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Gourmet Genetics LLP

Gourmet Genetics™ was established in 2011 to market the range of cherry tomatoes bred by Mark Rowland. The name was chosen to reflect the commitment to innovative breeding for outstanding flavour and quality.

Breeding objectives are focused on the amateur market, where there is a real need for modern, high quality open pollinated varieties. Work to increase the colour range and fruit size is at an advanced stage.

Please note that from the 1st October 2018, Kings Seeds are the sole distributors of all Gourmet Genetics™ varieties. Clicking on the logo below will take you to the Kings Seeds commercial site.

NB All Gourmet Genetics™ tomato and chilli varieties are fully compliant with UK legislation, and where applicable have tested negative for ToBRFV.

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As the tomato breeding program matured, Gourmet Genetics™ moved into breeding and selecting chillies. Over two hundred cultivars from around the world have been trialled and tasted to find those most suited to the Northern European climate. As with the tomato breeding program, the emphasis has been on outstanding flavour.

The business operates from Laughing Owl Nursery near Spalding, Lincolnshire and continues to build upon its reputation for innovation and excellence.

Gourmet Genetics™ are pleased to anounce that a very successful 2019 chilli trial has resulted in the immediate addition of two new chilli varieties, Madre Vieja & Wraith, to our list, with the potential for more to follow.

Gourmet Genetics LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership incorporated in England & Wales.