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.
Early maturing cold tolerant with upright leaves on a non-flowering choy sum with glossy mid green leaves and pale green stems. High yielding and very hardy, KARATE is suited for bunching and grows well under cool conditions as well as warm.
TABOO is a lighter green-stemmed, non-flowering, upright choy sum. The generous leaves are an attractive glossy dark green and rounded. TABOO is very uniform in growth making it attractive to commercial growers while also tolerating cold conditions very well.
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.
Bred in California for growing in hot climates ‘UC157’ is best both for commercial plantings and home gardeners. Or direct sow seeds 1cm deep and 2cm apart in a drill after the danger of frost is over. Transplant the following winter into permanent beds.
An uncommon perennial herb/vegetable which will give salads a tangy lemon flavour. It can be cooked like spinach, made into a creamy fish sauce or a sorrel soup. Use young leaves only. Direct sow 1/2cm deep 12 seeds per 30cm and thin to 30cm apart using thinning as baby leaf. Read more about Baby Leaf, Sorrel, French Red Veined (Rumex scutatus)
‘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. Read more about Basil 'Goldfields Early Wonder'
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.
Good looking, great flavour, excellent disease resistance and vigour. Beans are held well off the ground. Massive concentrated crop. Sow from September in warm districts, October in cold districts. Can be sown up until the end of January.
A brand new improved replacement for Rex with the long picking period from dark glossy green pods. Jackson handles hot and wet conditions better than its competitors. Improved disease package including resistance to summer death. Jackson has a superb 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. Read more about Bean, Bush ‘Simba’ (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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.