Greek people love this vegetable with its rich spinach flavour. It is far superior to silver beet. In Greece it is boiled in salted water and then served with a squeeze of lemon and a splash of olive oil. It is also used in Indian cooking.
The best Bok Choi of the half a dozen varieties I’ve planted. It has dark green leaves on light green stalks. and makes a perfect vase shape even when small. Slow to bolt. I plant from September through until February.
Win-Win bok choi is smaller growing than Joi Choi and has excellent crisp white stems with dark green leaves. It can be harvested as a mini vegetable or grown to full size. It is vase shaped and has white stems and deep green leaves.
Minuet is a quick growing, slow bolting new variety of mini Chinese cabbage suitable for year round growing. It has a delicious sweet taste. Plant 30cm apart. Suited to year round production this is a closed head mini type with attractive yellow interiors. Good sweet taste.
A delicious, crisp, sweet flavoured Chinese cabbage with yellow interiors and white ribs. Quick growing and slow to bolt it takes only 60 to 65 days to mature. The seed is best planted straight into the garden during summer and autumn.
Choi Sum or Chinese broccoli is one of the most popular Chinese vegetables. They are harvested just before or just as the first flowers open. The stems are bright green, very sweet and have excellent flavour. The plant regrows and can be cut many times. Sow all year round.
A purple stemmed and budded Chinese broccoli which will produce a large quantity of long, pencil thick stems. A good cut and come again variety. Used raw in salads or cooked in stir-fries or soups. Best sown from January until early May.
The deep red leaves, which have a very mild mustard flavour, will add a striking colour for salad mixes. Can be used as a baby leaf or allowed to grow to full size. Sow from early August until late April. 21 days baby 40 days full size
A quick growing, slow bolting salad green with a mild mustard flavour. It can be picked in as little as three weeks from sowing. It adds a piquancy to a mixed salad bowl but I enjoy it on its own with an olive oil and balsamic dressing.
A beautiful looking mix of different leaf shapes and colours with an equally diverse range of flavours from mildly spicy to slightly sweet. This mix includes red mustard, green mustard, Chinese cabbage, bok choi and tatsoi. Sow from early August until late April.
Aromatic edible chrysanthemum greens. Cut when 10-15cm tall for a flavousome addition to salads, pickles and sushi. Can be stir fried too. Sow seeds 1/2cm deep in 12cm wide bands about 80 seeds per 30cm. we are offering a fine leaf strain. Plant from August until April.
Makes a compact rosette of dark green smooth leaves for salads and stir fries. 21 days baby leaf 45 days full size. Slow to bolt if planted from late spring until mid-autumn. Sow seed 1cm apart for baby leaf and thin to 15-20cm apart for full size.
21 days baby 45 days full size. A popular Japanese mini Chinese cabbage which can be harvested as a baby leaf or mini cabbage. Curly and ruffled light green leaves are excellent for salad as well as stir-fry. A good cut and come again vegetable. Sow all year round.
21 days baby 40 days full size. A light green very frilled and ruffled leaf which makes a spicy sweet tasting salad green. Best harvested as a baby leaf for salads and as a full size for pickling or stir-fry. Sow from August until April.
‘Gold Fields’ is a selection of Genovese basil, the one used for pesto, that is more tolerant of cold weather than traditional varieties. A strong plant with dark green leaves it has all the flavour of older types but can be sown a month or two earlier.
Smaller growing and earlier cropping than ‘Aquadulce’. Our strain is rigorously reselected to give long pods often holding 5 beans per pod. Although dwarfer growing than ‘Aquadulce’ this variety will still need staking.
Dark glossy green pods some 14-15cm long are produced over a long period. Rex handles hot and wet conditions very well compared to its competitors. Good disease package including resistance to summer death. This bean has a great flavour.
A round dark green bush bean with terrific flavour. It is a heavy cropper and has good disease resistance. Its heavy frame keeps the beans straight and clean as they are held well off the soil. It takes about 50 days to harvest from seed planting.