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Unwins Seeds

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Unwins Seeds is a British seed company based in Alconbury Weston, Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. The Times described Unwins as "a firm that has grown ... to become one of the most familiar features of Britain’s horticultural landscape", and the BBC called the company "world-famous". History Unwins Seeds was formed in 1903 by William Unwin by selling sweet pea seeds. His son Charles, who had an interest in sweet peas, joined the business in 1914. A brother Frank had an interest in gladioli. In the late 1950s the company sold packets of seeds to gardening shops in full colour packets. Later it would supply garden centres, which helped the business to blossom. In 2003, the firm celebrated its centenary by publishing The Unwins Century, an illustrated volume by Colin Hambidge, and by launching the Unwins Centennial Dahlia. The company continues to be a leader in the development of types of sweet pea. Most of the sweet pe
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