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ACHOCA / BOLIVIAN STUFFING CUCUMBER / CAIGUA
This is an unusual vining plant producing smooth slightly curved cucumber like fruits that are hollow and suitable for stuffing or adding to soups and stews. Very vigorous plant suitable for a wide range of climates, just be sure it has plenty of space to ramble. Very producti...
ADZUKI BEAN / RED MUNG BEAN / RED BEAN
Usually grow exclusively for dried bean production, adzuki is an ancient variety of bean used in Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese and South Korean cuisine. Easy to grow, best in cool to temperate climates, very hot weather can prohibit bean production so choose the planting period to avoid Summer if in...
approx 12+ seeds
This is a fast growing vine best suited to tropical and subtropical climates. Many parts of the plant can be used - the young stems, leaves and flower buds can be used as greens, the seeds can be roasted and eaten and the young fruit can be used like zucchini. When mature the fruit are an unusual angled gourd like ...
Artichoke ‘Green Globe'
This is a gourmet vegetable, originating from Western Mediterranean in ancient times. It has attractive grey-green foliage and grows to 1.5m. Artichokes are perennials, usually living 5 years. Cut buds when heads are tight and flat 5cm below bud, late first summer, boil until tender. Cut plant and mulch after har...
Artichoke ‘Purple Headed'
This is a gourmet vegetable, originating from Western Mediterranean in ancient times. It has attractive purple lilac coloring and grows to 1.5m. Artichokes are perennials, usually living 5 years. Cut buds when heads are tight and flat 5cm below bud, late first summer, boil until tender. Cut plant and mulch aft...
Asparagus - Argenteuil
This is a French heirloom, the best variety for blanching, producing green spears with rosy / purple tips and usually has more of a white base when emerging. Blanching will also make the stems pure white as seen in the first photo. Early producing, flavoursome and heat tolerant, this variety is a must for the aspa...
Asparagus - Mary Washington
approx 20-25 seeds
This is a great table favourite which produces tender shoots that are a great aside for loads of dishes. It has both male and female plants Sow early Spring Sow 20mm deep in a sunny position, emerge in 20-24days, Space 10cm apart Harvest in the second year of growth
Asparagus -Purple Passion F1
This variety has large dark purple spears with a mild nutty flavour. Once established, asparagus is easy to grow and requires little care other than watering and fertilising. It has both male and female plants. This variety is an F1 so not suitable for seed saving.
Sow early Spring Sow 20mm deep in a sunny p...
Asparagus - uc157
approx 50 seeds
This is a great high yielding variety producing tender shoots that are a great aside for loads of dishes. It has both male and female plants. Note this variety is an F2 hybrid.
Sow early Spring Sow 20mm deep in a sunny position, emerge in 20-24days, Space 10cm apart Harvest in the second year of growth
Baby Bok Choy
approx. 100 seeds
This is a fast growing asian vegetable that can be used in stir frys or steamed. Its highly nutritious and tasy and super easy to grow!
Sowing time - All year, try to avoid hottest and coldest times of year - best germination between 10-20 degrees C.
Prefer sunny position, sow 3mm deep, emerge 6-10days
Baby Bok Choi / Pak Choi ‘Red’ (Also called Purple)
This variety produces dark purple to reddish leaves depending on climate. Darker colouring usually in colder climates / seasons and in full sun. Excellent for baby leaf production. Pak choi is a very fast growing vegetable which is a good substitute for spinach and cabbage. It is gre...
Carrot – ‘Baby Pak’
This dutch carrot produces small baby sized carrots with succulent and smooth cylindrical roots. Sow Au-Sp in warm areas, All year temperate regions, Sp-Su in cold areas. Best germination 7-20 degrees C soil temp. Sow 5mm directly in final position, seedlings emerge 10-21 days, space 1-2cm apart. Harvest 10-12wks a...
POPCORN 'Strawberry Mini' / BABY CORN
This is a rare heirloom variety producing very small cobs with red kernals on small plants. Best for baby corn, can also be used as popcorn. NON GMO and heirloom.
*Note that corn cross pollinates easily and this will affect the taste and appearance of the cobs, best to space out plantings of differe...
This is an excellent F1 variety (a natural cross between two varieties) which produces small cobs, specially bred for mini corns used in thai cuisene and stri frys. Pick immature cobs at 10cm or if left to dry out the resulting seeds can be used as popcorn.
Note: This seed had been treated to improve stike rate but gloves ...
BABY KALE 'Pink' Lot of approx. 150 seeds
This variety is mostly used for micro greens / baby leaves and sprouting. Easy to grow and with a more distinctive taste than other kale varieties. Pick leaves for baby leaves after 25 days. Sowing time - Sp-Su cool areas, late Su-Au in warmer areas. Best in cooler climates and has frost tolerance to -1...
English Spinach / Baby Spinach
Lot of approx. 60-100 seeds
This variety is excellent for baby leaves, producing crisp and tender leaves perfect for salads and usual spinach use. This particular variety is a french heirloom.
Sowing time - Autumn to Winter or in cool zones - late summer to next spring, best in cooler climates or cooler time of the...
Sweet Basil 'Genovase'
This is an excellent aromatic herb used in soups, salads and omlettes. The flavour is clove like and particularly a good growing companion to tomatoes. Annual growing to approx 45cm Sow Au-Sp warm areas, Sp-Su cooler areas Prefers a sunny position, sow 5mm, germinates 10-14days at 22 degrees C soil temp. Harvest...
Bean Black Turtle
approx 20 -25 seeds
This variety is generally grown for its dried beans and is used in many mexican dishes like black bean burritos. The plants have good heat and disease tolerance and are very easy to grow. Sowing time - Spring and summer (needs 18+ degrees C) Prefer sunny position, sow 25mm deep, emerge 7-10 days Harvest once...
Climbing Bean 'Blauhilde'
This German heirloom variety of climbing bean produces enormous flat purple beans that stay tender and stringless, even as they get huge in size. They are best picked when about 15-20cm long and will continue to flower of a long period for an extended harvest. This bean is a climbing variety so requires a trell...
Climbing Bean – ‘Blue Lake’
A great variety which is tall growing producing a heavy crop of stringless green beans Sow in Spring and Summer or all year in warm northern areas. Sow 25mm directly in final position, seedlings emerge 6-10 days, space 15cm apart. This is a climbing variety which requires a trellis or some kind or support. H...
Dwarf Bean 'Cherokee Wax Butter Bean'
Lot of approx. 20 seeds
This variety of dwarf bean produces a long yellow stringless beans. The flavour is similar top normal beans but slightly buttery. Pods have a black seed when mature. Best to pick the beans when young as they are more tender at a younger stage. This bean is a dwarf variety so does not ...
Climbing Bean 'Purple King'
approx 20-25 seeds
This variety of climbing bean is of a purple colour but turns green when cooked. They taste just as good or even better than the regular bean you find in stores and are an amazingly vigorous producer - with just 15 seeds you'll have beans coming out of your ears! They are best picked when about 15-2...
BEAN 'Purple Rain' *RARE*
This variety of dwarf bean produces beautiful purple seeds unlike any other! Beans are slim and purple colored, prolific and very tasty. This bean is a dwarf variety so does not require a trellis or support.
Sowing time - Spring and summer Prefer sunny position, sow 15mm deep, emerge 7-10 days Harvest in approx...
Climbing Bean – ‘Rattlesnake Climbing'
approx 20 seeds
This variety is one of the best tasting heirloom beans around, producing green bean pods mottled with purple streaks.
Sow in Spring and Summer or all year in warm northern areas.
Sow 25mm directly in final position, seedlings emerge 6-10 days, space 15cm apart.
This is a climbing variety whi...
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