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Letter: Cowcumbers of 1707

Sir: The real salad days (Letters, 16 March) were c1707, when Henry Wise, who was laying out the kitchen garden at Blenheim, billed the Duke of Marlborough for seeds of: cresses, lop lettuce, cos lettuce, cabbage lettuce, Silesia lettuce, brown Dutch lettuce, corn salad, rocket, succory, hartshorn (swine's cress), Good King Henry, scorzonera, purslane, radish (a peck), black Spanish radish, celery and early cowcumber (sic).

BEST-SELLERS / Top 10 vegetables

----------------------------------------------------------------- TOP 10 VEGETABLES ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 . .Potato 2 . .Carrot 3 . .Cabbage 4 . .Cauliflower 5 . .Onion 6 . .Pepper 7 . .Courgette 8 . .Aubergine 9 . .French bean 10 . .Beanshoot ----------------------------------------------------------------- Chart supplied by Morning Fresh, Covent Gdn, London WC2 -----------------------------------------------------------------

Gardening: Nothing else is a patch on cabbage: Mr Beeton, for one, considered this vegetable the garden's most important product. Anna Pavord sets out to enhance its image

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