Clemson Spineless is the best open pollinated strain of Okra producing a heavy crop of five pointed pale green fruit for many months during the warmer months. The attractive flower can be stuffed like zucchini flowers.
Delicious 'cipollini' onion suited to fresh use in salads, pickled, baked or roasted. ‘Bianca di Maggio’ doesn’t store well and should be used soon after harvest. Sow from March until June for a spring harvest.
This is the best open pollinated long keeping onion for southern Australia. I grow it every year and it keeps the family in onions from January until October. Plant seed in drills during August or early September. Thin to 5 or 6cm apart using the thinning as scallions.
Purplette is a glossy rich burgundy which changes to rich pastel pink when cooked or pickled. Quick to mature, taking 60 days, only it can be dug at golf ball size or smaller and holds well in the garden. Sow August or early September.
‘Red Light’ is a new variety of onion from Holland and is the best keeping of all the red onions we’ve grown, still in excellent condition in July from a January harvest. It also has good interior red colour and gentle red onion flavour.
Cabernet produces medium to large globe shaped onions with a deep red colour both externally and internally. Narrow necked with mostly single centres Cabernet has good storage potential of 4 to 6 months. Best grown in southern Australia.
Widely adapted onion which can be grown the length and breadth of Australia. Produces large white white skinned onions with a mild flavour and thick rings. Sow early spring in southern Australia and autumn in the north.
Classic French frisée Endive with deeply cut, frilly pale green leaves and tender blanched hearts with a wonderful delicate flavour. Sow seeds August and September and then again in February and March as it is best to miss the hottest months.