A beautiful looking and productive tiger striped variety weighing 2-3 kg with sweet, firm, crisp, red flesh. Flavour is out of this world, much better than the seedless types. ‘Tigrinho’ will ripen in cooler as well as warmer areas of Australia.
The deep red leaves, which have a very mild mustard flavour, will add a striking colour for salad mixes. Can be used as a baby leaf or allowed to grow to full size. Sow from early August until late April. 21 days baby 40 days full size
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.
'Viking' is a wonderful new variety of parsnip which is a vigorous grower and will produce smooth, white skinned, 27cm long, wedge-shaped roots. The roots keep a good thickness down to the base making them ideal for roasting. Read more about Parsnip ‘Viking' F1 (Pastinaca sativa)
Climbing Pea ‘Alderman’ Tall climbing pea Alderman’ is an old climbing variety sometimes known as ‘Telephone Pea’. It needs wire or trellis and will grow 2 metres tall and produce good quantities of 12cm long pods of tasty sweet peas. Read more about Pea, Climbing ‘Alderman’ (Pisum sativum)
Melbourne Market is one of the best flavoured shelling pea and is widely planted by both professional farmers and home garden gardeners. Plants are dwarf, growing to 50cm only, and productive producing pods that contain 8 peas. Not for Tasmania.
An old variety, very popular in Europe and the USA ‘Onward is only just starting to make its mark in Australia. Sweet and flavoursome it is a prolific producer of large pods. Not powdery mildew resistant so best grown in the cooler months. Read more about Pea, Shelling ‘Onward’ (Pisum sativum)
Willow is a fabulous new variety of shelling pea. It produces a large number of attractive, long, dark green pods. Willow is resistant to powdery mildew so a late planting is worth a try. Plant seeds 2cm deep in a 10cm wide band approximately 20 seeds per 30cm. Read more about Pea, Shelling ‘Willow’ (Pisum sativum)
An exciting new variety of snow pea with excellent disease resistance producing dark green, flat pods under a variety of weather conditions. An October or November planting would be worth a try as Green Devil is powdery mildew resistant.
‘Oregon Giant’ is the most popular commercial snow pea grown in Australia. Grows 100-120cm tall and is a heavy cropper of large sweet snow pea pods. It is resistant to powdery mildew so can be sown from mid winter to November.