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Vegetable grower and Propagation Manager for Urban Jungle, UK

Best in Sow 2016

It’s that time again. This is the second year that I have reviewed new vegetable varieties personally grown in the previous seasons. Here are the best performers for 2016.
I have also added the 2015 varieties so that this is a rolling summary to date.


Black podded pea ‘Desiree’


Climbing bean ‘Bauhilde’

2015 – Selma Zebra, Marvel of Venice and Trionto Violette.

Summer Squash best for yields.

Early Crookneck.

Courgettes best for yields.


2015 – Floridor, Sunburst and Lebanese.


‘Crown Prince’

Radicchio (Summer)

‘Bel Fiore’



2015 – Malaga, Oriental Rose, Candela, French Breakfast.

Spring Onions.


2015 – Reddy.



‘Dazzling Blue’.

New Greens.


Salad Leaves.

Salanova ‘Seurat’.

2015 – Spotted Trout, Mohican, Navarro, and Merlot.

Best new vegetable.



‘Kish White’ the small pale yellow ones in this photo.

2015 – Boston Pickling & Beth Alpha.

Best pickling pepper.


Best chilli for flavour.

‘Suave Red’.

Most prolific yield of all the chillies grown.

‘Buena Mulata’.

In 2015 they were rated as a group, top performers were Padron, Anaheim, Poblano, Pepperoncini and Sante Fe.


Black Beauty.
Black Pineapple.
Costoluto Fiorentino.
Gold Medal.
Orange Wellington.
Purple Bumble Bee.
Sweet Solano.
Black Crimson.
Orange Queen.
Green Grape.
Beauty King.
Berkeley Tie Dye.
Chocolate Stripes.

Most fun to grow!


limegarden@sky.com • 15th January 2017

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