Kentucky Blue is a professional standard bean which freely produces 20cm long, round, stringless beans which have a fantastic flavour. If allowed to get over mature they will have a slight string. It has an outstanding yield.
‘Lawrence’ is a new refined, glossy dark green round bean with an excellent flavour. The plant is upright and strong which keeps the beans off the ground and clean. ‘Lawrence’ is resistant to summer death.
Scarlet Emperor is a superb improved selection of Scarlet Runner producing long and very flavoursome pods from red flowers. Plant 5 beans to a 4 pole tepee or 12 cm apart on a trellis. It produces best in southern Australia.
An industry leader Zeppo is beautfully bred for smooth skin, round and clean shape and a very fine taproot. Zeppo also is easier to thin as each capsule contains less embryos so the seedlings are less congested. Excellent as a very sweet baby beet.
A tough adaptable variety which performs well in difficult conditions. Sow seed from early August until late March. It will head up 60 days from transplant. It will give some side shoots after main head is harvested.
Traditional Italian multi cut variety for sowing in early August and early September for a spring and early summer crop of delicious small heads. Produces a lot of side shoots once the main head is cut. Sow again in late February for a late autumn early winter crop.
Southern Italian Leaf Broccoli The leaves are picked for the table not the small flower heads which should be removed as they appear. To many people this has a better flavour than kale. Cook it as you would kale or spinach. It can be used as a baby leaf too.
Sold as rapini or broccoletti in greengrocers. ‘Spring Raab’ makes dozens of small heads as long as it is picked every couple of days or so. Tasting a bit sharper than the usual broccoli it is an important part of southern Italy’s cuisine.
Happy Rich is a productive hybrid between Chinese broccoli and Calabrese broccoli with a very sweet and delicious flavour. It can be planted the year round and each planting will give a good 2 to 3 months of mini broccoli heads.
For late winter and spring planting for harvesting spring, summer, and autumn. It produces large heads here which were followed by lots of side shoots. I picked heads from one planting over a period of ten weeks.
Excellent baby broccoli for year round cropping. Centre head must be cut as soon as it appears otherwise production of side shoots is inhibited. Sow from early August until April. Harvest begins 58 days from transplant.
Belstar is a terrific new variety of Broccoli for planting in late winter, spring, summer and autumn for a crop of delicious broccoli just about the whole year round. Belstar has a beautiful blue-green head, plenty of side shoots and terrific flavour.
Hestia has very firm smooth sprouts for an early variety. The sprouts are small to medium and hold well in the garden. Harvest from early to late autumn. It’s important to sow seed in November and plant out in January.