Radicchio ‘Bel Fiore’ Variegato di Lusia type for year round harvest ‘Bel Fiore’ (Beautiful Flower) is one of the most attractive salad vegetable. It has a cream interior spotted with red and a good nutty mildly bitter flavour. Can be braised too.
Fiero is the variety sold in better class green grocers as red witlof. It is much easier to grow than white witlof and can be planted from late winter until early autumn for cropping just about all the year round. Beautiful deep maroon white veined heads.
Makes 10-12cm long red roots with a crisp white flesh. The flavour is both hot and sweet. A favourite of northern Chinese cuisine and can be roasted with soya sauce and sesame seed. Slow to bolt they can be sown year round.
This half-long 12-15cm roots is the most commonly grown variety in Korea. It’s a good choice for gardens with thinner soils. Excellent flavour and can be used fresh in salads, in pickles and in miso soup. Sow seed in rows 5cm apart, thin to 10-15cm.
Traditional Japanese daikon for planting late summer and autumn. Roots grow 35-40cm long. Used for pickling, salads and soups. Can be stored. Sow seed in rows 5cm apart, thin to 10-15cm. Needs a well prepared deep bed.
Dark green rocket with a deeply incised, smooth dark green leaf giving the appearance of wild rocket. Excellent winter vigour and a mild flavour it can be sown the year round. 35 days to harvest from sowing.
‘Dragons Tongue’ is a stunning new variety of wild rocket which has intense purple red veining on the leaf. This red veining makes for a visually appealing salad. ‘Dragon’s Tongue’ also has great flavour.
Australia's favourite rocket and a much improved variety on previous selections. It is also slow to bolt. The dark green leaves have good texture and excellent flavour. Plant from early spring until mid-autumn for year round cropping.
My favourite roquette, it’s spicy but not too hot. Its leaves are wide and not deeply lobed. It stands hot summer temperatures well. I can pick it nearly the year round if I plant it anew every six weeks or so.