Try something different

Developed by James Wong, Suttons are excited to bring you a range of vegetable varieties that aren't the everyday norm, but are easy to grow and taste delicious.


James Wong is an enthusiastic Kew trained botanist, RHS award winner, author and TV presenter who is renowned for thinking outside the box when it comes to exciting and unusual fruit and vegetable varieties to grow at home.

"To my mind by far the most convincing reason to grow your own is the simple fact it allows you to access a whole world of otherwise un-buyable varieties" - James Wong
Amaranth Grains
Tastes like: Malty, brown rice. Amaranth has been cultivated for around 8000 years. Perfect for growing a double crop of a small amount of Amaranth grains, which contain nutrients and amino acids, to sprinkle on your cereal and also a delicious harvest of foliage which can be used as young spinach and is super tasty in stir-fries.
500 seeds
£2.49
Callaloo
Tastes like: A mix of spinach, broccoli & watercress. A delicious spinach-like vegetable with a rich, earthy, broccoli-like flavour. Extremely versatile in the kitchen and decorative in your garden coming in every conceivable psychedelic shade, from acid green and highlighter orange to the deepest blood red. 
38 seeds
£2.49
Chilli Pepper Serrano
Jalapeno's badass little brother, this guy gives a similar bright, biting flavour but with a ton more heat. Usually eaten raw, its thick, crisp flesh adds a crunch to guacamole and salsas. measures 15,000-20,000 on the Scoville scale.
8 seeds
£2.49
Cucamelon
Already a firm favourite amongst James' fans and gracing the dishes of many a TV chef, these tiny watermelons lookalikes have a refreshing flavour and bags of personality. Small enough to fit into a teaspoon, yet bite into one and the flavour is pure cucumber with a fresh tinge of lime. Try in salads, pickled whole, or why not explore their cocktail-enhancing prowess?
20 seeds
£2.49
Goji Berry
Treat it mean to keep it keen, the Goji berry needs no attention, pruning, feeding or care and in fact is at its most productive when under stress. We’ve selected this variety, specifically bred for its larger fruit yields in the UK. Highly productive. Delicious & foolproof to grow. Sky high in antioxidants. The eastern 'superfood' that’s easier to grow than a stinging nettle. 
30 seeds
£2.49
Inca Berries
Tastes like: Gooseberries, kiwi, pineapple, orange. Recognisable in patisseries or indeed many cocktails, these shiny golden berries, each wrapped in its own paper Chinese lantern, are one of the trendiest garnishes around. Also known as the Cape Gooseberry (although it originates from highland Peru), the golden berry, or simply by its genus name ‘Physalis’, these sticky amber balls have a rich flavour of ripe gooseberries with a hint of tropical fruit, followed by a pleasant bitter sweet aftertaste.
15 seeds
£2.49
Nasturtium Leaves
Despite being possibly the most flavourful and versatile of all salad crops, and one that will grow almost anywhere you like, this exotic Incan vegetable has been unfairly relegated to the flower border for over a hundred years. Yet give it a chance in your veg patch and it will adorn your beds with an almost inexhaustible supply of peppery leaves, watercress-flavoured flowers and crisp seed pods for literally months on end.
25 seeds
£2.49

Popcorn Fiesta
As tasty as it is ornamental, Popcorn Fiesta is the one sure-fire way to get kids to eat their veg. Growing popcorn is just as easy as regular sweetcorn and can essentially be treated in the exact same way. The only key difference between them is that popcorn requires a slightly longer growing season to allow its kernels to fully ripen.
25 seeds
£2.49

Salsola (Land seaweed)
Italian salad leaves that are crisp on the outside but curiously succulent & slippery within. Easy to grow plants that respond well to repeated clipping.
300 seeds
£2.49
Asparagus Pea
Tastes like: Fresh asparagus & garden peas. 
Now here’s a plant that really lives up to its name, perfectly combining the flavour of garden peas and fresh asparagus into its tiny, curiously-shaped pea pods. 
30 seeds
£2.49
Chilli Pepper Chilaca
When it is dried and smoked it really comes into its own. It then becomes known as a pasilla, meaning ‘little raisin’, because of its sweet, berry-like flavour with distinct hints of chocolate. Essential for an authentic Mexican mole sauce. Measures 500-2,000 on the Scoville Scale.
8 seeds
£2.49
Chilli Pepper Trindad Perfume
All the fruity flavour of Scotch Bonnet chillies, but with zero spice. If you love the tangy, fruitiness of habanero peppers but can't handle the heat there's some good news for you. Sweet with barely any heat this is the ulimate chilli-haters chilli. Measures 0-500 on the Scoville Scale.
8 seeds
£2.49
Electric Daisies
Tastes like: Citrus with a jolt of electricity! Believe it or not, these pretty little daisy flowers have a big surprise - they taste like citrus with a jolt of electricity! Their fizzy electric buzz effect is like nothing you will have tasted before. Similar to popping candy, cloves, or a 9 volt battery, this unusual sensation is perfect for spicing up your cooking, bringing an unexpected zing to a dessert or sorbet, or adding a mouth-tingling twist to a glamorous cocktail.
220 seeds
£2.49
Hyacinth Bean
Tastes like: Chestnut, floury, mangetout. Stunning purple mangetout-style pods follow fuchsia-pink flowers. The more you pick the more they produce. Very ornamental and highly edible!
7 seeds
£2.49
Parsley Eagle
The perfect two-in-one crop. Masses of flat leaved parsley with sweet mini parsnips down below. Flavour is similar to that of parsnips but with the cleaner, grassy freshness of parsley.
75 seeds
£2.49
Quinoa
Tastes like: Couscous, nutty, hop-like.
 The sacred grain of the Incas that will grow easily even in sunny Scotland! Grows well in cool, wet climates and 10 plants will produce upto 0.5kg (1lb) of grain!
410 seeds
£2.49
Samphire
Tastes like: The sea. Samphire was the superfood loved by the Victorians. Distinctive, crisp and salty taste. Grows well indoors and outdoors. Treat as a ‘cut and come again’ crop.
250 seeds
£2.49
Squash Tromboncino
Wacky Italian cultivar with lovely, mild artichoke flavour & a long neck that’s 100% free of seeds. Actually a variety of butternut squash, picked while still tender and green. As well as looking incredibly ornamental in the garden, its big benefit in the kitchen is that it tastes sweeter than most regular courgettes.
20 seeds
£2.49
Tomatillo
Tastes like: tomato & lime. 
Perfect in salsas, sauces and guacamoles. Very similar to its relative, the tomato, but even easier to grow. Sealed inside their own little paper envelopes, these round, green tomato-like fruit were once actually more popular than tomatoes themselves amongst the Aztecs of their native Mexico. They are freshingly fruity and taste weirdly like a cross between a lime and beefsteak tomato.
25 seeds
£2.49