Waitrose to stock Suttons' James Wong plants

Launching at Waitrose in a supermarket first, cucamelonand other exotic plants are available exclusively at Waitrose and have been grown by Suttons Seeds.

They are under the James Wong label and he said: "The fruit can be eaten straight off the plant, or tossed with olives, slivers of pepper and a dousing of olive oil for a quirky snack with drinks - or even popped in a martini.’

Victoria Mason, Waitrose outdoor plant buyer, said: "We know that, after cooking, gardening is our customers’ favourite hobby, so we wanted to introduce something a little bit out of the ordinary that they can grow and enjoy."

"This fun fruit is easy to grow so is the perfect plant for all ages to try their hand at gardening. The new James Wong range shows you don't have to stick with the traditional when growing your own vegetables and offers some exciting new additions for our customers’ gardens."

Cucamelon plants are priced at £4 and on a 3 for £10 mix and match offer along with the following James Wong and Suttons vegetable plants:

James Wong Sweetcorn, Mirai White £4

James Wong Salad Tomatoes, Rosella £4

James Wong Salad Tomatoes, Green Envy £4

Suttons Tomato Sweet Petit £4

Suttons Tomato Elegance £4

Suttons Tomato Belriccio £4

Suttons Tomato Crimson Crush £4

Suttons Cucumber Mini Stars £4

Suttons Sweet Pepper Britney £4

Suttons Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet £4

Suttons Chilli Pepper Medina £4

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