Evesham Special Brussels Sprout
Looking at my seed box a lot of my Brussels Sprouts seeds are getting a little old, so I decided to look at the cost of buying a new packet of seeds.
I decided on Evesham Special because I have grown them before and they are an old traditional English variety producing medium height, strong growing plants and yielding heavy crops of solid, good, flavoured sprouts from September to December. 2½ft (75cm).
I was initially surprised how few of the UK seed suppliers I have on my list in the left margin are actually selling them in 2023. Then thinking about it perhaps it isn't strange as most of those not selling them are usually more expensive, perhaps those larger companies are realising they can't or don't want to compete on price for traditional heirloom seeds these days.
Ordered by Cost and then Number of seeds
Supplier Number Seed - Cost
Budget Seeds - 80 Seeds - 29p
Bargain Seeds - 25 Seeds - 29p
Seeds To Suit - 20 Seeds - 39p
More Veg - 15 Seeds - 60p
SeeKay Horticultural - 300 Seeds - 85p
Premier Seeds Direct - 2500 Seeds - 99p
Seed Megastore - 900 Seeds - 99p
Simply Seeds - 250 Seeds - 99p
Seed Parade - 250 Seeds - 99p
Seeds To Sow - 200 Seeds - £1.25
Mole Seeds - 10grams - £1.90
ChilternSeeds - 372 Seeds - £1.95
Mr Fothergills - 500 Seeds - £2.15
Johnsons - 500 Seeds - £2.40
Not stocking or selling Evesham Special Brussel Sprouts his year
D.T. Brown, Dobies, Gardening Direct, Groves Nurseries, Growseed, Jungle Seeds, Kings Seeds, Marshalls, Nickys Nursery, Plant World Seeds, Real Seeds, Robinsons Mammoth, Seedaholic, Seed Co-operative, Simpsons Seeds, Suttons, Thompson & Morgan, Tucker Seeds, Unwins