The following items have either been added or updated since our last published catalogue.
An early maturing mini Wong Bok type with dense heads, typically 22 cm tall and 13 cm across. Excellent dark green crinkled leaves. Slow to run up to seed.
Ensure that your growing medium is at the correct temperature for optimum germination and growth. Accurate and durable, this Soil Thermometer has an aluminium case and a dual deg F and deg C scale.
1031: Sunshine (new!)
This bush variety produces long flat stringless dark green pods to around 17cm. Excellent yields. Expect Two heavy harvests. Suits commercial growers and home gardeners alike.
1032: Adzuki (new!)
Plants produce small edible pods up to 5 cm in length. When dried, the seed is usually red in colour although this is highly variable. Sow seed 4 cm deep, spacing 7 to 10 cm apart. Space rows 45 cm apart.
1274: Cajun Belle Hyb. (new!)
This mildly hot bell capsicum produces heavy yields of 7 x 5cm fruit that may be harvested green or red. Ideal for salsa or stuffing. The 50cm tall plants are superb in pots or the garden. .
1348: Selection 174 (new!)
Adaptable large cauliflower with well covered heads. Matures around 5 months from sowing. Can be sown all year in warm areas, but best from November to April.
1362: Peppermint Stick (new!)
(Apium graveolens dulce). Striped candy-pink stalks which shade to green leaves. Attractive in the garden. Keeps its color when cooked. Slow to run to seed, maturing around 85 days from transplanting. Harvest outside stalks as needed.
1464: Muncher Burpless (new!)
Thin skinned open pollinated outdoor Lebanese type. Tasty young or fully mature, expect fruit around 17 cm long.
Grow as for cucumbers, preferably on a support. Native of Mexico and Central America. This relative of the cucumber produces heavy crops of grape sized fruit similar to miniature watermelons. Use raw in salads, whole or sliced, or in salsa sauces.
1506: Ping Tung Long (new!)
Purple fruit to a massive 30 to 45cm long and 3 cm wide. Heavy yields of sweet and tender fruit.
1574: Australian Yellow Leaf (new!)
This Australian heirloom leaf lettuce is a good performer in hot conditions. Leaves are lime-yellow and are ready to harvest 7 days earlier than most varieties.
1600: Black Beauty Hyb. (new!)
Dark green glossy fruit on compact plants. Heavy crops. Expect the first fruit in around 50 days.
1718: Ishikura Winter (new!)
(A. fistulosum) Plants to 45cm with 15cm of white stem. Single stemmed. Excellent raw or cooked.
1719: Pompei (new!)
(A. cepa). This Spring onion has a mild flavour making it ideal for salads etc. Quick maturing, it then develops a small flattened bulb that makes an ideal small pickling onion.
1802: Chick Pea (new!)
Prized for their high protein and fibre content, as well as their vitamins and mineral content. .
1803: Purple Podded (new!)
Expect heavy yields of long flat purple pods. Resists Powdery Mildew. Medium size plants.
1804: Princess (new!)
An excellent variety known for its heat tolerance and large pods.
1819: GreenDevil (new!)
This variety produces flat dark green pods under a wide range of conditions. Pod are typically 10 to 11cm long and 2 to 2.5 cm wide. Pods do not cup, resulting in an attractive product. Good tolerance to leaf diseases. Plants up to 1.2 metres.
1839: Sunset QHI (new!)
(C. moschata). This uniform large Butternut is high yielding and has an attractive cream skin and deep orange flesh. The seed cavity is small. Plants have some virus resistance. Australian developed.
1903: Popping Corn (new!)
Use as Baby Corn when immature, or as Popcorn when mature and dry. Expect 5 or 6 cobs of true baby corn from each plant when harvested before the silk appears. Plant seed 10cm apart. Not to Tasmania.