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Vegetable and Salad Plants


Fresh fruit and vegetables from your own garden are unbeatable. We grow a wide selection ready to plant out which this year will include 8 varieties of lettuce, 17 of tomatoes and 5 chilli peppers.

Our fruit and vegetable plants are homegrown and include commercial varieties for increased cropping and disease resistance.

Spring and early summer are the main planting times. Spring Cabbage is available from August onward.

To see the list of fruit and vegetable plants that we have in stock at the beginning of the season, please see the list below; this does not, however, guarantee availability on the day of your visit. Conversely, there may be additions to our list during the year, so if you are looking for something particular, do ask – we might be able to help. Call us on 01225 862 392 or email us.

Location: Our vegetables and salad plants may be found outside, to the right of the propagating house.

Tomatoes, peppers and herbs are just inside the main greenhouse, to your right as you enter.

Don’t miss out on our range of fresh herbs either.

Downside Nurseries Vegetable and Salad Plant List as at 01 April 2021
Please remember that the list below is correct as at 01 April, but not all of these plants may be available on the day of your visit 

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Species Variety Pot Size Description
Artichoke Arad 2 litre Purple heads,fine flavour,almost spineless
Asparagus Gijnlim F1 4 litre All female hybrid mid season. AGM
Aubergine Bonica F1  9cm pot Early,medium height good dark green fruit AGM                                  
Baby Leaf Essential Mix Half tray Contains lettuce,endive and spicy oriental leaves
Bean,Broad The Sutton Half tray Short plant,long cropping period,very good flavour  AGM      
Bean,Dwarf Tintoretto Half tray Borlotti  16cm red pods, cream beans striped with red
Bean,Dwarf Nassau Half tray Early maturing flat podded variety.Self fertile
Bean,Dwarf Faraday Half tray Early maturing pencil podded variety.Self fertile
Bean,French Hunter Half tray Climbing,Smooth Flat pods, Blue Lake type.Self fertile  AGM
Bean,French Cobra Half tray Climbing,Smooth round pods superb flavour.Self fertile  AGM
Runner Bean Achievement Half tray High quality long good flavoured beans  AGM                             
Runner Bean White Lady Half tray White flowers which are less attractive to birds AGM                      
Beetroot Pablo F1 Six Pack Maincrop, good deep red internal colour AGM                                 
Broccoli Burbank F1 Six Pack White spears,extra early,superior flavour
Broccoli Claret F1 Six Pack April heading,thick succulent spears GM                                          
Brussels Sprout Maximus F1 Six Pack Sweet flavour early mid season   Which choice AGM
Cabbage Advantage F1 Six Pack Pointed for summer, autumn,winter and spring
Cabbage Merlin F1 Six Pack Pointed for late spring and summer.Replaces Hispi
Cabbage Rigoletto F1 Six Pack Savoy,compact,stands well  AGM                                                             
Cabbage Deadon F1 Six Pack January King type with good sweet flavour
Cabbage Rodeo Six Pack Red,good for salads or cooking
Calabrese Stomboli F1 Six Pack Standard variety,good colour and flavour  Which                             
Calabrese Sticcoli F1 Six Pack Tenerstem variety for early autumn cropping
Carrot Mercurio F1 Six Pack Nantes type for early crops
Carrot FlyawayF1 Six Pack Nantes type,good tolerance of root fly  AGM                                      
Cauliflower Aviron F1 Six Pack Good quality heads,summer and autumn cropping
Cauliflower Graffiti F1 Six Pack Purple curd,crops summer and autumn  AGM                                 
Cauliflower Navona F! Six Pack Romanesco type,dark green,crops Sept-Nov.
Celariac Prinz Six Pack High quality,resistant to bolting  AGM                                                     
Celery Celebrity Six Pack Quick maturing,self blanching,,very little stringiness
Chilli Pepper Apache F1 9cm pot Dwarf plant,small red fruits,hot 80,000shu
Chilli Pepper Cayennetta F1 9cm pot Hot and pungent Compact plant 40 000shu
Chilli Pepper Demon Red 9cm pot Compact 2,5cm red fruits,hot 100,000shu
Chilli Pepper Hot Banana F1 9cm pot Good for frying and grilling 10,000shu
Chilli Pepper Rocky F1 9cm pot Hybrid Jalapeno, harvest green or red 1,000-5,000shu
Courgette Defender F1 9cm pot High quality dark green fruit  Which                                                          
Courgette Eight Ball F1 9cm pot Small round fruits, good for stuffing
Courgette Atena F1 9cm pot Yellow fruits of high quality
Cucumber Burpless F1 9cm pot Outdoor,ridge type,bitter free
Cucumber Carmen F1 9sq pot Glasshouse,all female,resistant to mildew and gummosis
Cucumber Passandra F1 9sq pot Glasshouse,all female mini cue.mildew resistant Which           
Florence Fennel Rondo F1 Six Pack Early maturing,good flavour
Gherkin Partner F1 9sq pot Very compact and productive. Eat fresh or pickled
Herbs Round Pot 9cm pot Basil, borage. chives, coriander, parsley, thyme etc.
Herbs Square Pot 9sq pot Tarragon,mint,sage etc.
Kale Yurok FI Six Pack Improved Black Tuscany type,well flavoured, hardy
Kale Redbor F1 Six Pack Red  curled leaves for  salads or winter vegetable  AGM             
Kale Winterbor F1 Six Pack Very hardy tightly curled leaves for winter greens  AGM              
Kohl Rabi Ballot F1 Six Pack Early maturing purple variety,bolt resistant
Leaf Beet Perpetual spinach Six Pack Green cut and come again for cooking and salads
Leek Warwick F1 Six Pack Disease resistant,for November to April cropping
Lettuce Butterhead Six Pack Traditional hearted lettuce for early, mid or late crops
Lettuce Can Can Six Pack  Bright green curled cut and come again Which                              
Lettuce Cos Six Pack (Tantan) Medium sized cos very crisp with sweet flavour
Lettuce Little Gem Six Pack (Fortaleza) Popular baby cos
Lettuce Lollo Rossa Six Pack (Matador)Traditional red cut and come again
Lettuce Iceberg Six Pack (Gondar) Dense hearts,holds well, tip burn resistant
Lettuce Red Salad Bowl Six Pack (Bolero) Red oak leaf cut and come again
Lettuce Salad Bowl Six Pack (Isira) Green oak leaf cut and come again
Marrow Tiger Cross F1 9cm pot Bush type,early,striped fruit  Which                                                            
Melon Galia F1 9cm pot Sweet and disease resistant
Onion Santero F1 Six Pack Rijnsburger type,mildew resistant,early maturing
Pak Choi Mei Qing Choi F1 Six Pack Green for baby leaf or hearting. Hot and cold tolerant                                  
Pea Delikett Six Pack Sweet, stringless sugar-snap type  AGM                                              
Pea Early Onward Six Pack Swet and early AGM                                                                                           
Pea Onward Six Pack Sweet maincrop variety  AGM                                                                   
Pumpkin Wicked F1 9cm pot Medium sized,  perfect for Halloween 
Radicchio Amaranta Six Pack Nice round heads,bolt resistant
Salad Onion Reddy Six Pack Use as red salad onions or space wider and let bulb up
Salad Onion Guardsman F1 Six Pack Almost bulb free,disease resistant   AGM                                             
Shallot Matador F1 Six Pack Large sweet bulbs that store well
Spinach Clarinet F1 Six Pack Smooth green leaves for salads or cooking
Squash Butternut 9cm pot (Hunter F1) Good flavour and very productive
Squash Crown Prince 9cm pot Superb quality orange flesh,stores well for winter eating
Squash Moonbeam 9cm pot Greenish white fruit, good flavour
Squash Rolet F1 9cm pot Gem type tennis ball sized fruits trailing habit
Sweet Corn Lark F1 Six Pack Mid season super sweet “extra tender” variety Which                      
Sweet Pepper Bell Boy F1 9cm pot Traditional, reliable green variety
Sweet Pepper Bright Star F1 9cm pot Crisp square orange fruit
Sweet Pepper Bendigo 9cm pot Vigorous and early fruiting,red fruits
Sweet Pepper Fiesta F1 9cm pot Yellow sweet thick early fruits
Sweet Pepper Redskin 9cm pot Medium sized fruit,compact plant, perfect for patio pots
Swiss Chard Bright Lights Six Pack Wide colour range,for salads or cooking  Which                              
Tomato Alicante 9cm pot Old favourite,indoor or outdoor(Cordon)
Tomato BlackOpal 9cm pot Small sweet fruits, indoor or outdoor (Cordon) Brix 9
Tomato Crimson CrushF1 9cm pot Large sweet fruit. Blight resistant in or outdoor (Cordon)
Tomato Floridity F1 9cm pot Cherry Plum (replaces Rosada) Brix9.5 (Cordon)
Tomato Gardener’s Delight 9cm pot Cherry type,good flavour,in or outdoor (Cordon) Brix7
Tomato Maskotka 9cm pot Basket type,very early tasty good sized fruit
Tomato Matina 9cm pot Potato leaved,in/outdoor,top of Which flavour trials.(C)
Tomato Moneymaker 9cm pot Classic variety,in or outdoor.(Cordon)
Tomato  Mountain MagicF1 9cm pot Blight resistant in/outdoor Good flavour (Cordon)  Which             
Tomato Olivade F1 9cm pot Plum tomato, excellent quality (Cordon) Brix 5   Which                      
Tomato Patio Plum 9cm pot Bush habit, small sweet plum shaped fruit   AGM                            
Tomato Shirley F1 9cm pot Glasshouse,cold tolerant,high quality (Cordon)
Tomato  Sugargloss F1 9cmpot  Extra sweet cherry tomato Brix 12 (Cordon)
Tomato Sungold F1 9cm pot Orange cherry cordon variety  Brix 10  AGM
Tomato Supersteak F1 9cm pot Very large sweet fruits.Indeterminate (Cordon) Brix5