We grow several interesting varieties of Oriental leaves and this is a good time of year to try them at their best. We vary the mix from year to year but usually have Red Mizuna, Green Mizuna, Yukina Savoy (a kind of Tatsoi) and Tokyo Bekana (a pale yellow leaf). You can see pictures of these and some others on our website: http://www.evabotanicals.co.uk/pages/salad.php This year we are also trying Namenia (similar to Mizuna) and Purple Wave (a red mustard leaf). Your Oriental leaves pack could contain any of these. This week we are offering Bonus Oriental leaves: two bags for £2.
The apple season has started as it always does with Discovery. We have seven other varieties at Houghton that will be ripe for the picking later on – although some are in short supply because of the same late frost that damaged the tomatoes and French beans.
We have bonus regular Genovese basil – you get two bags for £2. As well as our regular cherry tomato variety called Sakura, we have a yellow mini plum type called Miele, a regular size red one called Douglas, an orange one called Orange Santa and two peculiar ones: Indigo Blue, which has small purple and brown fruit, and Mirabelle Blanche which is a pale yellow colour – sometimes described as ivory.
We still have lemon balm and lovage, each for 50p a bunch and there are still lots of cucumbers. Bonus Cucumbers now four for £1. We are also picking kale, cavolo nero, Oriental leaves, shallots, courgettes, Greek basil, regular basil, chives, runner beans, French beans, flowery salad packs, chard and perpetual spinach. And we still have Silverskin pickling onions (500g for £2) and gherkins (500g for £2).
BONUS ORIENTAL LEAVES: 2 packs for £2
BONUS BASIL: 2 packs of Genovese (the regular type) for £2.
BONUS LOVAGE: A small bag of fresh leavers for 50p.
BONUS LEMON BALM: A small bag of fresh leaves for 50p.
BONUS CUCUMBERS: Four for £1.
BONUS PICKLING ONIONS: 500g for £2.
BONUS GHERKINS: 500g for £2.
GENERAL BONUS BAG: Choose any item we supply (fruit or veg) and as long as supplies allow, we’ll bring you a bag of it weighing more than you would normally get for the price. £2 a bag. As long as we have the produce, you can have as many General Bonus Bags as you like.