We’re going to Chelsea!

There are 5 weeks to go, and we’ve started counting down to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We’re thrilled that the Welcome to Yorkshire garden’s set to include vegetables from the Dobies range of grafted veg, and we’ve picked some of our exclusive new products to grace the garden.

Sugar Plum Raisin F1

We’re delighted to showcase the new and exclusive tomato ‘Sugar Plum Raisin F1’ on the Welcome to Yorkshire garden. Proudly grown and grafted in Yorkshire, this super sweet cherry tomato won’t split or drop and sun dries the tomatoes on the vine, giving you both fresh and antipasti style fruits to use later.

Dobies vegetables at the show

The garden will also feature the exclusive ‘Meatball’ aubergine, a perfect meat substitute for any meal, allowing you to cook aubergine ‘steaks and ‘chops’…a perfect way to add a twist to a dinner party. And then there’s ‘Orange Kiss’, the first orange Marconi-type pointed sweet pepper. With the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit firmly under its belt, we have to say, this one’s a real showstopper, while ‘Mini Star’ cucumbers are so productive they’ll keep you in cucumbers for months.

Orange Kiss peppers

Our ‘Sugar Plum Raisin’ tomatoes are part of the Rob Smith Grafted Veg range, exclusive to Dobies. Rob was the winner of Series 2 of the BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge, and he channels years of experience and a flair for trying new things into his range of vegetable, flower and fruit products. With a striking colour that’s going to bring the garden to life for visitors, the Sugar Plum Raisin F1 tomatoes are the perfect addition to the veg patch.

With long trusses of bright red, semi plum shaped fruit, we reckon this is the sweetest tomato you’ll ever grow. The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden’s always one of our favourite show gardens, inspiring visitors to discover the beauty of the county for themselves, so we can’t wait for it to wow the public and showcase some of our most exciting products at the same time.

The theme behind the show this year is the positive power of the garden and outdoor space, and its connection to our wellbeing. The RHS will use outdoor space and the beauty of the garden to demonstrate just how important gardening and being close to nature is to our wellbeing, and we’re so excited that the link between mindfulness and the garden is being celebrated.