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.
'Jap' type pumpkins have delicious flavour and good keeping qualities. Coventry is later ripening by 7 to 10 days than the discontinued 'Ken's Special' so should be started earlier in cool regions, but offers better yields. This variety has a vigorous vine and large fruit. Read more about Pumpkin, Jap 'Coventry' F1 (Cucurbita maxima)
Outstanding brand new hybrid form of an old-fashioned favourite
‘Vegesgetti’ is an outstanding brand new hybrid yellow fruited spaghetti squash with yellow fruit with traditional interior of richly flavoured spaghetti squash noodles. The plant is a semi-bush style so quite suited to smaller spaces.
Indigo is a sure hearting radicchio. Suitable for year round growing it crops reliably even during the hottest periods of the year. 10 to 12cm diameter heads are a rich burgundy colour and have a terrific flavour.
Extra early radicchio with smaller-sized heads making them useful for smaller households. Uniform size and maturity across the planting. Earliest heading variety in trials in the United States. Sow seeds from August until March.
My favourite roquette, spicy but not too hot. Leaves are wide and not deeply lobed. It stands hot summer temperatures well. It can be grown the year round. The best I’ve grown for colour, shape, texture and taste. You can get two cuts from each crop. Read more about Rocket, ‘Sparkle’ (Eruca sativa)
This US import has dark green, glossy savoy leaves with stems of many colours including gold, pink, orange, purple, red and white and with bright and pastel variations. It is milder in flavour than normal silver beet.
Silverado is a new, improved variety of silver beet with glossy dark green leaves, more savoyed than Fordhook Giant. It also has a narrower stem. It’s very quick to grow and can be harvested the year round.