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StephenSouthwestStephenSouthwest Southwest EnglandPosts: 374
Hi all,

I've grown Kelvedon Wonder the last couple of years, and have realized that I just don't like the flavour - slightly floury, and not very sweet - what would you recommend for sweetness and flavour? I'm wondering about Alderman.


  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    edited June 2020
    Hurst Greenshaft for me every time.

    Edited to add:  But I don't have sugar in almost anything.
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 1,103
    Herbaceous stole my thunder.  I was going to say HG too.  Alderman I found rather tasteless.
  • strelitzia32strelitzia32 Posts: 767
    Ambassador, but I'm easily pleased (peased?)
  • StephenSouthwestStephenSouthwest Southwest EnglandPosts: 374
    ...just to follow up, I'm growing Alderman and Hurst Greenshaft this year - and enjoying them both so much more than kelvedon wonder, thank you for your thoughts.
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,672
    edited July 2021
    Alderman, although this is the only variety that we have ever grown 
  • Mark-EMark-E Pontypridd, WalesPosts: 179
    Hurst Greenshaft are sweet although hard to compare as I havent tried any others.
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