The Discovery apples are finished now and we are moving on to Red Windsor. Their flavour is lightly aromatic with a good balance of sweetness and sharpness. We have been experimenting with baby leaf true spinach – picked at a much earlier stage and more delicate than perpetual spinach – and have a small amount available now. Let me know if you would like to try some.
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 and Yukina Savoy (a kind of Tatsoi). 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.
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. We are also picking coriander, flat leaf parsley, rocket, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, cavolo nero, Oriental leaves, shallots, courgettes, regular basil, chives, runner beans, French beans, flowery salad packs, true spinach and chard. 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 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.