Places to buy interesting and unusual varieties of vegetables and fruit;
The Real Seed Catalogue – Possibly the best UK collection of often rare and unusual open pollinated seeds. Tends to be my first stop for most seeds!
Pennards Plants – Huge collection of unusual and rare vegetable seeds. As as added bonus they also have absolutely lovely seed packets.
Thomas Etty Esq. Seeds – Specialising in heritage vegetable varieties.
Victoriana Nursery – Large range of vegetable seeds, plug plants and fruit plus a fantastic selection of chilli seeds.
Otter Farm Shop – Plenty of interesting vegetables, herbs, nuts, spices and fruit from Mark Diacono.
Baker Creek Seeds – An absolutely huge range of often unusual and heritage vegetable seeds, based in the US but will ship to the UK. I could literally spend hours just browsing their website!
Sea Spring Seeds – Large range of vegetable seeds with an absolutely fantastic range of chilli seeds.
Beans and Herbs – Wide variety of rare and unusual bean seeds.
Backyard Larder– Wide range of perennial vegetables for sale.
Bobby Seeds – Specialists in Squashes and Pumpkins with at least 300 different varieties.
Agroforestry Research Trust – Wide selection of unusual fruit trees/bushes and perennial edibles.
KORE Wild Fruit Nursery – Collection of unusual fruits and edible perennials
Edulis – Large selection of unusual edibles with plenty of interesting perennials.
Jekka’s Herb Farm – Huge collection of herbs, I mean absolutely huge….!
Poyntzfield Herb Nursery – Same as above really, over 400 varieties of herbs for sale.
Seeds of Italy – Lovely selection of seeds including a particularly fine selection of courgettes and tomatoes.
Organic Garden Catalogue – Huge range of organic vegetable seeds.
Brown Envelope Seeds – A great selection of open pollinated vegetable, grain and herb seeds.
Incredible Vegetables – Some wonderful unusual vegetables including Ulluco, Skirret and Perennial Kale.