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asian GREENS; BLACK CABBAGE Rapa Pekinensis group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 500                  Colour code: Green

Dark green baby leaves, excellent for combining with other salad greens. Cultivation: Sow from early Sept to late Oct and Feb-April. Prior to sowing add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm in the row. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground and be harvested several times.


asian greens; garland chrysanth Chrysanthemum coronarium

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 250                  Colour code: Green

Aromatic, tangy flavour for adding to stirfries, soups and curries. If growing for eating harvest before flowers. Flowers at 1m tall, very bitter taste by this stage. Sow in early Spring and again late Summer to early Autumn. Prior to sowing, add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground and be harvested several times.


Asian greens: MUSTARD GREEN ELK Brassica spp

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 250                  Colour code: Green

A unique, subtly flavoured, mustard green with fine, serrated leaves, fantastic in salad mixes. Cultivation: Sow from early Sept to late Oct and Feb-April. Prior to sowing add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm in the row. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground and be cut several times.


Asian greens: MUSTARD GREEN ELK Brassica spp

Price : $7.15                   Seeds: 3000                  Colour code: Green

A unique, subtly flavoured, mustard green with fine, serrated leaves, fantastic in salad mixes. Cultivation: Sow from early Sept to late Oct and Feb-April. Prior to sowing add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm in the row. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground and be cut several times.


Asian greens; RED CABBAGE Brassica oleracea Capitata group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 500                  Colour code: Green

Attractive eliptical reddish green baby leaf. Light cabbage, flavoursome in salads. Cultivation: Sow late Summer and early Spring. Prior to sowing add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm in the row. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground and be harvested several times.


Asian greens; MIBUNA Brassica rapa spp

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Green

Specially selected for strong vigorous growth, dark green leaves, rich flavour. Cultivation; Sow in early Spring and again late Summer to early Autumn. Prior to sowing add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm in the row. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground and be harvested several times.


Asian greens; MIBUNA Brassica rapa spp

Price : $7.15                   Seeds: 3000                  Colour code: Green

Specially selected for strong vigorous growth, dark green leaves, rich flavour. Cultivation; Sow in early Spring and again late Summer to early Autumn. Prior to sowing add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm in the row. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground and be harvested several times.


Asian greens; MIZUNA FINE LEAFED Brassica rapa spp

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Green

A superior mizuna with a fantastic flavour and subtle after taste. 2 - 3 times taller than standard mizuna. Cultivation: Sow in early Spring and again late Summer to early Autumn. Prior to sowing, add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm in the row. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground and be harvested several times.


Asian greens; MIZUNA FINE LEAFED Brassica rapa spp

Price : $7.15                   Seeds: 3000                  Colour code: Green

A superior mizuna with a fantastic flavour and subtle after taste. 2 - 3 times taller than standard mizuna. Cultivation: Sow in early Spring and again late Summer to early Autumn. Prior to sowing, add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm in the row. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground and be harvested several times.


Asian greens; PAK CHOI (GREEN STEM) Brassica rapa Chinensis Group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 50                  Colour code: Green

Succulent green stems and leaves for stir fries or salads. Trials demonstrate slow bolting in Spring. Sow Spring and again in late Summer/early Autumn. Prior to sowing, add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm between. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground.


Asian greens; TATSOI (mini pak choi) Brassica rapa Chinensis Group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 350                  Colour code: Green

A selection renowned for its vigorous, uniform growth. Dark green. Mouth watering sweet taste for salads, stir fries and garnish. Cultivation: Sow in early Spring and again late Summer to early Autumn. Prior to sowing, add a good layer of mushroom compost and rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed 1 cm apart in 5 mm deep furrows about 60 cm apart. Thin the plants to about 8 cm between. Autumn sown plants can stay in the ground and be harvested several times.


ASPARAGUS UC157 (F2) asparagus officinalis

Price : $4.40                  Seeds : 20                  Colour code: Purple

Exceptional flavour and high yield. 70% are male. Cultivation; Direct seed in mid Spring, no more than 5mm deep, 20cm apart and 30cm apart in the row, or sow 5mm in seed trays for transplating about 60-90 days before you expect the last frost. Keep at 16-20º C for germination (up to 21 days). In the meantime prepare a bed by digging to at least 30 cm deep and adding bulky organic compost, manure or seaweed. After the frosts plant seedlings 20-30cm apart in a 20mm deep trench and gradually fill the trench as the plant grows. Two years until full maturity.


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BASIL; SWEET ITALIAN Ocimum basilium untreated seed

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 1000                   Colour code: Orange

A good strong selection of fresh salad and pesto basil. Sow in punnets in mid November when temperatures are about 20 degrees C during day and warm at night. Transplant into bed in a sheltered sunny spot. Use Complete Organic Fertiliser around the small plants and water in.


BEAN, BROAD; AQUADULCE Vicia faba untreated seed

Price : $12.50                  Weight : 300g                  Colour code: Blue

An early long podded broad bean, good taste, dark green, 15 cm pods, filled with 6 -8 bean slightly flattened. Tall plants. Sow Autumn through to early Spring. Winter sowing in mild conditions only. For sweeter beans harvest when pods are slightly shorter and colour more mild.


BEAN, BROAD; COLES DWARF Vicia faba untreated seed

Price : $12.50                  Weight : 300g                  Colour code: Blue

A later shorter podded broad bean, good taste, dark green, 15 cm pods, filled with 6-8 bean slightly flattened. Plants grow to approx 1.5 metre. Sow Autumn through to early Spring. Winter sowing in mild conditions only. For sweeter beans harvest when pods are smaller.


BEAN, BROAD; Karmazyn (Open Pollinated)

Price : $5.50                  Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

An excellent pink seeded broad bean. Very productive with large beans of excellent flavour. Of Eastern European origin. Sow March to May and again in late August to early September, depending on your region. Seed produced locally in Tasmania and hand harvested.


BEAN, BROAD; Paramo; untreated seed

Price : $5.50                 Seeds : 20                       Colour code: Blue

A rare heritage seed collected by Bob Reid in the Andes at 3,000m altitude. It was introduced by the Spanish as a European crop to replace the native Indian crops. When the Spanish left the local indigenous population continued to grow it, and do so to this day. It was selected to withstand harsh growing conditions such as extreme frosts. It is grown at the maximum altitude of cultivation which the locals mark with kilometres of stone walls these also serve to protect their crops from harsh winds. The plant grows to 1m tall and has large 8cm by 2.5cm pods containing approx. six 2cm flat round beans. Best sown in Autumn. Sow as for the other broad beans. Grown in Tasmania by us, untreated seed.


BEAN, BROAD; Purple Flowered Vicia faba untreated seed

Price : $5.50                 Seeds : 30                   Colour code: Blue

A selected variety which has a long growing season when sown in Autumn. It will flower around October and produce pods containing beans in November. It has a nutty rich earthy flavour and is not bitter. Better sown late Winter as flowers early and can get damaged by severe frosts and not get pollinated. Prepare soil by raking in COF. Sow 2 seeds individually about 15cm apart, about 2cm deep and 20cm between the rows. When plants are 10cm tall base dress each seedling with about a tea spoon size of COF. Harvest beans when they are about 1.5 cm to 2 cm.


BEAN, BROAD; Red Epicure untreated seed

Price : $5.50                  Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

We have grown this in isolation because broad beans cross readily with other broad bean varieties. The flowers are white, the plants are about 1.8m tall and the bean pods are approx. 7cm long 1.5cm wide containing uniform sized six to eight mahogany red coloured seeds rather than white, green or brown seeds. It has a creamy flavour and lacks the harsher iron taste. Sow Autumn or late Winter. Sow as for other broad beans. From seed grown in Tasmania by us, untreated seed.


BEAN, BROAD; Witkiem Heirloom (OP)

Price: $4.00                 Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

1.2m tall plant 10cmx2cm pods with very uniform bunches of beans on the bush point upwards. Very uniform plants with excellent flavour. Sow 2 seeds 15cm apart, about 2 cm deep with 20cm between rows Autumn through to Spring.

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BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Creso (OP)

Price : $4.00                 Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

Beautiful smooth rounded 15cm yellow wax bean, pencil thickness great flavour. Bush about 40cm tall, white flowers in early January, first pick about mid to late January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Fin de Bagnols (OP)

Price : $4.00                 Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

Heirloom high yielding early bush variety about 35cm tall with white flowers followed by 15cm gorgeous flavoured round green beans in mid-January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Devil fin precoce (OP)

Price : $4.00                  Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

Heirloom high yielding early 40cm bush variety with purple flowers followed by mottled red and green round 12cm beans, sweet and succulent. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Flajoly Haricot (OP)

Price : $4.00                 Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

Very productive 15cm pencil thickness round green beans with excellent flavour, bush about 40cm tall with pure white flowers early January first pick about mid/late January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush green, french; roquefort

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

A late season variety, possibly the most beautiful plant of all our selections, 45cm medium yields in end February. Harvest mid/end March.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Orinoco (OP)

Price : $4.00                 Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

Open pollinated heirloom, rarely available to the home gardener, a true yellow wax bean of high quality, small white seeds, in pencil thin golden pods. Produces high yields in mid–January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Pencil Pod Black Wax (OP)

Price : $4.00                  Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

Very productive, excellent quality yellow wax beans with fine flavours. Bush about 40cm tall with lilac flowers in early January followed by plentiful yellow straight beans mid January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Purple Rain (OP)

Price : $4.00                 Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

Heirloom bred by Robert Lobitz. This 40cm bush variety has early brilliant purple flowers followed by bright purple beans mid-January, seeds are distinctive ½ purple ½ white. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Purple Tepee (OP)

Price : $4.00                 Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

Open pollinated heirloom. This 40cm bush produces thin excellent quality purple beans early in the season. In mid- January it has purple flowers. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Red Swan (OP)

Price : $4.00                 Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

This 40cm bush variety has white pinkish red flowers early January and produces attractive red beans about 15cm long mid-January, grey white mottled seeds (OP). Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Roberts Royalty (OP)

Price : $4.00                 Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

This 35cm bush variety flowers exceptionally early with dark purple flowers and produces dark succulent purple beans in abundance ready for harvest in mid January and has grey mottled seeds. Sow early to mid-November after last frosts (OP). Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Royal Burgundy (OP)

Price : $5.00                 Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

A well-known bush variety and a favourite for the home gardener. It has purple flowers followed by very early and productive purple beans large and full of flavour harvest late January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, BUSH GREEN; Sonesta (OP)

Price : $4.00                 Seeds:30                  Colour code: Blue

Open pollinated heirloom. This 40cm bush produces many white flowers followed by sweet succulent yellow round straight beans in mid-January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, climbing green; Blauhilde (OP)

Price: $4.00                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Open pollinated heirloom variety, very productive climber about 2m tall with purple flowers in late December followed by purple flat 20cm long delicious beans in late January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


BEAN, climbing green; BLUE LAKE

Price : $5.00                   Seeds: 10                  Colour code: Blue

2.5 metres tall, famous in Oregon in the 70's canning market, smooth 15cm dark green pods, straight, round shape, tender, meaty and full or flavour. Cultivation; requires a 2.5 metre trellis, sow Nov - Jan,, 2.5cm deep, 4cm apart. Takes 8-16 days to germinate. Soil needs to be prepared with organic matter, e.g mushroom compost, and kept damp.


bean, climbing green; cascade giant

Price : $5.50                  Seeds : 20                  Colour code: Blue

Early high yielding 2.5m purple stemmed plant producing an abundance of deep purple flowers followed by a large crop of early 12cm long green purple striped round beans early January. When cooked for 2 minutes has superb sweet nutty taste, smooth buttery and soft with no strings, lovely aftertastes. Pretty nut brown striped seeds.


bean, climbing green; Cherokee "Trail of Tears"

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

2.5m plant, pink flower, prolific amounts of green/purple 10cm beans early January. When cooked for two minutes is slightly crunchy and has sweet bouncy flavours, very nice. Can develop strings if left to grow to 8cm+. Black seeds.


bean, climbing green; Eva

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

A very high yielding 2.5m white flowered, flat bean, produces prolific amounts of 12cm flat and wide, long green beans early January. When cooked for two minutes has sweet asparagus like flavours, no strings, lovely aftertastes. White seeds.


bean, climbing green; French Green Bean (OP)

Price: $4.00                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Open pollinated Tasmanian heirloom donated to us by a farmer. A very early and productive variety yielding many 15cm flat green beans, with a beautiful flavour which melts in the mouth. White flowers striped, green beans, large white speckled brown seeds. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, climbing green; Hunter (OP)

Price: $4.00                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Open pollinated an exceptionally vigorous climber 3m tall producing plentiful white flowers in early January followed by an abundance of rich flavoured 15cm stringless green beans. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, climbing green; magica

Price : $5.50                  Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

2.5m tall lilac flower, followed by prolific crop of green/purple striped 10cm round beans. When cooked for two minutes firm, very sugary, pleasantly perfumed flavours. No strings, lovely aftertastes, beautiful. Brown stripey seeds.


bean, climbing green; Mantequila

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

2.5m green, purple edged 9cm flat beans produced in abundance early January. When cooked for two minutes has sweet flavour and is very soft, no strings with pleasant aftertastes.


bean, climbing green; Pea Bean

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

Very interesting variety, 2.5m plant, producing an abundance of yellow/orange flowers followed by high yields of 7cm flat green pods in early January, these become firm towards February as the round seeds develop. When cooked as a small flat bean It has very sweet flavours, but it is mainly used as a dry bean when harvested end March and dried on the plant. The beans are round and half white/half rich red colour. They must be cooked for at least an hour in boiling water.


BEAN, climbing green; PURPLE KING

Price : $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Abundant crops of 12cm long purple beans in bunches on vigorous trailing stems. Sow mid Nov till late Dec. Will flower and fruit twice each season. Requires a 2.5 metre trellis. Plant seeds. 2.5cm deep, 4cm apart. Takes 8-16 days to germinate. Soil needs to be prepared with organic matter, e.g mushroom compost, and kept damp.


bean, climbing green; Triunfo Purple

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

2.5m green, purple edged 9cm flat beans produced in abundance early January. When cooked for two minutes has sweet flavour and is very soft, no strings with pleasant aftertastes.


BEAN, climbing green; Yellow Butter (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Open pollinated heirloom We saved this variety from a few very old seeds, some germinated and we grew them on to multiply the variety. It is a productive mid season variety, very succulent beans. Flower colour is pink and bean seed colour is black. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush; SCARLET RUNNER Phaseolus coccineus - PRIZE WINNER

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

Scarlet Runner An excellent selection of climbing scarlet runner which has prolific long, sweet, stringless beans with beautiful marbled large seeds. Cultivation: sow Nov - Jan , germination takes place in 16-18 days. Sow seeds 2 cm deep and 15 cm apart. Prefer mildly acidic soil. Mulch around plants to conserve water. Thin to 15-20cm apart. Suggest pre-sprouting indoors before putting out in case of prolonged cold weather. Water the flowers to keep them cool. Encourages setting.


bean, bush; White Apollo Phaseolus coccineus (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 20                  Colour code: Blue

White ApolloVery early white flowering vigorous runner bean variety producing high yields of yummy beans about end February in cooler conditions. N.B. runner beans do not set readily in hot weather when cooler conditions arrive beans start to develop. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; Andrew Kent Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

A 1m tall plant with white/ lilac flowers followed by many flat straight beans in mid-January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; actophan Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, mid season, flowers late January, average yields end February.


bean, dry; African Premier Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Developed in Kenya, pink flowers early January followed by mottled red green beans. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, dry; andersons wonder Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx50cm early variety with pink flowers followed by an abundance of 10cm green beans in late January, beautiful rich bean flavours when cooked, recommended.


bean, bush dry; anto nearly round Vigna angularis

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, mid season, flowers late January.


BEAN, bush dry; Avalanche (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

35cm tall with early white flowers followed by masses of green beans with round pods mid-January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush green or dry; Big bend Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx50cm, mid season, flowers late January, good yields end February. Named after a river in the USA. One of the best dry kidney beans, not only very tolerant of dry conditions but an excellent eating bean. Great for those folk who like Mexican cooking or Tex-Mex.


Bean, bush dry; black coco Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

Opinions differ on the culinary qualities of this black seeded type. It is certainly a vigerous grower and can be used as a green bean or harvested as a dry bean. It has a somewhat nutty flavour and is obviously loaded with anthocyanins. Being adapted to cool growing conditions no doubt it will become very popular.


bean, bush dry; Blue Ribbon Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

One metre tall plant with early beautiful bluish purple flowers followed by many blue/black striped green beans in mid-January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; calypso Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx50cm, white flowers early January, high yields of green beans late January. Black and white seeds.


bean, bush dry; Cali Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

40cm tall early white flowers followed by beans in mid-January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; canario Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, early variety pink/white flowers mid January, high yields end February. Yellow seeds.


bean, bush dry; clipper Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, mid season variety, white flowers end January, high yields end February.


bean, bush dry; domino Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, mid season variety pink flowers end January, average yields late February. Black seeds.


bean, bush dry; Dragon's Tongue phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Dutch heirloom a bush type plant 35cm tall with mauve flowers January followed by masses of blue/purple striped green beans. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, dry; Estonian Black phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

A variety selected by Bob Reid at Cressy Research Station for it's taste and black colour.


bean, bush dry; Extender

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx50cm early variety, purple flowers early January, followed by high yields of 8cm green beans in late January, sweet fantastic flavour.


bean, bush dry; Gunlik Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

25cm tall with early purple flowers. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; haricot crevette Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, mid season, flowers late January, average yields end February. Haricot beans are considered to be the crème de la crème of French culinary beans. They are particularly flavoured for use in salads. How they got the name is a bit of a puzzle because crevette in French means shrimp.


bean, bush dry; Hidatsa red Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, early variety, yellow flowers early/mid January, very high yields end February. Developed by the Hidatsa tribe along the Missouri river of North Dakota. It is quick maturing and can be used both as a green vegetable or as a dry bean. The cooked seeds have a very nice texture and make a superb red bean dip. One of the features of this bean is its excellent storage qualities.


bean, bush dry; Jack Rabbit Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Kidney bean (open pollinated) white flowers January followed by many beans in mid January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; jacobs gasless Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, early variety pale pink flowers early January, very high yields end February. Red and white spotted seed.


bean, bush dry; kamiakin Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, mid season variety, pale pink flowers end January, high yields end February. This was bred about 30 years ago by Dr W Burke in Prosser, Washington State. It is a light red kidney bean that is resistant to curly top virus (The bean curse of the bean growers). It can be eaten as a green bean but is a bit stringy.


bean, bush dry; Kelly Lake Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Bush dry bean, white flowers early January. 10 seeds Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; Kilham Goose Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Heirloom bred by the Kilham family in Washington, bush dry bean 40cm semi trailing type with early white flowers followed by beans late January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; lavender bush german Phaseolus vulgaris untr. seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

Early variety, 50cmx40cm, white flowers early January, green beans form at end January at 8cm stage. Mauve coloured smooth seeds.


bean, bush dry; le monde piamonte Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, early variety, pinkish red flowers mid January, average yields end February.


bean, bush dry; Lika Lake Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Bush dry bean white flowers early January followed by round beans mid-January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; maine yellow eye Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, white flowers in early January, forms green beans end January. Seeds have a perfect round yellow dot.


bean, bush dry; midnight black Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, early variety, pink flowers in early January. Yellow 15cm beans form end January. Black seeds.


bean, bush dry; Mont Calm Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Kidney bush dry bean 40cm tall with white flowers followed by masses of flat green beans mid-January developed at Michigan State University. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; pindak Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm. Black/white seeds.


bean, bush dry; santa maria pinquitos Phaseolus vulgaris untr. seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm mid season, flowers late January, slow to form beans, but very productive late February.


bean, bush dry; Soldier Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

New England heirloom bush dry bean, 35cm tall white flowers followed by many green flat beans in late January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; Speckled Bays Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

The true variety, similar to Taylor's dwarf horticulturally but distinctive in some seed colour traits. Bush dry bean 35cm tall covered in red striped green flat beans in late January. Beans are brownish red speckles on white seeds. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; Taylors Dwarf Horticultural (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Heirloom from the 1800's. Bush dry bean, 45cm tall with early pink flowers followed by speckled pink white beans with a few classic off types of the variety that have more red in them. Beans develop in mid-January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; vermont cranberry Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

Early variety, 50cmx40cm, pretty flowers followed by the most beautiful purple and lilac striped beans at end January. Red spotted seeds.


bean, bush dry; Whiskey Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

35cm tall with early pale lilac flowers followed by early beans mid-January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; White Swan Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Bush dry bean 40cm tall with early white flowers followed by beans late January. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, bush dry; ying yang Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, early variety yellow white flowers early January, forms 4cm green beans end January. Half black/half white seeds.


bean, pinto; Cressy Phaseolus vulgaris untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

This is the classic cowboy bean. To my mind pinto beans have the best flavour amongst all dry beans and can be used in any dish that calls for beans. It grows to a small bush and matures early in cool climates.


bean, pinto; Cressy Pinto

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Our own section which is semi trailing white flowers mid-January, mid-season. Grown from seed in Tasmania. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, pinto; Crow River Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Very early classic pinto bean, 40cm tall, semi trailing plant with white flowers followed by pods about mid-January. The light brown mottled seeds are ready for harvest mid-March. Grown from seed in Tasmania. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, pinto; Idaho Pinto Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

From the home of bean growers. Semi trailing, grown from seed in Tasmania (OP). Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, pinto; Koronis Pinto Trout Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Very early classic pinto bean bush semi trailing with light lilac flowers followed by pods about mid-January the white chocolate brown mottled beans are ready for harvest in March grown from seed in Tasmania. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, pinto; Willmar Phaseolus vulgaris (OP)

Price: $5.50                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Blue

Very early classic pinto bean bush semi trailing 40cm with white flowers followed by pods about mid-January. The brown speckled white beans are ready for harvest in March. Grown from seed in Tasmania. Sow 1cm deep mid-November after last frosts, 20cm apart 30cm in between the rows, feed with COF and liquid feed with fish emulsion to keep nitrogen available. Water well throughout the growing season.


bean, mash; Mung bean Vigna radiata 'Kabul'

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx40cm, mid season, flowers late January, average yields end February.


bean, soy; kataiana glycine max

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

Very early variety 60cm tall strong bush producing an abundance of purple white flowers followed by high yields of 5cm beans mid February, harvest mid/end March.


bean, soy; Garolet rovest glycine max

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

Late season variety 45cm handsome plant, producing smaller yields early March possibly suited to coastal and warmer regions for higher yields. Harvest mid/end March.


bean, soy; chestnut glycine max

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

A late season variety, possibly the most beautiful plant of all our selections, 45cm medium yields in end February. Harvest mid/end March.


bean, soy; classic glycine max

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

Very early variety. 45cm tall strong bush, flowers purple, forms high yields of 5cm full beans mid February, harvest mid March.


bean, soy; Anastasia Glycine Max untreated seed

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

Early/mid season variety , 45cm strong bush, producing high yields of beans early/mid February. Harvest mid/end March. This black seeded soy is loaded with anthocyanins and research conducted in Japan over the last 15 years has shown that these compounds have an anti-cancer quality. This cultivar is easy to grow in most cool climates as it matures early. It can be used as a green vegetable but better utilised as a dry bean.


bean, soy vegetable; Cressy Edamame Glycine max

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

Mid season, handsome 45cm plant producing small purple flowers followed by high yields end February. Harvest mid/end March. This is one of the best vegetable varieties that can be grown by the home gardener. It grows into a small bush with pods forming along the stem, and these are harvested when the seed has filled out. Either shelled or green pod, boiled in salt water and eaten warm or cooled and put into a salad. With nearly 40% protein they are the green dynamite of human nutrition.


Bean, tepary; Blue Speckled Tepary Phaseolus acutifolia

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx50cm bushy plant, very high yields of 5cm beans under leaf canopy. Mid February, harvest mid/late March.


Bean, tepary; Brown seeded Tepary 'pawl' Phaseolus acutifolia

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cm x50cm bushy plant, very high yields of 5cm beans under leaf canopy . Mid February, harvest mid/late March.


bean, tepary; Hood White Tepary Phaseolus acutifolia

Price : $5.50                   Seeds : 30                  Colour code: Blue

50cmx50cm bushy plant, white flowers, high yields of 5cm beans under leaf canopy Mid to late February. Harvest mid/late March. White seeds.


BEET; mangold

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 50                  Colour code: Purple

A large golden root approx. 40cm across with 30 cm tops, used for cattle fodder and particularly nutritious for pigs. The root and the bitter leaves are not very palatable to humans, however some say they like the flavour of the leaves and make the roots into soups. Sow from Sept to March in shallow dills 1 cm apart and 30 cm between the rows. Thin out when 4 – 5 cm tall. Add 100g COF per sqm.


BEET; mangold

Price : $7.15                   Seeds : 300                  Colour code: Purple

A large golden root approx. 40cm across with 30 cm tops, used for cattle fodder and particularly nutritious for pigs. The root and the bitter leaves are not very palatable to humans, however some say they like the flavour of the leaves and make the roots into soups. Sow from Sept to March in shallow dills 1 cm apart and 30 cm between the rows. Thin out when 4 – 5 cm tall. Add 100g COF per sqm.


BEETROOT 'BABY'

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 200                  Colour code: Purple

Excellent variety, dark red interior, strong growth, resistant to bolting and disease. Lovely sweet flavour. Suitable for Tasmanian growing conditions.Sow in well prepared seed bed with a Complete Organic Fertiliser raked in. Sow from September to March, in shallow dills, 1 cm apart and with 30 cm between rows. Thin out when 4 - 5 cm tall. 74 day maturity. Trace elements are beneficial for crops.


BEETROOT; BURPEES GOLDEN BEET

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 75                  Colour code: Purple

Tender golden beetroot that does not bleed like red beet. Tops are great in salad and taste as good as spinach when boiled as greens. Use fresh or pickled. CULTIVATION: Sow seeds early Spring or late Summer about 1.5cm deep in rows 30cm apart. When seedlings reach 5cm tall thin to 8cm apart. Germination is 4 - 10 days at 7-21º C. Severe temperature stress, lack of water or over watering can cause bolting.


BROCCOLETTE; MINIATURE BROCCOLI, Brassica oleracea Botrytis group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 50                  Colour code: Green

Thin stems, small heads like broccolini and sweeter better yields. Grows well under a wide range of conditions. Sow Sept, Oct and again from Feb to April. Sow 4 seeds in a hole 5 mm deep, 40 cm apart, with 40 cm between rows. Gradually thin each cluster to the best plant. Side dress with complete organic fertiliser. This can go to seed very early in temperatures above 20 degrees, it is recommended that harvesting begins immediately when the small heads appear, cropping can continue then for a few days to a couple of weeks. When boiled is sweet and tender.


BROCCOLI F1 HYBRID, Brassica oleracea Botrytis group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 65                  Colour code: Green

A beautiful fine beaded, strong stemmed variety suitable for late Summer, Autumn and Winter. Matures in 75 days. Sow early October to February. Repeat sowing at monthly intervals. Sow 4 seeds in a hole 1 cm deep, 60 cm apart, with 60 cm between rows. Gradually thin each cluster to the best plant. Side dress with complete organic fertiliser.


BROCCOLI; MARATHON F1, Brassica oleracea Botrytis group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 50                  Colour code: Green

An excellent variety trialled in cool areas for mid-late season. Large, fine heads, blue-green in colour. Soft texture and rich aroma, remains fresh well, good cold tolerance. Sow: Can sow early Spring but performs better if sown late Summer/early Autumn.. Side shoots plentiful. Sow 4 seeds in a hole 1 cm deep, 60 cm apart, with 60 cm between rows. Gradually thin each cluster to the best plant. Side dress with complete organic fertiliser.


BROCCOLI; PURPLE SPROUTING mix, Brassica oleracea Botrytis group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 50                  Colour code: Green

Our special selection of 4 varieties produce a bountiful, tasy crop over a long cropping period. Superb flavours and textures. Cultivation: Sow early to late Summer, sprinkle seeds into a 1 cm deep trench. Cover with fine potting mix, water well, thin plants to 30 cm apart at 3 leaf stage, side dress with complete organic fertiliser once a month. 7 months until harvest.


BROCCOLI; Umpqua (Open Pollinated)

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 50                  Colour code: Green

A variety developed by Territorial Seeds approximately 22 years ago. We trialled this variety and the results showed that it is still one of the best open pollinated types available. It produces a dark green medium-sized head followed by many decent-sized compact side shots over a long growing season, probably two months at least. The seed has been produced by one of the best specialists in OP selections. Sow Sep through to March.


BRUSSEL SPROUTS F1 HYBRID, Brassica oleracea Gemmifera group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 25                  Colour code: Green

Our selection is for the mid to mid late harvest period. This variety is the most popular commercial variety in Tasmania. Medium -tall plant producing medium - large, dark green sprouts. Cultivation; Sow December to February. Sow 4 seeds 1cm deep in a thumb sized depression, 60cm apart. Cover the seeds with fine compost. Gradually thin the plants to select the best. In gardens that have mild Winters and no frosts or are warm, it is likely that brussel sprouts will be affected by aphids, in these situations the sprouts will be spoilt and inedible whenever they are grown, so it may not be possible to grow this particular vegetable successfully.


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CABBAGE perennial Couve tronchuda Brassica oleracea

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 10                  Colour code: Green

This particular selection, by Bob Reid, was collected from a village in Portugal. It has large smooth sweet flavoured soft leaves, ideal for all recipes using cabbage leaves. The plant grows to about 1m by 1m and produces plentiful leaves throughout the year, so leave enough room for this plant to occupy. It is very slow to go to seed. Sow late February/March and September/October, 5mm deep in seed tray or open ground. Thin out when plants are 12 cm tall. Allow 40 cm between plants. Apply 100g per sqm of Complete Organic Fertiliser.


CABBAGE RED Brassica oleracea Capitata group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds : 50                  Colour code: Green

Early hybrid with excellent internal and external colour and quality. Compact growth habit. Suited for close spacing. Matures in approx. 4 months from sowing. Sow August until February, 5mm deep in seed tray or in the open ground. Thin out when plants are about 12 cm tall allowing 40cm between plants. Apply 100g per square metre of Complete Organic Fertiliser. Well drained soil is recommended.


CABBAGE - SEMI SAVOY, Savoy Ace (medium sized) Brassica oleracea Capitata group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 50                  Colour code: Green

A good F1 hybrid, mid season, solid heads, dark green, dense internal structure. Fusarium resistant. Suitable for close sowing. Matures approx. 4 months from sowing. Sow August until February, 5mm deep in seed tray or in the open ground. Thin out when plants are about 12cm tall allowing 40cm between plants. Apply 100g per sqm of Complete Organic Fertiliser.


CABBAGE SAVOY 'KING' (large size) Brassica oleracea Capitata group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 50                  Colour code: Green

A good F1 hybrid, mid season, solid large heads, dark green, dense internal structure. Fusarium resistant. Matures approx. 4 months from sowing. Sow August until February, 5mm deep in seed tray or in the open ground. Thin out when plants are about 12cm tall allowing 40cm between plants. Apply 100g per sqm of Complete Organic Fertiliser.


CABBAGE; SPRING HERO (ball head) Brassica oleracea Capitata group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 50                  Colour code: Green

Sow March and April only; this large ball headed cabbage is important and unusual because it heads up in the Spring time slot reliably which most other ball head types won't do. Sow 5mm deep in seed tray or in the ground. Thin out when plants are about 12cm tall allowing 40cm between plants. Apply 100grams per sqm of Complete Organic Fertiliser.

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CABBAGE; SWEET GREEN (ball head) Brassica oleracea Capitata group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 50                  Colour code: Green

Soft, sweet, compact ball head cabbage with tight leaves. Superb in stir fries, salads or boiled. Lovely texture. Matures fairly early: 80-90 days. Reliable in most seasons. In our trials it performed very well over Winter. Did not bolt, so can sow Spring through to late Summer. Very versatile. Sow 5mm deep. Thin out when plants are about 12cm tall allowing 40cm between plants. Apply 100g per sqm of Complete Organic Fertiliser.


CANTELOUPE/ROCKMELON; FASTBREAK Cucumis melo

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 10                  Colour code: Pink

Deep salmon flesh, sweet attractive, round, coarse netted melon with few seeds. Early variety suitable for cool seasons or warm seasons. Sow in mid November after frosts. Require soil temp 19º C +.Rake in a layer of manure. Make a round hill 45cm diameter. Press down the centre of the hill with fist, place 4 seeds in. Cover with lose soil. Keep moist. At seedling stage thin to 2 seedlings and water. A black plastic mulch is recommended for colder soils.


CAPSICUM; ANTOHI (SWEET) Capsicum annuum

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Red

Rich, sweet, crisp and thick walled, heart shaped, pointed fruit about 100mm long, 50mm across top. Form profusely on average sized bushes. Sow under glass in propagator with bottom heat (25 deg C.) in seed trays or pots. Plant out November. Sow seed outside mid November after last frosts, 19ºC constant soil temp. and warm night temps. They will make fruit by end of January.


CAPSICUM; SUPER SHEPHERD Capsicum annuum

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Red

Sweet juicy orange to red fruit. Bull's horn type. Approx. 18cm long. Sow under glass in propagator with bottom heat (25 deg C.) in seed trays from mid September. Plant out from mid November. Sow seed outside in Nov. They will make fruit by end of February.


CAPSICUM; SWEET CHOCOLATE Capsicum annuum

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Red

Rich chocolate brown capsicum. Performs better in hot house. Very early, heavy set, tolerant of cool nights. Smooth, small - medium. Sow under glass in propagator with bottom heat (25 deg C.) in seed trays from mid September. Plant out from mid November. Sow seed outside in Nov. They will make fruit by end of February.

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CARROT; flakee Daucus carrota

Price : $4.00                   Weight: 1000 seeds                  Colour code: Purple

An over Wintering large carrot, about 25cm long by 4cm at the top. Can be sown from early Spring when the soil warms up until late Summer. Needs a long growing season but is worth the wait, often used as an exhibition variety. 120 days from seed to harvest.

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CARROT; KURODA Daucus carrota

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 500                  Colour code: Purple

Fine selection of very sweet, bright orange Japanese carrot about 20cm long and 5cm across. Excellent in stir fries or eaten raw. Cultivation: Carrots need deep, well drained soils, organic compost can be added to the top layer of soil and dug in preferably in Autumn. Carrots will fork in high nitrogen. Do not over fertilize. Sow mid Nov- mid Feb. Sow in 1cm dills. Keep moist.


CARROT; MAJESTIC RED (similar to Western Red) Daucus carrota

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Purple

One of the best selections of carrot available. Crisp, munchy, flavoursome, sweet, well shaped and delicate. Can be harvested as a baby carrot. Grows to 15cm. High in sugar and vitamins. Cultivation: Carrots need deep, well drained soils, organic compost can be added to the top layer of soil and dug in preferably in Autumn. Carrots will fork in high nitrogen. Do not over fertilise. Sow Oct to February. Sow in 5 mm dills. Keep moist.


CARROT; MERIDA (STORAGE CARROT) Daucus carrota

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Purple

A late Winter storage carrot, slow to bolt. Bright orange, crunchy carrot. Sow late Feb to late March in warm soil. Also suitable for Spring and Summer sowing. Carrots need deep, well drained soils, organic compost can be added to the top layer of soil. Carrots will fork in high nitrogen. Do not over fertilise.


CARROT; MERIDA (STORAGE CARROT) Daucus carrota

Price : $7.15                   Seeds: 5000                  Colour code: Purple

A late Winter storage carrot, slow to bolt. Bright orange, crunchy carrot. Sow late Feb to late March in warm soil. Also suitable for Spring and Summer sowing. Carrots need deep, well drained soils, organic compost can be added to the top layer of soil. Carrots will fork in high nitrogen. Do not over fertilise.


CARROT MOKUM F1 HYBRID Daucus carrota

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 500                  Colour code: Purple

A fine fresh carrot, crisp yet easy to munch. Must be hand dug. Can be used as a baby carrot or a 20 cm taste treat. Rich in vitamin A. High in natural sugars, deep orange root, Dutch seed. Cultivation: Carrots need deep, well drained soils, organic compost can be added to the top layer of soil and dug in preferably in Autumn. Carrots will fork in high nitrogen. Do not over fertilize. Sow Sept, and January to March. Sow in 5 mm dills. Keep moist.


CARROT; PURPLE HAZE F1 HYBRID (LATE VARIETY) Daucus carrota

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 500                  Colour code: Purple

A purple skinned carrot with sweet, orange interior, 25cm, vigorous tops. High in nutritional value, adds colour to salads Cooking dissolves the purple colour. Carrots need deep, well cultivated soils. Dig in plenty of well rotted compost in Autumn. Add a base dressing of organic fertiliser to the beds. Sow mid Oct - mid Feb in warm soils, 5 mm deep, 45cm apart. Mix with fine sand to aid sowing. Germination about 10-14 days. The later it is sown the better the colour will be, particularly if left in ground over Winter.


CARROT; ROYAL CHANTENAY (EARLY VARIETY) Daucus carrota

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Purple

A cylindrical slightly larger carrot than early chantenay Cultivation: Carrots need deep, well cultivated or sandy soils. Dig in plenty of well rotted compost in Autumn. For best crops, sow a green manure crop in Autumn and dig in over Winter, before sowing carrots in Spring. Add a base dressing of organic fertiliser to the beds. Sow Oct - mid Feb in warm soils, 5 mm deep, 45cm apart. Mix with fine sand to aid sowing, cover with fine sand or sifted compost. Germination about 10-14 days.


CARROT; SUGARSNAX Daucus carrota

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 500                  Colour code: Purple

New, sweet Nantes x Imperator carrot, long, cylindrical, 25cm, blunt tips. High in natural sugar. Smooth tasting carrot. Cultivation: Carrots need deep, well cultivated or sandy soils. Dig in plenty of well rotted compost in Autumn. For best crops, sow a green manure crop in Autumn and dig in over Winter, before sowing carrots in Spring. Add a base dressing of organic fertiliser to the beds. Sow Oct - mid Feb in warm soils, 5 mm deep, 45cm apart. Mix with fine sand to aid sowing, cover with fine sand or sifted compost. Germination 10-14 days


CAULIFLOWER Brassica oleracea Botrytis group

Price : $4.95                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Green

A very good, vigorous, pure white, heavy flower for cutting in Summer and Autumn. High quality commercial seed. Matures in 95 days. Sow May to Sept in pots for transplanting, and Dec until Feb in the open ground. Thin out when plants are about 12 cm tall allowing 20-30 cm between plants. Apply COF around plants every 4 weeks. Well drained soil is recommended. We have had excellent results every time in trials.


CAULIFLOWER GRAFFITI (Purple) Brassica oleracea Botrytis group

Price : $4.95                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Green

Show stopping purple cauliflower which does not lose its colour when cooked. Serve raw or cooked, dark purplish green leaves. Vigorous uniform plants. Matures 80-90 days Sow May to Sept in pots for transplanting, and Dec until Feb in the open ground. Thin out when plants are 12 cm tall allowing 20-30 cm between plants. Apply COF around plants every 4 weeks. Well drained soil . The colour is more intense when sown in Sept and harvested in Summer.


CAULIFLOWER mix Brassica oleracea Botrytis group

Price : $4.95                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Green

Our selection of 4 varieties are guaranteed to mature throughout Winter into early Spring. Sow Dec until Feb in the open ground. Thin out when plants are about 6 cm tall allowing 20-30 cm between plants. Apply COF around plants every 4 weeks. Well drained soil is recommended.


celery Apium graveolens

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 200                  Colour code:

A selected variety from trial work. Strong dark green leaves, rich aromatic flavour, slow to bolt. Cultivation: Sow mid Oct to late Nov, in finely raked seed bed. Make several small thumb-shaped depressions in a row. Sprinkle seeds at a depth of 5 mm and cover. Keep moist. Thin seedlings when 8 m tall. Apply COF every 3-4 weeks. Stop feeding in March. Can stay in ground till Winter.

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CHICORY; WITLOF BRUXELLES (FRENCH ENDIVE) Chichorium intybus

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Green

An excellent new strain. Leaf stakes very uniform, medium with nice shape and excellent taste. CULTIVATON: Sow indoors n Sept. Tops grow rapidly and resemble dandelion leaves. Use leaf stakes for greens. Can force the witloof type in the cellar in Winter at 10-16º C. After heads are harvested in Winter (10cm high) dig up roots and trim to 20cm. Transplant into seed boxes in moist sand.


CHILLI; HUNGARIAN HOT WAX Capsicum annum

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Red

Yellow/red hot chilli, smooth, waxy fruit. Dependable early variety, thick fleshed for frying, easy to stuff, not overly hot. Sow in hot house in propagator with bottom heat (25º C.) in seed trays from mid September. Plant out seedlings or sow from seed mid November, they will make fruit by end of February.


CHILLI; HOT PORTUGAL Capsicum annum

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Red

Early variety, hot but not too fiery. 12cm long red fruit. Sow under glass in propagator with bottom heat (25 deg C.) in seed trays or pots. Plant out November. Sow seed outside mid November after last frosts, 19ºC constant soil temp. and warm night temps. They will make fruit by end of January.


CHILLI; INFERNO Capsicum annum

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Red

Early prolific variety. Sweet and medium hot. Green/red fruit. 8cm in length. Sow under glass in propagator with bottom heat (25 deg C.) in seed trays or pots. Plant out November. Sow seed outside mid November after last frosts, 19ºC constant soil temp. and warm night temps. They will make fruit by end of January.


CHILLI; ring of fire Capsicum annum

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Red

Selected very hot variety.  Smaller plant than Hot Portugal, covered in many 6 cm chillis. Well adapted to cool climates. Sow under glass in propagator with bottom heat (25°C) in seed trays or pots. Plant out Nov. Sow seed outside mid Nov after last frosts, 19°C constant soil temperature and warm night temperatures. They will make fruit by end of January.


CHINESE CABBAGE; De Zhou (good cabbage) (OP)

Price: $4.00                   Seeds: 20                  Colour code: Green

Open pollinated rare heirloom. Fast growing open headed light green leaved beautiful flavoured Chinese cabbage, 30cm by 30cm, a variety grown by Chinese market gardeners in Communist China and professionally bred, this variety was praised by the communist leaders and so given the ultimate accolade of 'Good cabbage". Sow in open ground 5mm deep in late Summer, early Autumn. Keep moist. Feed with COF twice in growing season, will mature quickly by mid- Winter. If sown in Spring, it will go to seed in a few weeks.


CHINESE CABBAGE; SMALL F1 HYBRID Rapa Pekinensis group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 50                  Colour code: Green

A small, fantastic, ball head, bright green, sweet, tasty cabbage. Use in stir fries or eat raw. Slow to bolt. Cultivation; Add a layer of mushroom compost and top off with sheep manure and bone meal. Dig in and rake bed until a fine tilth is achieved. Make depressions about 5 mm deep and sow 3 or 4 seeds in this depression about 1cm apart. Cover with fine soil. Thin out when first true leaves appear. Keep well watered. Sow early to mid Spring and again late Summer to Autumn. Control slugs with pellets.


CHINESE CABBAGE; LARGE F1 HYBRID Rapa Pekinensis group

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 50                  Colour code: Green

An excellent large wong bok type. Very slow bolting. Club root tolerant and fusarium resistant. Ideal for Tasmania. Sow early to mid Spring and again late Summer to Autumn in well composted, airy seed beds. Use complete organic fertiliser. Requires lots of water when growing. Space seed 60 cm apart, about 5 mm deep with 60 cm between rows. Control slugs with pellets.


CHIVES Allium schoenopuarum

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 500                  Colour code: Purple

Popular perennial, mild onion flavour that sets strongly with maturity. Cultivation; Sow Spring or early Autumn in 75mm containers in moist seed raising mix or in the open ground. Seedings are difficult to transplant from pots to ground. Keep germinated seeds well watered.


CORIANDER Coriandrum sativum

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 65                  Colour code: Orange

Highly aromatic annual used in curry dishes for its spicy flavour. Cultivation; Sow Spring or early Autumn in 75mm containers in moist seed raising mix, or in the open ground. Cover seed with a thin layer of seed raising mix. Keep germinated seeds well watered. At second true leaf stage harden off gradually and then transplant into moist well fertilized herb beds.


Corn – Other; Black Zea mayes

Price : $4.95                  Seeds: 50               Colour code: Red

pictureA variety selected by Bob Reid from crops grown by indigenous farmers for centuries. Early/midseason 90 day corn which produces two to three cobs per plant, can tiller and have more in a good long Summer. A very sweet tasting variety which we have to include in our catalogue, the black colour makes this variety high in nutritional value. Sow in the open ground at 2 cm deep, cool regions about mid November after last frosts, soil temperature must be about 19 degrees C and air temperature warm at night, can be sown as late as early December. When plants are about 10cm tall, base dress each plant with about a quarter cup of COF, water the plants well throughout the Summer, harvest when the cobs are firm and full and tassles are turning dark brown, usually about end February or early March.


Corn – Other; painted mountain Zea mays (dent/ornamental corn)

Price : $4.95                  Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Red

A rare selection from research projects, beautiful coloured corn can be used for flour, boiled into hominy or parched also used as an ornamental corn for coloured beads etc. Plant grows about 1.5m tall cobs form late January and mature by end February. Sow after last expected frosts, mid Nov – mid Dec. Plant in blocks 40cm apart, 2 cm deep, in rows about 1 m apart, 2 seeds per hole. Harvest when silks turn brown and husks are plump. 75 days.


Corn – Other; Seneca Zea mays (dent or ornamental corn)

Price : $4.95                   Seeds: 25                  Colour code: Red

A 1.6m tall plant that produces 2 to three cobs in late January, ripe by end February, a multi-coloured very stable selection.( Sow as for other corns) Used for flour, boiled into hominy or parched also used for decoration like beads. Sow after last expected frosts, mid Nov – mid Dec. Plant in blocks 40cm apart, 2 cm deep, in rows about 1 m apart, 2 seeds per hole. Harvest when silks turn brown and husks are plump. 85 days.


Corn – Other; Temperate Highland (dent or ornamental corn)

Price: $4.95                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Red

90 days mid-season attractive golden cobs with large seeds, two cobs per plant. Plants are about 2m tall. This corn can be cooked on the BBQ and is tasty, but is not recommended for boiling as the seed is hard and starchy. Other uses are for polenta, and flour. A very stable all yellow seeded selection.


Corn – Sweet; F1 HYBRID Zea mayes

Price : $4.95                  Seeds: 100               Colour code: Red

pictureAn excellent early season, high quality, sweet variety. Superior variety for cool climates. Vigorous. Rust tolerant. Exceptional eating quality and cob size. Suitable for freezing. SowING: Sow after last frosts are expected, mid Nov- mid Dec. Soil temperature around 16º. Plant in blocks 40 cm apart, 2 cm deep. Rows about 1m apart. Sow 2 seeds per hole. HARVEST when the silks turn brown with plump husks.


Corn – Sweet; BICOLOUR F1 HYBRID Zea mayes

Price : $4.95                  Seeds: 100               Colour code: Red

pictureStrong vigorous bicolour, medium sized well filled cobs, great colour, superb sweet eating quality. Good storage life. Superior variety for cool climates. Sow after last frosts are expected, mid Nov- mid Dec. Soil temperature around 16ºC. Plant in blocks 40 cm apart, 2 cm deep. Rows about 1m apart. Sow 2 seeds per hole. HARVEST when the silks turn brown and husks are plump.


Corn – Sweet; Sun Gold (Open Pollinated)

Price : $6.50                  Seeds: 100               Colour code: Red

picture A cultivar selected and grown in isolation by Steve Solomon. We gave seed last year to several customers and asked them to let us know how it performed. We now have enough evidence to confirm that it is truly a fantastic open pollinated sweet corn. Good sized cobs, two to three on a plant, and a beautiful flavour. If it produced well this year it is truly an early variety. Note there are about 5% of off-types, which means some plants may not be true to type, but for an OP variety of sweet corn this means that 95% is uniform which, is the sign of a quality type. Sow late November until mid- December.


CUCUMBER; Achocha Bolivian Giant

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 5                  Colour code: Pink

A cucumber shaped fruit about 12cm long. Eat raw or cooked. Can be stuffed with savoury items and tastes like mild capsicum. sow late October to early November after risk of frosts when soil is warm, matures about mid February, sometimes late January.


CUCUMBER; Achocha Fat Baby

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 10                  Colour code: Pink

A small tasty rounded fruit with soft spines like a mini cucumber. High yielding. Eat fruit raw or cooked. It only requires the seeds to be removed. Sow late October to early November after risk of frosts and soil is warm, matures about mid February, sometimes late January.


CUCUMBER; Boothby's Blonde

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 10                  Colour code: Pink

A very productive sprawling vine with numerous rounded yellow cucumbers when ripe. Very sweet flavour like apples. Sow late October to early November after risk of frosts and when soil is warm. harvest mid to late January through to February.


CUCUMBER; BURPLESS, TASTY GREEN Cucumis sativus

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 30                  Colour code: Pink

Sweet tasting, slicing cucumber. Cultivation; Sow late November. Work in a complete organic fertilizer per 10sqm of raised beds (at least 1m wide). Make little hills about 45cm wide x 5cm high . In the centre of the mound make a depression 4cm deep and sow 5 seeds. Do not over water prior to germination. As the weather warms put more seeds outside the hill. Cucumbers are prone to mildew in warm weather. They will not sprout in cold soil.


CUCUMBER MINI; F1 HYBRID Cucumis sativus

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 5                  Colour code: Pink

Very high quality, cool season, outdoor mini. Sweet, fruit, about 15cm long. In our trials it outperformed all others. Sow in mid-late November. Work in a complete organic fertilizer per 10sqm of raised beds (at least 1m wide). Make little hills about 45cm wide x 5cm high. In the centre of the mound make a depression 4cm deep and sow 3 seeds. Do not over water prior to germination. Cucumbers are prone to mildew in warm weather. They will not sprout in cold soil.


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EGGPLANT F1; PURPLE KING (HOT HOUSE CULTIV. ONLY) Solanum melongena

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 10                  Colour code: Red

Sow in 100mm pots in seed raising mix, lightly cover the seeds, on a heat mat, set at 20 degrees Celsius in late Sept. Germinates in approx. 5 days. Transplant to garden or hot house at 7 leaf stage if a good root system. Feed with COF 3 times throughout the growing season. Up to 10 fruits per plant.


EGGPLANT; MILLIONAIRE

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 15                  Colour code: Red

Asian style 25cm long black slim fruit, about 40 to the plant, early producer about February in our cool climate trials. 1m by 1m bush. Sow in 100mm pots in seed raising mix, lightly cover the seeds on a heat mat, set at 20 degrees Celsius in late Sept.


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FENNEL; FLORENCE Foeniculum vulgare

Price : $4.00                  Seeds : 1000                  Colour code: Orange

Superior selection for cooler climates, uniform, round, medium sized bulb. Fleshy and tender. crisp. Resists bolting. Sow late Summer, 5 mm deep. Feed well with complete organic fertiliser. Harvest when bulb is mature.

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KALE; Dwarf Curly (F1)

Price: $4.00                  Seeds: 50                  Colour code: Green

A very uniform borecole about 25cm tall and very compact, excellent flavour and slow to go to seed beautiful bright green leaves. Sow late Summer/Autumn and early Spring. In our trials this was one of the best F1 hybrids. Sow late summer or early spring. Sow seeds 5mm deep in rows 15cm apart. Transplant to 45cm apart.


KALE; F1 HYBRID (BORECOLE) Brassica oleracea Acephala group

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 65                  Colour code: Green

Tasty, rich, heavily curled leaves. Strong, tall plants, regrows quickly. Pick young leaves or entire plants when small. Relatively free of brassica pests and diseases. Sow early Spring and late Summer. For best taste sow late and harvest in Winter. When harvested in Summer, put leaves in freezer for 5 minutes to replicate frost. Sow seed 5 mm deep in rows 15cm apart. Transplant to 45 cm apart.


KALE; King Island

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 50                  Colour code: Green

A pure line from Christmas Island near King Island Tasmania, from a chinese gardening community. A 1m tall collard with rich green leaves, Exceptional high yields. Use as an edible Kale.

Sow early Autumn and harvest from mid spring to end summer, or sow early spring to harvest well into the summer.


KALE; Moreton's Line

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 20                  Colour code: Green

An excellent open pollinated selection of Tuscan Kale with blue strap like foliage bred by Carole Deppe in Oregon. Selected to have soft foliage and mild sweet but peppery flavours without the strong bitter tastes and firmer leaves associated with this variety It gets to be about 1.2m tall by 40cm. Sow late summer or early spring 5mm deep in furrows as individual seeds 35cm apart and 40 cm between the row. Feed with COF three times throughout the growing season. The plants do best at 40cm spacings because of their large root systems.


KALE; RED CURLY, F1 HYBRID Brassica oleracea Acephala group

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 65                  Colour code: Green

Intense red, densely curled leaves for picking throughout Winter and into Spring. Can be eaten raw. Cold weather and frost produces a nutty, sweet flavour. Relatively free of brassica pests and diseases. Sow early Spring and late Summer for harvest from Nov to August. For best taste sow late and harvest in Winter. When harvested in Summer, put leaves in freezer for 5 minutes to replicate frost. Sow seed 5 mm deep in rows 15cm apart. Transplant to 45 cm apart.


KALE; TOSCANO, ORGANIC Brassica oleracea Acephala group

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 250                  Colour code: Green

pictureEye catching kale known as Black Palm, dark green leaves, 20cm long, blistered and crumply appearance. Cross between cabbage and kale, extremely Winter hardy. Use in soups and stews. Relatively free of brassica pests and diseases. Sow early Spring and late Summer for harvest from Nov to August. For best taste sow late and harvest in Winter. When harvested in Summer, put leaves in freezer for 5 minutes to replicate frost. Sow seed 5 mm deep in rows 15cm apart. Transplant to 45 cm apart.


KOHLRABI; PURPLE F1 HYBRID Brassica oleracea Gongylodes group

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 75                  Colour code: Green

pictureA sweet tender selection, 20cm bulbous root that is sweet. Eat raw, boiled or stir fried. Cultivation; Sow early Spring - late Summer, 5 mm deep, 12cm by 45cm spacing. Sow 3 or 4 seeds in each spot. Thin to 1 seedling when true leaves appear. Water well as this sweetens the roots and prevents it becoming woody.


KOHLRABI; SUPERSCHMELZ  Brassica oleracea Gongylodes group

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 300                  Colour code: Green

pictureA white and light green semi-globe shaped giant that can reach 8 - 10 kg. Remains tender and does not become stringy. Slow growing, slow to bolt, does not split. Sow early Spring - late Summer, 5 mm deep, 12cm by 45cm spacing. Sow 3 or 4 seeds in each spot. Thin to 1 seedling when true leaves appear. Water well as this sweetens the roots and prevents it becoming woody.


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LEEK F1 HYBRID Allium ampeloprasum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 180                  Colour code: Purple

A superb, late variety. Quality upright plant with dark blue-green leaves and strong white shafts. Harvest Winter to Spring. Sow early to mid Spring in a well manured seed bed, in 5 mm deep furrows. Cover lightly with fine soil. T/p when pencil thickness to 20cm apart. Can sow throughout the year but will not grow as large as Spring sown leeks.



Lettuce seeds

Lettuce seeds will not always germinate when soil temperatures are too high normally the height of Summer approx. above 26 degrees Celsius. This is normal and does not indicate poor germinating seed, sow them again in the Autumn or Spring. There is also the probability that all lettuces, when grown in hot conditions will bolt to seed quickly, especially when a cool period precedes this. Icebergs are hard to grow and very specialist plants for specific growing regions. In certain conditions they will not head properly no matter how good the variety or regional variation may be, these conditions include very warm weather, intense sunny weather following very cool periods. This is because the plant gets set back when trying to form the head, classic signs are pale leaves, poor head, burnt tips of the leaves, very bitter leaves, brown spots on the leaves.

LETTUCE; COS (PELLETED SEED) Lactuca sativa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Orange

A hardy variety that can be sown all year round requiring constant moisture and fertile soil. Great flavour. Sow: dig over raised beds, spread complete organic fertilizer; 4 litres to 10m². Top the bed with well rotted manure or mushroom compost and rake in. Sow seeds 5 mm deep and 30cm apart in short furrows in rows 40cm apart. Several sowings can be made throughout the year.


LETTUCE; Crispy Crunchy Green Gold

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 200                  Colour code: Orange

An open pollinated selection bred by Carole Deppe. An interesting variety that begins as a small pointed crown shaped plant and develops into a handsome 35cmx 35cm neat and well shaped green and gold open framed type with a wonderfully sweet flavour. Sow early Spring, and late Summer to early Autumn. Sow 5mm deep in rows 30cm apart. Thin at four leaf stage.


LETTUCE; ICEBERG, WINTER & SPRING SowING (PELLETED SEED) Lactuca sativa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 200                  Colour code: Orange

This is a succulent, heading variety of lettuce that will perform best for Winter, Spring and Autumn harvest. It is easy to grow and is full of flavour. Sow early Spring and late Summer. Dig over raised beds, spread complete organic fertilizer; 4 litres to 10m². Top the bed with well rotted manure or mushroom compost and rake in. Sow seeds 5 mm deep and 30cm apart in short furrows in rows 40 cm apart. Several sowings can be made throughout each season.


LETTUCE; GREEN MIGNONETTE Lactuca sativa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Orange

A popular small-medium green headed lettuce. This one is a good selection of seed. Cultivation: Prepare a well dug seed bed, add mushroom compost, sheep manure and organic fertilizer. Rake to a fine tilth. make furrows about 30 cm apart. Sow seeds about 5 mm deep. Sow from Sept till Nov and again form Feb till end March (in warmer areas). Several sowings can be made throughout the season.


LETTUCE; Mix Lactuca sativa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Orange

Selected varieties by Steve Solomon, which will provide you with a rich abundance of a variety of different lettuces, all are suitable for cool climates and are slow to bolt, sweet to taste and have soft leaves. Most are compact and have good hearts, but can be used as loose leaf lettuce as well. Prepare soil by raking in COF. Sow early Spring to mid-Summer and again in late Summer and Autumn. Sprinkle seeds in a small trench 5 mm deep. Cover with soil and water them in, seeds germinate in 7 to 12 days. When plants have four leaves thin them out to about 20cm apart and feed with COF.


LETTUCE; Red Cross

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Orange

An open pollinated selection by Steve Solomon. We grew this from seed and sold many punnets of seedlings, feedback was very favourable. This non hearting selection has soft and delicate rosy red leaves which can be picked regularly or left to form 30cm by 30cm mature lettuces does not bolt readily and does not have a bitter flavour, it retains its sweet flavour. Sow Spring to early Summer, and late Summer to Autumn. Sow 5mm deep in rows 30cm apart. Thin at four leaf stage.


LETTUCE; sierra, batavian type Lactuca sativa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Orange

A variety selected by Steve Solomon. Has a beautiful neat habit with magenta tipped dark green leaves. Does not bolt or have bitter taste. In our trials it performed well all year round. Cultivation: Prepare a well dug seed bed, add mushroom compost, sheep manure and organic fertilizer. Rake to a fine tilth. Make furrows about 30 cm apart. Sow seeds about 5 mm deep.


LETTUCE; Slobolt Lactuca sativa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Orange

A selection by Steve Solomon. A beautiful light green dense hearted crinkled lettuce with soft sweet leaves, it does not bolt in hot weather which means it can be grown over an extended period. Prepare soil by raking in COF. Sow early Spring to mid- Summer and again in late Summer and Autumn. Sprinkle seeds in a small trench 5 mm deep, cover with soil and water them in, seeds germinate in 7 to 12 days. When plants have four leaves thin them out to about 20 cm apart and feed with COF.


LETTUCE; Winter Density

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 1000                  Colour code: Orange

An open pollinated selection by Steve Solomon. We grew this from seed and sold many punnets of seedlings grown by St Georges School, the feedback was very favourable. This is a beautiful dark green variety that grows like a cos but has soft sweet leaves that can be picked regularly or left to form a semi head. Mature plants are about 35cm by 35cm. Despite its name, it can be sown Spring to early Summer, and late Summer to Autumn. Does not go to seed readily. Sow 5mm deep in rows 30cm apart. Thin at four leaf stage.


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MARROW; F1 Cucurbita spp

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 10                 Colour code: Pink

A variety that grows very well in Tasmania as a cool season marrow. Striped green, bush type, profuse producer, early variety. Solid meaty flesh. Not stringy or mushy like older varieties. Resistant to mildew. Sow outdoors end mid Nov-Dec. Plant out hothouse grown seeedlings in mid November. Space 60cm apart in well manured, sheltered, sunny spot. Prolific producer.


MELON HONEYDEW; PASSPORT Cucumis melo

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 10                 Colour code: Pink

pictureHigh sugar flavour, large fruit 2.5 kg, banana like aroma, excellent in trials for cool seasons. Rake in COF, make a round hill 45cm diameter, press down the centre of the hill with fist. Cover with black plastic. Make holes thru plastic where hill is and place 4 seeds in. Cover with loose soil and water. At seedling stage thin to 2 seedlings. Keep moist. Sow late Nov when soil temperatures have increased.


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ONION; BEAUTIFUL BROWN (AUTUMN SOWING) Allium cepa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 200                 Colour code: Purple

This onion is sweet, mild and of good size, and thin skinned. Yellow to brown skin. Used as a salad onion. Sow 1.5cm deep in rows 45cm apart in cultivated weed free soil,. Do not fertilize. Sow late April until end May, sow in April in cold districts as cold can check growth rate. In August transplant to 12cm apart and side dress with COF. Harvest when the tops droop, approx. December. Side dress with complete organic fertilizer. Harvest around November/December.

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ONION; RED F1 HYBRID (SPRING SOWING) Allium cepa

Price : $4.00                 Seeds: 180                 Colour code: Purple

This variety is a short day/semi long day hybrid. Beautiful dark red, shiny skin, very suitable for long storage. Strong flavour. Good bolting resistance. Sow between September and November in seed trays, preferably under a cloche if sown early, 5 mm deep. If in the open ground work in a spade full of complete organic fertiliser per 10 m² and rake in well rotted compost and sow 5 mm deep. When transplanting seedling from seed tray sow 7 cm apart. Harvest from January, but can stay in ground.


ONION SWEET RED F1 HYBRID (AUTUMN SOWING) Allium cepa

Price: $4.00                  Seeds: 200                 Colour code: Purple

This variety is sweet, mild, tasty with a thin skin, up to 15 cm diameter. Can keep for up to 8 months. Sow 5mm deep in a furrow 45 cm apart. Needs weed free well cultivated soil. Do not fertilise. Sow end April to end May in colder districts as cold weather can slow the growth rate. In August transplant to 15cm apart and side dress with COF. Harvest when the tops droop, approx. Dec.

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ONION; SPRING, STRAIGHT LEAF F1 HYBRID Allium cepa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 500                 Colour code: Purple

A top quality Spring onion with unique flavour. Cultivation: Sow from Sept until Feb. Prepare a raised bed by adding mushroom compost, complete fertilizer and bone meal. Dig in and rake level. Sow seed thinly in 5 mm dills covered with fine soil.


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PARSLEY; ITALIAN, Flat Leafed Petroselinum crispum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 500                 Colour code: Orange

Very uniform, plain flat leaf. Dark green with strong flavour. Sow; 5 mm deep, thin out to 15cm apart. keep soil moist until germination; 4 weeks. Sow in Spring and Summer. Ensure soil temp at least 16º C.


PARSLEY; MOSS CURLED Petroselinum crispum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 500                 Colour code: Orange

pictureDutch seed, grown by market gardeners. Tightly curled leaves. Very uniform colour. Has a strong upright habit. Perfect for fresh garnishes. Sow 5 mm deep, thin out to 15cm apart. keep soil moist until germination; 4 weeks. Sow in Spring and Summer. Ensure soil temp at least 16º C.


PARSNIP; Selected op variety 'Melbourne market' Pastinaca sativa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 500                 Colour code: Purple

pictureMedium length, smooth, tapered and round shouldered, healthy tops with shallow crowns, long uniform and delicious white roots. Sow early Spring and late Summer. Sow seeds 5 mm deep in fine, deep soil, 2 cms apart, in rows 45cm apart. Keep seed bed moist, cover rows with planks and check weekly. After germination remove planks. Thin seedlings carefully to at least 10cm apart. Roots can hold in soil all year.


PARSNIP; Selected op variety 'Melbourne market' Pastinaca sativa

Price : $7.15                  Seeds: 2000                 Colour code: Purple

pictureMedium length, smooth, tapered and round shouldered, healthy tops with shallow crowns, long uniform and delicious white roots. Sow early Spring and late Summer. Sow seeds 1.5cm deep in fine, deep soil, 2 cms apart, in rows 45cm apart. Keep seed bed moist, cover rows with planks and check weekly. After germination remove planks. Thin seedlings carefully to at least 10cm apart. Roots can hold in soil all year.


PEA; Bounty (OP)

Price: $4.00                   Seeds: 30                 Colour code: Blue

A late maturing vigorous mildew resistant variety. Vines about 1.5m by 1.5m spread. The pods contain six to eight large peas. Sow in early to late Spring 1cm deep in rows keep moist, add lime if your sol is acid feed with COF throughout the growing season.


PEA; GREENFEAST Pisum sativum

Price : $12.50                  Weight : 300g                 Colour code: Blue

A fine flavoured selection of home garden pea which produces over a long period. Sprinkle seed in 1cm deep furrows, 40 cm apart from late Winter to mid Spring. Harvest when pods are plump and bright green, approx. 8 peas to the pod.


PEA; hadspen Pisum sativum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds : 100                 Colour code: Blue

A bush type pea with purple flowers developed at the Cressy research station over a few years, this type grows to 0.5m on strong self supporting single stems that support several peas, early variety. Can also be used as a Spring green manure. A sweet mange tout/ snow pea type not a main crop as the seeds will be dry and tasteless at this stage.


PEA; Massey Gem Pisum sativum

Price : POA                   Weight : 300g                 Colour code: Blue

A fine flavoured selection of home garden pea which produces over a long period. Sprinkle seed in 1cm deep furrows, 40 cm apart from late Winter to mid Spring. Harvest when pods are plump and bright green, approx. 8 peas to the pod.


PEA; Meteor (OP)

Price: $4.00                   Seeds: 30                 Colour code: Blue

An early maturing variety plentiful 8cm long pods with 6 sweet tasting peas resembling petit pois. Small spreading plant, 45cm by 45cm suitable for containers. Sow individually 1cm deep 35cm apart or three in a 250mm container in early Spring. Keep moist, and lime if your soil is acidic Feed COF three times throughout the growing season.


PEA; ONWARD Pisum sativum

Price : $12.50                   Weight : 300g                 Colour code: Blue

A fine flavoured, mid maturing variety of pea. Sprinkle seed in 1cm deep furrows, 40 cm apart from late Winter to mid Spring. Harvest when pods are plump and bright green, approx. 8 peas to the pod.


PEA; Purple Podded (OP)

Price: $4.00                  Seeds: 30                 Colour code: Blue

pictureA beautiful red wine coloured snow pea, abundant peas early maturing throughout November. Suitable for containers grows about 40cm by 40cm. Sow seeds individually 1cm deep 35 cm apart or three in a 250mm container in early Spring. Keep moist and lime if your soil is acidic. Feed with COF three times throughout the growing season.


PEA; TELEPHONE Pisum sativum

Price : $5.00                  Weight : 25g                 Colour code: Blue

pictureA fine flavoured variety of climbing pea which needs a trellis. Sprinkle seed in 1cm deep furrows, 40 cm apart from late Winter to mid Spring. Harvest when pods are plump and bright green, approx. 8 peas to the pod.


PEA; SNAP, SUGAR BON Pisum sativum

Price : $5.00                  Weight : 25g                 Colour code: Blue

pictureDwarf snap pea, sweet, crisp round pods. Does not need support. Pick the pods young because as they get older strings develop which need to be removed before cooking. Sow 2.5cm apart, and 3cm deep in rows 45cm apart. Sow late Winter to mid Spring . Soil must be well drained.


PEA; SNOW, MAMMOTH MELTING Pisum sativum

Price : $5.00                  Weight : 25g                 Colour code: Blue

Climbing or trailing variety, can use trellis. Sprinkle seed in 1cm deep furrows, 40 cm apart from late Winter to mid Spring. Harvest when pods are plump and bright green, approx. 8 peas to the pod.


PEA; Twinkie (OP)

Price: $4.00                   Seeds: 30                 Colour code: Blue

Very early maturing variety, very small plant 40cm by 40cm suitable for containers very productive with small 6cm pods containing four to six very sweet peas resembling petit pois. Sow in early Spring individually 1cm deep or three in a 250mm container feed with COF three times throughout the growing season.


PEA; SNOW, OREGON GIANT Pisum sativum

Price : $5.00                  Weight : 25g                 Colour code: Blue

Very large, sweet pods. The plant is approx. 1.5 metres tall. Needs trellis. Plant is resistant to powdery mildew. Sprinkle seed in 1cm deep furrows, 40 cm apart from late Winter to mid Spring. Harvest when pods are plump and bright green, approx. 8 peas to the pod.


PEA; Willow Pisum sativum

Price : POA                  Weight : 300g                 Colour code: Blue

pictureA fine flavoured variety of climbing pea which needs a trellis. Sprinkle seed in 1cm deep furrows, 40 cm apart from late Winter to mid Spring. Harvest when pods are plump and bright green, approx. 8 peas to the pod.


PUMPKIN; acorn Cucurbita pepo

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 5                Colour code: Pink

Early, 25 cm, dark green ribbed, acorn shaped, bush variety. Creamy interior, small seed cavity. Lovely flavour when stuffed or baked. Sow seed in pots for early start in warmth or hothouse mid Sep. Direct sow mid to late Nov, 2 cm deep, 60 cm apart. Soil must be warm for germination (20°C+). Prefer damp soil, lots of sunshine, NE facing. Will start to produce fruit from late Dec to mid Jan. Harvest when dark green and store in dry conditions.


PUMPKIN; Buttercup

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 5                Colour code: Pink


PUMPKIN; BUTTERNUT (EARLY VARIETY) Cucurbita moschata

Price : $4.00                   Seeds: 5                 Colour code: Pink

pictureAn early butternut for cool climates like Tasmania, will grow to 1.5kg. Sow seed in pots for early start in warmth or hot house mid Sept . Direct sow mid to late Nov, 2 cm deep, 60cm apart. Soil must be warm for germination. (20ºC +) Prefer damp soil, lots of sunshine, NE facing. Will start to produce fruit from late Dec to mid Jan. Harvest when golden brown and store in dry conditions.


PUMPKIN; DILL'S ATLANTIC GIANT

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 5                Colour code: Pink

pictureColossal, buff coloured reaching 300 kilos. Selected by Howard Dill. Vines reach 3-4 metres, and set 2 - 4 fruit per plant. Sow in pots in early November, 1 seed per pot. At second true leaf stage, transplant. Rake in a layer of manure. A black plastic mulch is recommended for colder soils.


PUMPKIN; harlequin Cucurbita pepo

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 5                Colour code: Pink

An early sweet dumpling variety producing many 25 cm white striped, yellow shelled, heart shaped fruit. Small seed cavity, firm flesh, excellent baked. Sow seed in pots for early start in warmth or hothouse mid Sep. Direct sow in mid to late Nov, 2 cm deep, 60 cm apart. Soil must be warm for germination (20ºC +) Prefer damp soil, lots of sunshine, NE facing. Will start to produce fruit from late Dec to mid Jan. Harvest when stem is firm and brown and store in dry conditions.


PUMPKIN; small sugar

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 5                Colour code: Pink

Sweet, golden, smooth flesh. Excellent for pumpkin pies. Can also be baked. Our taste tests indicate this is a very nice variety. An early variety which grows on a small vine. Fruit is 30 cm across. Sow seed in pots for early start in warmth or hothouse mid Sep. Direct sow in mid to late Nov, 2 cm deep, 60 cm apart. Soil must be warm for germination (20ºC +) Prefer damp soil, lots of sunshine, NE facing. Will start to produce fruit from late Dec to mid Jan. Harvest when stem is firm and brown and store in dry conditions.


PUMPKIN; SWEET GREY, F1 HYBRID Cucurbita maxima

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 10                Colour code: Pink

Selected seed of the favourite pumpkin, good storage characteristics, exceptional yield, with sweet, meaty flavour. Cultivation; Sow seed in pots for early start in hot house about mid Sept until end Nov. Direct sow in the ground mid Nov- Dec. Soil must be warm for germination. Harvest around March. Sow 2 cm deep and 60 cm apart. Prefer damp soil, lots of sunshine, NE facing.


PUMPKIN; uchiki kuri (kabocha) Cucurbita pepo

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 10                Colour code: Pink

pictureIn our trials this trailing variety produced many, very early 25 cm, tear shaped, bright orange fruit. Sweet, tangy flesh when baked. Slightly smaller than orange cuties. Sow seed in pots for early start in warmth or hothouse mid Sep. Direct sow in mid to late Nov, 2 cm deep, 60 cm apart. Soil must be warm for germination (20ºC +) Prefer damp soil, lots of sunshine, NE facing. Will start to produce fruit from late Dec to mid Jan. Harvest when stem is firm and brown and store in dry conditions.


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RADISH; BLACK SPANISH Raphanus sativus

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 200                Colour code: Green

A long keeping black-skinned, pungent, white fleshed, Winter radish that reaches the size of a swede and holds from April to August. Peel skin and grate the radish into salads - SUPERB. Cultivation; Rake in mushroom compost to retain moisture, and spread a 2cm layer on surface. Sow individual seeds 2cm apart, 5 mm deep in furrows. Sow in Autumn. Water every 2nd day. Top dress with organic fertiliser.


RADISH; CHERRIETTE Raphanus sativus

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 250               Colour code: Green

pictureBright red globes, crisp, watery, nice uniformity. Holds well and is well sized. Cultivation; Rake in mushroom compost to retain moisture, and spread a 2cm layer on surface. Sow individual seeds 2cm apart, 5 mm deep in furrows. Sow early Spring for harvest in Oct/Nov, Autumn for harvest in Winter. Water every 2nd day. Top dress with organic fertiliser.

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RADISH; FIREBALL F1 HYBRID Raphanus sativus

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 250               Colour code: Green

A tall topped variety, bright red globe about the size of a 20 cent piece, mild and watery with a sweet, warm taste. Cultivation; Rake in mushroom compost to retain moisture, and spread a 2cm layer on surface. Sow individual seeds 2cm apart, 5 mm deep in furrows. Sow early Spring for harvest in Oct/Nov, Autumn for harvest in Winter. Water every 2nd day. Top dress with organic fertiliser.


RADISH; RED MEAT Raphanus sativus

Price : $4.00                  Seeds : 200               Colour code: Green

Japanese, early (25 days), round, green and white skinned, red interior. Cultivation; Rake in mushroom compost to retain moisture, and spread a 2cm layer on surface. Sow individual seeds 2cm apart, 5 mm deep in furrows. Sow December to Autumn. Water every 2nd day. Top dress with organic fertiliser.


RADISH; Shunkyo semi long

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 50               Colour code: Green

Open pollinated variety bred by Carole Deppe in Oregon. The roots are cylindrical approx. 8cm long, rose red exterior brilliant white interior. Very sweet and juicy, with mild flavours. From seed grown in Tasmania by us, untreated. Carole has bred this for the delicious green leaves in salads or as a garnish too. Sow early Spring, or late Summer 5mm deep in a furrow 30cm apart in the row, thin the seedlings to 10cm apart when the first few leaves form, Feed three times in the growing season with COF.


ROCKET Euroca sativa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 500               Colour code: Orange

pictureThis is a bright green tangy, peppery selection from a very good seed merchant. Cultivation; does not need very fertile soil. Sprinkle seed thinly 1cm deep. Thin to 4cm apart. Pick leaves as needed. Start a new row every week as it will go to seed quickly. Sow September to March.


ROCKET Euroca sativa

Price : $7.15                  Seeds: 2000               Colour code: Orange

pictureThis is a bright green tangy, peppery selection from a very good seed merchant. Cultivation; does not need very fertile soil. Sprinkle seed thinly 1cm deep. Thin to 4cm apart. Pick leaves as needed. Start a new row every week as it will go to seed quickly. Sow September to March.


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SILVERBEET; FORDHOOK Beta vulgaris

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 180               Colour code: Orange

Strong, wide, white stems, dark green leaves, good taste, will not bolt early and can be grown with minimum fertilizer .Cultivation; Sow seed from Oct to Feb. Place seeds 2cm apart and 5 mm deep at least 60 cm apart in the row in well prepared soil. Silverbeet will grow in poor soils. Will go to seed in hot weather.


SPINACH; ENGLISH steadfast Spinacia oleracea

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 300               Colour code: Orange

A richly flavoured English spinach, resistant to bolting. Very dark green leaf ideal for baby leaf or repeat harvest. Cultivation; Sow all year round. Add a layer of well rotted compost, rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed in furrows 5 mm deep, 1 cm apart, in rows 35 cm apart. Thin to 4cm apart when established little plants. Use a knife or secateurs to thin the plants to 20cm apart. (In extremely hot weather it may bolt.) Will go to seed in hot weather.


SPINACH; ENGLISH steadfast Spinacia oleracea

Price : $7.15                  Seeds: 1000               Colour code: Orange

A richly flavoured English spinach, resistant to bolting. Very dark green leaf ideal for baby leaf or repeat harvest. Cultivation; Sow all year round. Add a layer of well rotted compost, rake in complete organic fertiliser. Sow seed in furrows 5 mm deep, 1 cm apart, in rows 35 cm apart. Thin to 4cm apart when established little plants. Use a knife or secateurs to thin the plants to 20cm apart. (In extremely hot weather it may bolt.) Will go to seed in hot weather.


SPINACH: NEW ZEALAND Tetragonia tetragonioides

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 40               Colour code: Orange

A spinach suitable for the home gardener. Fast growing plants enable constant cutting of abundant greens. Flavour is naturally salty and delicious, highly nutritious. Sow: Prepare beds with compost and organic fertiliser. Sow seeds 5 mm deep, 20 cm apart in rows 30 cm apart, mid November until January.


SQUASH; STARSHIP

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 10               Colour code: Pink

pictureScallop shaped, green refined variety, very flat 12cm diameter. Sow in early November after frosts. Rake in a layer of manure. Make a round hill 45cm diameter. Press down the centre of the hill with fist, place 4 seeds in. Cover with loose soil. Keep moist. At seedling stage thin to 2 seedlings and water. A black plastic mulch is recommended for colder soils.

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SQUASH; SUNNY DELIGHT Cucumis pepo

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 10               Colour code: Pink

picturePatty pan shaped yellow zucchini, early, butter yellow, sweet fruit, prolific producer, sweet soft fruit, Sow in early November after frosts. Rake in a layer of manure. Make a round hill 45cm diameter. Press down the centre of the hill with fist, place 4 seeds in. Cover with loose soil. Keep moist. At seedling stage thin to 2 seedlings and water. A black plastic mulch is recommended for colder soils. Produces several crops in a season.


SQUASH; WINTER; Candy Stick Delicata

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 5               Colour code: Pink

This selection was bred by Carole Deppe, a professional plant breeder, and Nate France in Oregon. In our trials it proved an excellent delicate type. Six 35cm oval, yellow striped, green fruit in late Summer on a semi trailing 1.5m by 1.5m plant. Many male flowers form earlier than other varieties and then the female flowers form early Summer pollination is fast. From seed grown in Tasmania by us, untreated.The fruit bake very fast, about 20 minutes, the flesh is superb and soft with a buttery flavour but not sweet like sweet grey pumpkin.


SQUASH; WINTER BUTTERCUP; ORANGE CUTIES (kabocha) Cucurbita moschata

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 5               Colour code: Pink

Small 800g bright red/orange amber cup type, semi bush plant, fantastic fruit count per bush. Rich, creamy taste. Sow in early November after frosts. Rake in a layer of manure. Make a round hill 45cm diameter. Press down the centre of the hill with fist, place 4 seeds in. Cover with loose soil. Keep moist. At seedling stage thin to 2 seedlings and water. A black plastic mulch is recommended for colder soils.


SWEDE; gillfeather Brassica napus

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 150               Colour code: Green

A selected variety of culinary swede, 25 cm sweet, pale lilac green topped roots. Has a fantastic flavour. Sow Nov to Feb. Sprinkle seed thinly in 5 mm deep furrows, 60-90 cm apart. Thin seedlings to 20 cm in the row carefully to allow for large roots. If hard frosts hit in Winter, mound soil over the roots to protect them.


SWEDE; LAURENTIAN Brassica napus

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 300               Colour code: Green

A cultivar with high quality large roots of good flavour. They hold well in the ground during Winter and are easy to grow. Fairly resistant to damage by brassica pests. Sow Nov to Feb. Sprinkle seed thinly in 5 mm deep furrows, 60-90 cm apart. Thin seedlings to 20cm in the row carefully to allow for large roots. If hard frosts hit in Winter, mound soil over the roots to protect them.


SWEDE; LAURENTIAN Brassica napus

Price : $7.15                  Seeds: 1000               Colour code: Green

A cultivar with high quality large roots of good flavour. They hold well in the ground during Winter and are easy to grow. Fairly resistant to damage by brassica pests. Sow Nov to Feb. Sprinkle seed thinly in 5 mm deep furrows, 60-90 cm apart. Thin seedlings to 20cm in the row carefully to allow for large roots. If hard frosts hit in Winter, mound soil over the roots to protect them.


SWEDE; TASMANIAN BUTTER (GREEN TOPPED/YELLOW FLESH) Brassica napus

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 150               Colour code: Green

Rich flavoured swede, without the turnip taste associated with most swedes; the best variety by far. Resistant to brassica pests, good yields. For best crops use 2 litres of C.O.F. per 5 square metres. Sow late Nov - mid February. Sprinkle seeds thinly in 5 mm deep furrows 60cm apart. Thin to 20cm in the row as crowded swedes do not make big roots.


SWEDE; TASMANIAN BUTTER (GREEN TOPPED/YELLOW FLESH) Brassica napus

Price : $7.15                  Seeds: 1000               Colour code: Green

Rich flavoured swede, without the turnip taste associated with most swedes; the best variety by far. Resistant to brassica pests, good yields. For best crops use 2 litres of C.O.F. per 5 square metres. Sow late Nov - mid February. Sprinkle seeds thinly in 5 mm deep furrows 60cm apart. Thin to 20cm in the row as crowded swedes do not make big roots.


SWISS CHARD; BRIGHT LIGHTS Beta vulgaris

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 100               Colour code: Orange

pictureA variety which has yellow, gold, pink, crimson, orange, purple, green and white striped stems, and green and purple crinkly leaves. Mature plant averages 50cm in height. CULTIVATION; Sow seeds from early October until December, 2cm apart, 5 mm deep in rows 60cm apart. Side dress with COF periodically. Plants will withstand hot weather. Cook leaves like spinach, stems are tasty when boiled slowly like asparagus.


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Tamarillo cyphomandra betacea

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 5               Colour code: Red

pictureA 6cm egg shaped dull red coloured fruit related to the tomato which has a unique flavour resembling something like a mixture of grapefruit, tomato, dry red wine and a hint of banana flavours, slightly bitter slightly sweet. It is a crop originating from the Andes and commercially grown. The fruit can be used in salads, for breakfast by cutting in half and scoping out the contents with a spoon, or for jams and preserves. The plant does not tolerate frosts, branches get broken in winds, and it can be prone to aphid attacks. It also likes a lot of water in the Summer time but the abundance of fruit in a sheltered frost free sunny garden are worth growing it. This plant is a perennial shrub/ small tree so if hit by light frosts it will regrow and fruit in one season if the roots are already established and does not get late Spring frosts that hit it again. It can therefore be a cool climate plant.

Sow seeds in a punnet or tray in a heated propagating case at about 16 degrees centigrade in early Spring, when the weather is warming up so that you time the seedlings to grow in stronger sunny conditions when they are germinated, keep moist but not too wet. They may take up to four weeks to germinate. Remember this is a plant that likes warm humid conditions to grow so a cool glasshouse with the doors and vents closed at night in the Spring closed to maximise temps.at night or a very warm position near your house is recommended. When the plant has a strong root system and four leaves transplant into 200mm pots with a 2cm base of gravel and a mixture of potting soil and sheep manure (or equivalent), and a base dressing of COF. They will grow slowly outdoors as sturdy plants but will grow faster but with softer more tender foliage under glass. They are only ready to plant in the garden situation when they are strong stemmed and about 0.5m tall, if grown under glass they must be hardened off by gradually acclimatising them to cooler night time temperatures of the Autumn, under no circumstances must they experience cold shocks, winds or frosts when they are young. They will produce flowers and fruit in the following season in large amounts.


TOMATO; Beaverlodge (early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

picture45cm diametre low spreading plant, slightly raised branches supporting large numbers of strong orange/red soft skinned sweet tangy flavoured, thirst quenching 3cm fruit by early January, production slows down after the first fruiting and picks up again steadily throughout late January into mid February and then slows down. Excellent for containers or small gardens.


TOMATO; Black Plum (Early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureExcellent 70cm tall by 70cm strong stemmed variety, supporting small trusses of 5cm plum shaped purple topped, chocolate coloured fruits in high yields, starts producing small amounts in mid/late January, highest yields seem to be mid/late February and then it slows down. Fruits are smooth, mild and creamy with some sweetness.


TOMATO; Cal Mart (Early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureOne of the best tomatoes we trialled! 45cmx45cm, perfect round, dark red, 5cm sweet fruity flavours, very uniform, produces fruit by mid January and carries on well into March! Excellent for containers and small gardens.


TOMATO; GOLDEN NUGGET Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureSweet, round, baby tomatoes produced in profusion early on bushes about 1m high and 1m wide. Excellent variety. Feed with complete fertilizer and sheep manure. Sow indoors in pots with heat in late August. Transplant in Nov. Put clear plastic around to increase soil warmth. Feed with sulphate of potash when fruit has set.


TOMATO; GROSSE LISSE IMPROVED Lycopersicum esculentum

Price: $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureOld reliable tomato, large solid fruit, requires staking. Cultivation; Tomatoes thrive on beds used for brassica crops the previous year. Feed with complete fertilizer and sheep manure. Sow indoors in pots with heat in late August. Transplant in Nov. Put clear plastic around to increase soil warmth. Feed with sulphate of potash when fruit has set.


TOMATO; legend Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

Amazingly sweet, slicing tomato, 10cm, not too acidic, determinate, uniform round fruit with few seeds. Cultivation; Tomatoes thrive on beds used for brassica crops the previous year. Feed with complete fertilizer and sheep manure. Sow indoors in pots with heat in late August. Transplant in Nov. Put clear plastic around to increase soil warmth. Feed with sulphate of potash when fruit has set.


TOMATO; Kootenai (early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureHandsome strong compact dark green plant, 45cm tall. Produces prolific amounts of soft skinned 5cm dark red roundish, fairly fleshy fruit with beautiful smooth mild flavours from mid January until well into March. Excellent in containers or small gardens.


TOMATO; Latah (Early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

picture60cmx45cm, tall fairly spindly looking plant, producing several ovoid bright red 5cm fruit by mid January. Firm fleshed, mild taste with some juices increases production from late January into March.


TOMATO; Northern Delight (early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureOne of the most productive plants we have trialled. 60cmx60cm beautiful plant, covered in 4cm sweet juicy, bright red, round tomatoes, from early/mid January producing more and more well into March. Excellent for containers and small gardens.


TOMATO; oregon Spring Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureA reliable slicing tomato, 12cm, deep red fruit, weight approx 350g, flavour packed, nearly seedless. expect several bursts of fruit as the season progresses. Vigorous determinate plant. Feed with complete fertilizer and sheep manure. Sow indoors in pots with heat in late August. Transplant in Nov. Put clear plastic around to increase soil warmth. Feed with sulphate of potash when fruit has set.


TOMATO; pink brandywine (heirloom) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureWe selected this variety because, although late, in taste tests this is a superior heirloom. Large, thin skinned, fleshy variety. Cultivation: Tomatoes thrive on beds used for brassica crops the previous year. Feed with complete fertiliser and sheep manure. Sow indoors in pots with heat in late August. Transplant in Nov. Put clear plastic around to increase soil warmth. Feed with sulphate of potash when fruit has set.


TOMATO; ROMA Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 400               Colour code: Red

pictureVigorous pear shaped fruit, plant requires staking, high sugar content, rich flavour. Cultivation; Tomatoes thrive on beds used for brassica crops the previous year. Feed with complete fertilizer and sheep manure. Sow indoors in pots with heat in late August. Transplant in Nov. Put clear plastic around to increase soil warmth. Feed with sulphate of potash when fruit has set.


TOMATO; Sandpoint (early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

picture70cm x45cm, strong but wiry stemmed plant supporting amazing numbers of 3cm to 4cm light red round fruit from mid January until March. Soft skinned with many wonderful sweet red wine flavours.


TOMATO; Santa (Early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureAn amazing variety. Grows strongly to 30cm and spreads out to 70cm, tomatoes form by mid/ late January after which high yields begin and continue into March. Bright red 4cm round fruit very sweet, juicy, not fleshy, but very tasty.


TOMATO; Shoshone (Early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

picture60cm, lovely compact semi spreading plant producing high yields of soft skinned 4cm bright red roundish, very juicy sweet fruit from mid Jan until March.


TOMATO; siletz Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 50               Colour code: Red

pictureVery early yields of 10cm fruit when planted out a month after the final frosts are expected. Protect plant if frost is expected. Vigorous determinate plant, no staking reqd. Tomatoes thrive on beds used for brassica crops the previous year. Feed with complete fertilizer and sheep manure. Sow indoors in pots with heat in late August. Transplant in Nov. Put clear plastic around to increase soil warmth. Feed with sulphate of potash when fruit has set.


TOMATO; Stakeless (early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureThis 'stakeless' variety is 70cmx70cm, wiry branches supporting prolific amounts of clusters of irregular flattened ribbed orange/red fruit approx 3cm in size from early/mid January until well into March, a fantastic heavy early bearer. Excellent rich tomato sauce flavours, superb.


TOMATO; Sweetie (early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureAn extra sweet cherry tomato, possibly one of the sweetest. 90cmx90cm sprawling plant covered in trusses of 2cm light red round fruits from mid January, slow to begin with, yields are a bit spasmodic but continues well into March, worth growing just for the flavours.


TOMATO; Super Arctic Cherry (early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

picture45cm diametre low spreading plant, prolific bearer of 2cm pink round fruit by late December/ early January, turning light red. Continues to produce an abundance of delicious bursts of strong flavoured fruit until the beginning of March. Excellent in containers or small gardens. Follows on from Gold Nugget which is about one week earlier.


TOMATO; Yellow Taxi (early) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

picture90cmx60cm plant producing its first 7cm bright yellow fruit by end January. The yield gradually increases in February with many large 10cm gold tomatoes. Soft skinned, mild, fleshy with intriguing tangy after flavours.

 



All of the following varieties have been grown by us in two seasons for assessment. They have been accessed from small amounts of seed from a professional research station in Queensland where they have been stored for many years in ideal conditions, and are therefore true to type. You can read their histories on most web sites. These excellent varieties will grow in some cool regions of the world, but we offer them as more suitable for warmer climates to give gardeners in these regions more choice of these rarer harder to find named varieties.

Our advice is that the thirteen early varieties that we already offer are far more suitable for short growing cool climate gardeners. The classification of mid and late varieties in this catalogue is based on our trial notes from the Cressy Research Station. They ripen late Summer and some well into the Autumn.

TOMATO; Ailsa Craig (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureWe are proud to offer this heirloom variety from 1925, named after the Scottish Island. A very productive perfect round tomato, produced in high yields in late January about 4cm round. Beautiful flavour, a tomato that has stood the test of time.

 


TOMATO; Cherokee Purple (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureA strong growing variety which needs staking. This variety flowers in late December and produces a uniquely flavoured sweet large 7cm obvate chocolate coloured ribbed fruit by late January. It has a disadvantage that the branches that bear the fruit are weak and can snap because of the weight of fruit. The fruit also has a tendency to crack. The flavour of this variety is exceptional.

 


TOMATO; Cherokee red (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureVery strong growing variety flowering about January and producing the first ripe red round fruit end January, which are 8cm firm fleshy with a wonderful smooth taste. Stronger branches than Cherokee purple, and fruit does not crack. Fruit production increases in February well into March.

 


TOMATO; Cal ace (bush) Lycopersicum esculentum - rare

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureRare. This variety is about 1m tall flowers mid January. It produces the first fruit about Mid February and increases yields into late February. The fruit are obvate large bright red with interesting fizzy flavours.


TOMATO; Double Rich (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureThe name is for the high amounts of vitamin C it was bred to have. This variety initiates flowers mid January, and has large 10cm fruit ripening in February, in cool climates there will not be many fruit, but they are worth growing the power packed flavour is something else, eating one tomato of this variety is like three of another.


TOMATO; Campbells 17 (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureOne of Campbells selections for soup and canning tomato. Strong branches with deep green foliage. Flowers in late January, quite high yields of fruits ripen end February. Beautiful flavours a real professional variety, we made the best thickest homemade soup from these tomatoes. Possibly a bit late for very cold gardens.

NOT AVAILABLE IN 2013


TOMATO; Castle Mach 9 (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureA tall sturdy plant. Produces plentiful flowers in late January. Starts producing uniquely heart shaped 6cm bright red fruit by February, increasing yields throughout this Month. Creamy flavours, soft skins, fleshy.


TOMATO; ES58 (Heinz) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureOne of the original Heinz tomato varieties. Terrific flavours for soups and casseroles etc. This variety initiates flowers very early December, but the many fruit are slow to grow and ripen so the 8cm fruit mature in February, they are rich red thin skinned with smooth mild flavours.


TOMATO; Fireball (bush) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureIntroduced in 1952 by Joseph Harris Seed Company. Large strong plant with strong branches. This variety flowers early January and starts to fruit by late January, the first fruit are a few 6cm red round and blocky fruit , increases productivity to high yields of of juicy tomatoes throughout February.


TOMATO; High Crimson (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureBred by Professor Graham, Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph. This variety initiates flowers about January, Many fruits start to ripen beginning of February. Large 10cm bright red round fruit and continue well into March, juicy unique sweet and sour flavours.

 


TOMATO; Italian Gold (bush) Lycopersicum esculentum - RARE

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureA rare variety. Strong 0.5m tall plant initiates flowers about mid January. Fruit starts to ripen about end of January and high yields occur throughout February. The fruit are 6cm to 8cm blocky yellow golden fruit with few seeds. Very sweet and make superb Italian sauces.


TOMATO; Kokomo (bush) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureA large strong plant which flowers late December, starts producing 6cm+ bright red round slightly flattened fruit in late January which have a strong tomato sauce flavour.


TOMATO; Long Keeper (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureA very useful variety because it produces tomatoes late season that don't rot on the plant but can be harvested and stored and keep well into April May without rotting. This variety flowers early in December, by end February it is covered in pale orangy splashed with green fruits about 6cm round. Very high yields of sweet tasting flavour packed tomatoes.

 


TOMATO; Medford (bush) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureTechnically an early season variety right on the border line of mid season in our trials. Flowers late December, fruits in abundance from mid to late January with 5cm red round fruit with unique sweet red wine flavours. Excellent performer.

 


TOMATO; mini grape (sprawling variety) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureThis variety produces many flowers early December and many trusses of sweet 2cm mini roma shaped yellow to red fruit 6 or 8 to a truss by the end of January. Production is spasmodic until February in cool regions, hence our classification as a mid season variety.

 


TOMATO; Nematex (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureThis variety was bred for nematode resistance. It produces flowers late January, the fruit ripen in mid February 8cm red mild to soft sweet flavours, firm skin so keeps quite well.

 


TOMATO; Oxheart (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureHeritage variety. Strong large plant. Fast growing. Flowers January but slow to fruit. By end of February there are a few very large 11cm rosy red heart shaped fruit, very fleshy with mild flavours. In a warmer region or hot houses yields would be earlier and larger.


TOMATO; Peron Sprayless (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureBred by Professor Abelardo Pibvario University of Augusta. Introduced in 1950s by Glecker Seeds as a disease resistant variety. A tall spindly but strong plant Late flowering in our trials. The several ripe fruit are large red 10cm, slightly ribbed and oblong and are formed in February, beautiful rich flavours. Would be a lot earlier and higher yields in warmer regions and hot houses.


TOMATO; Rose (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureA strong growing large plant, similar growth to Cherokee Purple. Flowers late January, of interest because the fruits ripen to a beautiful rose pink colour 10cm round heavy and very fleshy excellent sweet flavour. Our selection does not have high yields in cool short growing season, but would be much better in hot houses and warmer locations. It is worth growing for the colour and taste.


TOMATO; San Marzano Roma (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureA beautiful strong growing plant 1.5m tall with strong wiry branches. Very slow to initiate flowers which appear about mid January. The fruit is quite late being mature about mid February in cool gardens, but are fantastic large 10cm long brilliant red blocky fruit, high yields end of February can be expected and well into March. Excellent for sauces.


TOMATO; Seattle Best Of All (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureBred by Gill Bros in the 1960s, developed by a Seattle Market Gardener. This variety flowers about the end of January. A tall spindly looking plant with surprisingly strong branches supporting 6cm red rich flavoured sweet tomatoes by end of January beginning February.

 


TOMATO; Summertime (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureBred by Craig Le Haullier of Raleigh, North Carolina. A strong growing plant 1.5m tall producing many flowers in mid January. Several Fruits ripen mid to late February, large 10cm + bright red round juicy sweet fruit yields are higher end February, a real winner in warmer regions.

 


TOMATO; Tropigro (staking) Lycopersicum esculentum

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 25               Colour code: Red

pictureBred by Stobel 1967, University of Florida. A strong growing plant with wide branches with many flowers late January. The first fruit are ripe in mid February being 8cm deep red excellent sweet meditaranean flavours. In warmer longer growing conditions it would be a fantastic variety.

 



TURNIP; sweet japanese WHITE LADY Brassica rapa

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 200               Colour code: Green

Very mild, sweet tasting turnip. White roots 6cm long, 5cm diameter. Green top. Sow 5 mm deep in rows 30cm apart. Sow early Spring, and again in January - February.


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WATERMELON; SUGAR BABY Cucumis citronella

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 20               Colour code: Pink

pictureNot recommended for cold areas. Beautiful, sweet, crisp, red flesh. An early productive variety. Small, round type. Sow in late November after frosts. Rake in a layer of manure. Make a round hill 45cm diameter. Press down the centre of the hill with fist, place 4 seeds in depression. Cover with loose soil. Keep moist. At seedling stage thin to 2 seedlings and water. A black plastic mulch is recommended for colder soils.


WATERMELON; YELLOW DOLL Cucumis citronella

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 10               Colour code: Pink

pictureNot recommended for cold areas. A delicious early variety for cool seasons, oval type up to 2.5kg. Crisp, yellow, sweet mouthwatering with thin rind. Performs well in cool or hot Summers. Sow in late November after frosts. Rake in a layer of manure. Make a round hill 45cm diameter. Press down the centre of the hill with fist, place 4 seeds in. Cover with loose soil. Keep moist. At seedling stage thin to 2 seedlings and water. A black plastic mulch is recommended for colder soils.

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ZUCCHINI; Early Cucurbita pepo

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 10               Colour code: Pink

We trialled this variety out of curiosity and discovered it really is very early to fruit even when the nights are cool, it is parthenocarpic, which means it flowers and fruits early even in cool weather. This is a fine flavoured soft skinned pale green variety. Prepare soil by raking in COF, sow three seeds in thumb like depressions in early/mid November when soils are warming up and after last frosts, water lightly in, when the plants are about 10cm tall base dress with a table spoon of COF. The plants will begin to produce fruits prolifically about mid December and continue into February, harvest when they are about 18cm long.


ZUCCHINI F1 (BLACK JACK TYPE) Cucurbita pepo

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 10               Colour code: Pink

Attractive, glossy and very dark green, slender fruit. Excellent vigour and improved yield. Compact bush. Sow; start indoors or in a hot house 3 weeks before the last frost. For best result transplant prior to the second set of leaves. Work in complete fertilizer around each plant. Soil temperature needs to be 16ºC. Five to 10 days to germinate. Sow directly in to the soil in mid Nov, 2.5cm deep, 50cm apart. Too much moisture causes seed rot.


ZUCCHINI; GOLDEN F1 Cucurbita pepo

Price : $4.00                  Seeds: 10               Colour code: Pink

Uniform yellow. Sweet rich flavour. Earlier than Goldrush, prolific, 21cm long, cylindrical, blunt ends. Sow in mid November after frosts. Rake in a layer of manure. Make a round hill 45cm diameter. Press down the centre of the hill with fist, place 4 seeds in. Cover with lose soil. Do not water until germination. At seedling stage thin to 2 seedlings and water. A black plastic mulch is recommended for colder soils


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Grain Crops & Summer Green Manures catalogue


Summer green manures or gluten free grain crops very early varieties for cool climates. The importance of these for growers is that they will set seed in a short growing season every year. The timing of rainfall is not critical for seed production, but the crop if grown for seed will need consistent watering through all stages of growth.

Grain amaranth Amaranthus cruentis 'Mudai' Gluten free

Price : $4.95                  Weight : 3 g              

picture Rare edible beautiful magenta flowers.

This is an exciting selection of the tall large leafed flowering amaranthus, by Bob Reid, it can be used as a decorative annual ornamental in the flower garden getting to about 2m tall with huge colourful heads, or as a Summer green manure, or for the keen home gardener as a grain crop, the seeds are sown about 5mm deep, no more, in 20cm rows in good well drained soil in late Spring early Summer. Seed heads form mid to late Summer. Harvest seed by rubbing hands gently over the bottom most seed heads first into a paper bag, as the heads mature break them off and hang upside down in a dry shed over a clean tarpaulin.

The seeds are sprinkled over breakfast cereals, in soups or stews. It is a grain amaranth, the leaves on this variety are bitter.

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Grain amaranth Amaranthus cruentis 'Orange Giant' Gluten free

Price : $4.95                  Weight : 3 g              

picture Rare edible golden flowers.

This is an exciting selection of the tall large leafed flowering amaranthus, by Bob Reid, it can be used as a decorative annual ornamental in the flower garden getting to about 2m tall with huge colourful heads, or as a Summer green manure, or for the keen home gardener as a grain crop, the seeds are sown about 5mm deep, no more, in 20cm rows in good well drained soil in late Spring early Summer. Seed heads form mid to late Summer. Harvest seed by rubbing hands gently over the bottom most seed heads first into a paper bag, as the heads mature break them off and hang upside down in a dry shed over a clean tarpaulin.

The seeds are sprinkled over breakfast cereals, in soups or stews. It is a grain amaranth, the leaves on this variety are bitter.

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Grain amaranth Amaranthus cruentis 'Salt Springs' Gluten free

Price : $4.95                  Weight : 3 g              

picture Rare edible bright red flowers.

This is an exciting selection of the tall large leafed flowering amaranthus, by Bob Reid, it can be used as a decorative annual ornamental in the flower garden getting to about 2m tall with huge colourful heads, or as a Summer green manure, or for the keen home gardener as a grain crop, the seeds are sown about 5mm deep, no more, in 20cm rows in good well drained soil in late Spring early Summer. Seed heads form mid to late Summer. Harvest seed by rubbing hands gently over the bottom most seed heads first into a paper bag, as the heads mature break them off and hang upside down in a dry shed over a clean tarpaulin.

The seeds are sprinkled over breakfast cereals, in soups or stews. It is a grain amaranth, the leaves on this variety are bitter.


Grain amaranth Amaranthus cruentis 'Sioux' Gluten free

Price : $4.95                  Weight : 3 g              

picture Rare edible pink flowers.

This is an exciting selection of the tall large leafed flowering amaranthus, by Bob Reid, it can be used as a decorative annual ornamental in the flower garden getting to about 2m tall with huge colourful heads, or as a Summer green manure, or for the keen home gardener as a grain crop, the seeds are sown about 5mm deep, no more, in 20cm rows in good well drained soil in late Spring early Summer. Seed heads form mid to late Summer. Harvest seed by rubbing hands gently over the bottom most seed heads first into a paper bag, as the heads mature break them off and hang upside down in a dry shed over a clean tarpaulin.

The seeds are sprinkled over breakfast cereals, in soups or stews. It is a grain amaranth, the leaves on this variety are bitter.


Millet Echinochloa frumentacea Indian barnyard millet Gluten free

Price : $4.95                  Weight : 3 g              

pictureRare edible millet.

This is an exciting little known plant that we have grown for the home gardener. It flowers and sets seeds early, so is very suitable for grain production for the keen home gardener. Sow seeds in fine good well drained soil in rows 20cm apart 5mm deep, no more, in late Spring early Summer soil temps about 17 degrees.

Gluten free grain, very high in nutrients, sprinkle seed on cereals, in soup, stews or sauces. It is very desirable for gluten free flour in larger quantities. It has upright plump black seed heads containing many seeds.

The other main use which we recommend is as a Summer green manure this variety grows quickly from seed when sown in late Spring early Summer, soil temps about 17 degrees. This will tolerate hot dry conditions and some drought, swamps out weeds and keep soil moist under the leaf canopy, cut down before flowering.


Millet Panicum variety 'Cerise' Gluten free

Price : $4.95                  Weight : 3 g              

pictureRare edible millet.

This variety of grain millet, selected by Bob Reid has large weeping purple seed heads containing many seeds on darker green/purple stems. It flowers and sets seeds early, so is very suitable for grain production for the keen home gardener. Sow seeds in fine good well drained soil in rows 20cm apart 5mm deep, no more, in late Spring early Summer soil temps about 17 degrees Gluten free grain, very high in nutrients, sprinkle seed on cereals, in soup, stews or sauces .It is very desirable for gluten free flour in larger quantities.

The other main use which we recommend is as a Summer green manure this variety grows quickly from seed when sown in late Spring early Summer, soil temps about 17 degrees, This will tolerate hot dry conditions and some drought, swamps out weeds and keep soil moist under the leaf canopy, cut down before flowering.


Millet Panicum variety 'golden german' Gluten free

Price : $4.95                  Weight : 3 g              

pictureRare foxtail millet.

This variety of millet has been selected by Bob Reid for cool climates, it has large weeping plump golden brown weeping seed heads containing many seeds, info can be found on other web sites. It is particularly useful as a forage crop, but the seeds can also be used for chicken feed, caged birds, and human consumption as a grain.

Very useful as a Summer green manure as it tolerates hot dry conditions, swamps out weeds, has fine fibrous roots which break down easily and the top growth can be dug in or used as a mulch for late Summer Autumn sowing or planting. Sow as for Indian barnyard millet.


Millet Panicum variety 'Mung da' Gluten free

Price : $4.95                  Weight : 3 g              

pictureRare foxtail millet.

This variety of foxtail millet has been selected by Bob Reid it has large plump green to yellow seed heads, containing many seeds, the classic millet stick used for caged birds.

The other main use which we recommend is as a Summer green manure this variety grows quickly from seed when sown in late Spring early Summer, soil temps about 17 degrees. This will tolerate hot dry conditions and some drought, swamps out weeds and keep soil moist under the leaf canopy, cut down before flowering.

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Millet Panicum variety 'Sari' Gluten free

Price : $4.95                  Weight : 3 g              

pictureRare edible millet.

This variety of grain millet, selected by Bob Reid, has large weeping golden seed heads containing many seeds. It flowers and sets seeds early, so is very suitable for grain production for the keen home gardener. Sow seeds in fine good well drained soil in rows 20cm apart 5mm deep, no more, in late Spring early Summer soil temps about 17 degrees Gluten free grain, very high in nutrients, sprinkle seed on cereals, in soup, stews or sauces. It is very desirable for gluten free flour in larger quantities.

The other main use which we recommend is as a Summer green manure this variety grows quickly from seed when sown in late Spring early Summer, soil temps about 17 degrees. This will tolerate hot dry conditions and some drought, swamps out weeds and keep soil moist under the leaf canopy, cut down before flowering.


Multi-coloured quinoa Chenopodium quinoa Gluten free

Price : $4.95                  Seeds : 10              

pictureRare edible.

This is a selection of white, red purple and lilac flowered quinoa which set heavy early seeds that is cultivated in the highlands of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. The Inca Emporers broke the soil with a golden spade to sow the first crop. In their language it is referred to as chisiya mama or mother grain. It is very high in protein.

Sowing: Quinoa needs a well prepared seed bed free from weeds, especially fat hen which is in the same family and can be a serious problem with the cropping programme. Quinoa does not tolerate poorly drained soils. Scatter the seeds and lightly rake in, water lightly. When germinated it grows very fast, our selection matures in 90 days. We will scarify the seeds for you prior to sending. The plants are pulled up when the seeds are plump and ripe and the stems dying back. For cooking find the many recipes on the web, it really is a delicious dish as a starter or a main course.


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Flowers catalogue

Giant sunflower Helianthus annus

Price : $4.00                  Seeds : 20              

pictureA selected variety which has uniform large black seeds and very large 40cm brilliant golden heads, plant is approx. 2m tall, the seed is high in protein very tasty nutty flavours, can be used to provide all year round supply of food for birds, guinea pigs and rabbits etc.


Lupinus mutabilis

Price : $4.00                  Seeds : 20              

pictureA beautiful easy to grow annual Lupin from seed. The plant grows to about 1m tall with many spikes of pretty pale bluish, mauve and white flowers. Long flowering period. Excellent for plant borders or specimen plants. Sow in autumn.


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Green Manure & Fertiliser catalogue

Green Manure Black Oats

Price : $12.50                  Weight : 450g              

pictureA non invasive selection, which grows slowly through Winter and accelerates in early Spring to about 30cm tall, slow to flower, has soft stems and short fibrous roots which break down quickly when cut down. Dig in, in Spring.


Green Manure Blue Lupins Lupinus angustifolius

Price : $12.50                  Weight : 450g               

pictureExcellent for improving sandy and silty soils. Competes well with annual and perennial weeds. Dense cover of fine leaved, soft stemmed, blue flowering plants. Cut at ground level, leave to break down before digging in. High in nitrogen. Sow Autumn to early Winter. Scatter seed and rake in to a depth of 50mm. Very important as a green manure, but even more interesting is that the seeds in storage are not attacked by rodent, and when grown wildlife is wary and tend to leave them alone.


Green Manure Mix

Price : $12.50                  Weight : 450g              

pictureA mixture of tic beans, oats, lupins, suitable as a ley crop.Cut back before stems get too thick. Leave on bed to break down and then dig over. Sow Autumn to early Winter. Scatter seed and rake in to a depth of 50mm. Allow some wastage for bird damage.

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Green Manure Pearl Millet Pennisetum americanum

Price : $12.50                  Weight : 250g              

pictureA Summer green manure, selected by Tas Global Seeds. Germinates well when sown early Dec throughout the Summer. Requires water initially but when roots are established requires less. The top growth will be fast and swamps out weeds, creates a mass of fine roots. Cut down before flowering, use stems in compost. Bed ready for late Summer planting. Non-invasive.

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Green Manure Pink Serratas Ornithopus sativus

Price : $12.50                  Weight : 450g              

pictureIdeal for poor soils, low Ph. Deep root system. Adds nitrogen. Tolerates some water logging. Pink flowers. Sow Autumn to early Winter. Scatter seed and rake in to a depth of 50mm.


Growing Vegetables South of Aus; Year 'Round Tasmanian Food Gardening

Price : $25                  

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Edible Bulbs for Planting catalogue

Garlic

Price: $14.40                   Weight: 200g

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Golden Shallots

Price: $13.70                   Weight: 200g

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Red Shallots

Price: $13.70                  Weight: 200g

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Potato Onions

Price: $13.70                   Weight: 200g

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