Salanova lettuce are a terrific innovation in lettuce breeding. Salanova® varieties grow like a head lettuce but have a lot more leaves which are evenly proportioned and baby sized. The seed is pelleted and primed for ease of planting and quick germination. Read more about Lettuce, Salanova® Red Crisp (Lactuca sativa)
Salanova lettuce are a terrific innovation in lettuce breeding. Salanova® varieties grow like a head lettuce but have a lot more leaves which are evenly proportioned and baby sized. The seed is pelleted and primed for ease of planting and quick germination. Read more about Lettuce, Salanova® Red Oakleaf (Lactuca sativa)
‘Sweet Delight is a delicious honeydew melon with juicy, full flavoured flesh if picked ripe. As it is quick to ripen it can be grown in cooler areas of Australia where the later ripening heirloom strains are problematic.
A terrific new Piel de Sapo melon with good internal qualities, juicy and sweet. The flavour is delicious. A great favourite of Europeans from Barcelona to Birmingham. ‘Ricura’ has a good disease resistance package.
A quick growing, slow bolting salad green with a mild mustard flavour. It can be picked in as little as three weeks from sowing. It adds a piquancy to a mixed salad bowl but I enjoy it on its own with an olive oil and balsamic dressing.
This is the best open pollinated long keeping onion for southern Australia. I grow it every year and it keeps the family in onions from January until October. Plant seed in drills during August or early September. Thin to 5 or 6cm apart using the thinning as scallions. Read more about Onion ‘Pukekohe Long Keeper’ (Allium cepa)
Australia’s longest storing onion. This improved Pukekohe Longkeeper type has a high number of attractive dark golden skins next to no thick necks. If stored properly it will keep well into spring from a January harvest. Read more about Onion ‘Tilbury’ F1 (Allium cepa)
This classical Italian onion with its torpedo shaped bulbs has a sweet mild flavour. It’s wonderful baked whole with a roast. It doesn’t store well so should be eaten straight after harvest which is usually from mid-summer until early autumn. Read more about Onion, 'Red Long of Tropea'
‘Rio Red Rocks’ has been the best red onion in our trials over the last two or three years. It’s very productive, with a firm skin and good colour both exterior and interior. Sow from the end of July until early September.
Cabernet produces medium to large globe shaped onions with a deep red colour both externally and internally. Narrow necked with mostly single centres Cabernet has good storage potential of 4 to 6 months. Best grown in southern Australia. Read more about Onion, Red ‘Cabernet’ F1
Widely adapted onion which can be grown the length and breadth of Australia. Produces large white white skinned onions with a mild flavour and thick rings. Sow early spring in southern Australia and autumn in the north.
A new improved variety boasting a high yield from a uniform plant with sturdy stems.I plant seed on bottom heat early in the spring and outside in the garden after mid-November. Parsley will sometime bolt if seed is planted in soil which is too cold.
A real giant but with wonderful Italian parsley flavour has an amazing size and productivity. Sow seed on bottom heat during early spring and in situ during late spring, summer and early autumn. Parsley can bolt if seed is planted in soil which is too cold.