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Old vegetable varieties on sale.

GARDENING enthusiasts will put "antique salad" grown in a Coventry walled garden on sale on Saturday.

Allesley Park Walled Garden Group is harvesting some of the new season's vegetables - including 150-year-old varieties of lettuce, purple cauliflower, black radish and white carrots. Also on sale will be Sharpe's Express - white floury potatoes first bred about 1900.

The sale takes place from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

June Babb, chairman of the Allesley Park Walled Garden Group, said: "We hope people will try some of these tasty old varieties and perhaps grow them for themselves so that we can all keep a bit of our horticultural heritage alive."

For details, or to join the group, call (024) 7640 2059.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 18, 2003
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