Gift box with seeds from the Nordic Countries

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Buy a gift box with seeds from NordGen and support our work with conservation and sustainable use of plants and seeds.

Content of the gift box
• Gift certificate
• Description of the varieties and how to grow them, all text in English
• 5 bags of seeds; onion (NO), salad (DK), cucumber (SE), chive (IS), spinach (FI)

ONION (NO): SVE – NGB14624
Onion collected in Norway, but originally from Sweden.

 

 

SALAD (DK): GULDGUL STENHOVED – NGB4101
Salad with tasty yellow-green leaves and relatively open heads.

 

 

 

CUCUMBER (SE): ARBOGA VIT – NGB24770
Variety known since the end of the 19th century. The fruits are about 20 cm long and have a small seed house. Used both for pickling and for salad.

 

 

CHIVE (IS): PÁLSSON, REYKJAVIK – NGB20054
This chive is specially adapted to northern latitudes as it has been grown by the same family in Iceland for more than 80 years.

 

 

SPINACH (FI): TAMPERE – NGB20239
Branch spinach is rare in shops, but deserves better attention.

 

 

 

How does it work?
The gift box with seeds will be sent to you by mail. Included in the gift box is a certificate of your support to NordGen.

Why seeds?
The Nordic countries are facing a near future with climate changes and a need for plants with new properties. The seeds that we keep in NordGen’s gene bank contain possibilities to develop new plants that adapt better to the climate of the future. When you buy a gift box with seeds, you support NordGen’s work with conservation and sustainable use of plants and seeds. When you plant these seeds, you contribute to the conservation of our common Nordic heritage. Share your experiences with other Nordic leisure plant-growers with #nordgen.

FYI
The gift box will be ready to be posted from NordGen from Monday 25 November 2019.