New hybrid grown in the Garden

As we harvest the fruit and vegetables from our Superfood Summer beds, we have discovered a new hybrid of Brassica juncea (Indian mustard) inadvertently formed by cross-pollination. Planted in alternate rows by one of our Gardeners, Tom Wells, the broad leaved, purple flush  ’Osaka Purple’ and the almost feathery ‘Golden Streaks’ plants have cross-pollinated. With its divided, purple tinted leaves, the new hybrid is yet to be named and further breeding work is to be undertaken.  For more information about this summer’s display beds, click here. This area of the Garden is about to undergo significant re-development as part of the new Medicinal Plants quadrant, which will be described in more detail on the website in due course.

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New Garden of Medicinal Plants takes shape – opened April 2014
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