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'
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.
Hestia has very firm smooth sprouts for an early variety. The sprouts are small to medium and hold well in the garden. Harvest from early to late autumn. It’s important to sow seed in November and plant out in January.
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.
A superb cabbage for coleslaw or stir fry with tender, very thin, sweet crisp leaves perfect for coleslaw or stir-fries. Slow to bolt it is good for year round harvesting. Sow seeds from August until March.
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
The best new proven performer blocky, sweet capsicum which ripens well in cooler districts. It has good disease resistance and good leaf cover to protect the fruit from scalding in the heat of summer. Read more about Capsicum ‘Harley’ 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.
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. Sow seed from early December until early February. Read more about Cauliflower 'Veronica 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