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.
'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 a 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.
‘Primex’ is very quick to crop, holds well in the garden and keeps its round shape even during the hottest of summers. Skin is smooth and dark red and the flesh is white and crisp. Read more about Radish ‘Primex’ F1
Makes 10-12cm long red roots with a crisp white flesh. The flavour is both hot and sweet. A favourite of northern Chinese cuisine and can be roasted with soya sauce and sesame seed. Slow to bolt they can be sown year round.