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.
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. Read more about Beetroot ‘Zeppo’ F1 (Beta vulgaris)
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) (Brassica oleracea)
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.
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.
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.
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 (Brassica oleracea)
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. Read more about Cabbage, Savoy ‘Alcosa’ F1
‘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.