The best Brussels Sprouts strain I’ve ever grown and I’ve tried twenty or so. Diablo produces crops over a long period from late autumn through most of the winter if seeds are planted no later than November.
This tall reliable midseason variety is ready to harvest from late autumn into mid-winter and has medium to large firm smooth sprouts which hold well in the garden. It’s important to sow seed in November and plant out in January.
A handsome looking cabbage with deep blue-green leaves and dense tender yellow interior leaves. Great flavour suited to cooking. Sow seed from August until December for a long harvest season. 75 days from transplant.
A superb cabbage for coleslaw or stir fry with tender, very thin, sweet crisp leaves perfect for coleslaw or stir-fries. Slow to bolt it is good for year round harvesting. Sow seeds from August until March.
Farao is a delicious spring cabbage quickly making 1kg heads from a late winter planting. It takes summer heat very well too so a late spring planting is worthwhile. It holds well in the garden without splitting. It’s been said that this is the best tasting cabbage of all.
Omera produces 1.5kg heads of densely packed vibrant purple-red leaves which have a mild sweet peppery flavour. Omero is slow to bolt. Sow from early spring until late summer for cropping from early summer until winter.
Produces 1.5 kg round densely packed heads with a sweet flavour which is better than Gonzales which it replaces. Slow to bolt Tiara is excellent both cooked and used fresh in salads. Sow from July until February for cropping most of the year.
A good new winter red savoy cabbage which resists splitting for a good length of time. Plant seed from mid-summer until mid-autumn for harvesting from early to late winter. This cabbage has a good sweet flavour which improves with cold weather.
A terrific savoy cabbage which can be planted from early spring until late autumn. Size will depend on how closely seedlings are planted. I plant this variety closely 25cm by 25cm to give a cabbage which will feed half a dozen people.
Anko is a new blocky, sweet capsicum which ripens well in cooler districts. It has good disease resistance and good leaf cover similar to Synergy to protect the fruit from scalding in the heat of summer.
‘Hustler’ is a very productive variety of yellow with straight fruit averaging 20cm in length. The fruit has thick walls and delicious sweet capsicum flavour. Good disease resistance makes this one of the best of its type.
Colourful florets can be served raw with a dip or cooked. True cauliflower heads are produced on strong large plants. Best sown from December to end of February for harvesting during autumn and early winter.
Romanesco cauliflowers have light green, amazingly beautiful, intricately spiralled heads. The flavour is more delicate and nutty than white cauliflowers. Romanesco can only be grown to be harvested in autumn and winter. Sow seed from early December until early February.
‘Vitaverde’ is a strong grower suited to near year round production as it is both heat and cold tolerant. Sow seed from August until late February. Makes large heads on a healthy large frame with an attractive, green curd.