Seeds from Italy

Blog readers will know that I like to try growing something a little different or unusual each year. Last Summer I bought a packet of vegetable spaghetti from an Italian seed company. Apparently related to the durum wheat family, vegetable spaghetti is not a widely eaten food in the UK and is considered by many in Italy as an exotic delicacy. Each year at the end of March is an extremely anxious time for spaghetti harvesters all over Europe as severe frost can impair the flavour of the spaghetti. Each strand of spaghetti always grows to the same length thanks to years of genetic engineering by expert growers. This particular variety comes in variegated form, producing green, red and white strands.

You can get these seeds from the parent company in Italy by ordering online at internet on