21 days baby 40 days full size. A light green very frilled and ruffled leaf which makes a spicy sweet tasting salad green. Best harvested as a baby leaf for salads and as a full size for pickling or stir-fry. Sow from August until April.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.