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.
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. Read more about Broccoli 'De Cicco' (Organic)
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. Read more about Broccoli Rapini 'Spring Raab'
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.
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. Read more about Cabbage Early Mini ‘Farao’ F1 (Organic)
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. Read more about Cabbage ‘Omero’ F1
Close planting produces small 1kg cabbages wider spacing will produce 4kg cabbages. Good red colouring throughout, small core, slow to bolt. 10-11 weeks from planting out seedlings. Best for summer and autumn crops, Sow from late winter until early January.
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. Read more about Cabbage ‘Tiara’ F1
Great Flavoured Early Cabbage This is a good choice for those who live in very hot areas as it will flourish in the hottest conditions. The flavoursome 2 kg densely packed round heads are slow to bolt. Sow from early August until late October. Read more about Cabbage, 'Primo Vantage' F1
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. Read more about Cabbage, Red Savoy ‘Deadon’ F1
One of the quickest carrots to produce 36 days for baby and 54 days for full size. The slender roots have a very good sweet flavour and a crisp texture. Performs well under a range of conditions even during hot weather.
Twice winner of the “Best tasting carrot” at the yearly field day of the British Carrot Grower Association, this hybrid carrot ‘Romance’ is a good doer even in hot weather. Sow seed from August until late February for harvesting much of the year. Read more about Carrot 'Romance' F1
‘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. Read more about Cauliflower 'Vitaverde F1'
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. Read more about Cauliflower, Romanesco 'Puntoverde' F1