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1500 YEAR OLD CAVE BEAN

1500 YEAR OLD CAVE BEAN

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom reputed to have originally been found in a cave in New Mexico in a clay pot sealed with pitch. The bean was then carbo

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ALBINO

ALBINO

(Beta vulgaris) Originating in Holland. Pure white, round root with tender, mild flavour. Slightly sweeter than red varieties. Green leaves also u

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AQUA DULCE

AQUA DULCE

(Vicia faba) Heirloom dating back to 1844 & also known as 'Leviathan Long Pod'. Long pods to 25-40cm & up to 5cm wide with nutty flavour. Short pla

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ARGENTEUIL

ARGENTEUIL

(Asparagus officinalis) French heirloom. Large, purple-tipped, creamy white, very thick (up to 2cm across) spears with mild, sweet flavour. Appear

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BEETROOT - HEIRLOOM MIX

BEETROOT - HEIRLOOM MIX

(Beta vulgaris) Mix of heirloom beets of various colours & shapes including Bulls Blood, Burpee's Golden Globe, Chioggia, Crosby's Egyptian Flat, Cyl

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BLACK PEANUT

BLACK PEANUT

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Rare variety. Long, pale green, slender beans with black seeds. Used chopped in salads or cooked. High yields. 25 seeds

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BLACK SOYBEAN

BLACK SOYBEAN

***NOT TO WA*** (Glycine max) Rare & unusual black coated soybean with white centre. Richer and sweeter flavor compared to the traditional green/ta

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BLACK VALENTINE

BLACK VALENTINE

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom first introduced in 1897 by Peter Henderson & Co. Long, slender, slightly curved green beans 12-15cm long with shiny,

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BLUE LAKE

BLUE LAKE

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom dating back to 1885, developed in the Blue Lake area around Urich, California. Straight, stringless, bright dark-green

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BLUE SPECKLED TEPARY

BLUE SPECKLED TEPARY

(Phaseolus acutifolius) Ancient heirloom. Small pods producing tan and blue-grey spotted beans which resemble a small pebble. Unique, mild flavor c

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BROCCOLI RAAB - Spring Rapinni

BROCCOLI RAAB - Spring Rapinni

(Brassica rapa) A descendent of a wild herb & a relative to the turnip with flowering heads similar in shape to classic broccoli. Commonly used in S

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BULLS BLOOD

BULLS BLOOD

(Beta vulgaris) American heirloom dating back to 1900's & originally grown for its attractive leaves. Attractive, deep-red foliage displaying a dark

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BURDOCK - TAKINOGAWA LONG

BURDOCK - TAKINOGAWA LONG

(Arctium lappa) Heirloom. Biennial. Edible roots 30-60cm long; stalks also eaten. Delicious flavour. Use like carrots; fresh in salads, stir-fry,

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BURPEE'S GOLDEN GLOBE

BURPEE'S GOLDEN GLOBE

(Beta vulgaris var. crassa) Heirloom first introduced by W. Atlee Burpee Company in 1828. Dark, golden coloured roots with deep yellow, tender & mil

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CALABRIAN EXPRESS

CALABRIAN EXPRESS

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Old Italian heirloom first discovered in Calabria, Italy. Attractive bean best left to mature for use as a dried bean. Ideal f

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CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS

CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom originating from the Cherokee as they marched from the Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma by the Federal Government in 1839 ov

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CHEROKEE WAX

CHEROKEE WAX

(Phaseolus nanus) Butter Bean. Vigorous, heavy producer, bright yellow, straight, flat pods to 18cm, black seed when mature. Stringless at all stag

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CHIOGGIA

CHIOGGIA

(Beta vulgaris) Heirloom, first introduced in the mid 1840's and originating from Italy. Nicknamed the 'Candycane Beet'. Slightly flattened root wi

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COLES DWARF

COLES DWARF

(Vicia faba) Compact bush to 1m tall. Heavy producer with pods to 20cm. 80-90 days. 55 seeds

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CRIMSON FLOWERED

CRIMSON FLOWERED

(Vicia faba) Rare, heirloom variety dating back to 1778. Highly attractive, crimson coloured flowers producing green, medium sized, flat pods. Flowe

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CROSBY'S EGYPTIAN FLAT

CROSBY'S EGYPTIAN FLAT

(Beta vulgaris)Heirloom dating back prior to 1885 and named after Josiah Crosby, a Boston market gardener. Purplish red, flattened root which forms l

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CYLINDRA

CYLINDRA

(Beta vulgaris) Heirloom, originally from Denmark dating back prior to 1880. Long cylindrical root 15-25cm, uniform dark red, excellent for slicing.

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DETROIT DARK RED

DETROIT DARK RED

(Beta vulgaris) Heirloom first introduced by D M Ferry & Co in 1892, Canada. Globe shape, dark-red roots to 80mm with excellent flavour. Prolific.

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DI CICCO

DI CICCO

(Brassica oleracea) Italian heirloom dating back prior to 1890. Tight, compact, bluish-green heads, producing many side shoots. Stores well. Produ

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DRAGONS TONGUE (Bean)

DRAGONS TONGUE (Bean)

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Dutch heirloom. Long, slender bean to 18cm with rich, heavy purple fleck produced on compact bush to 70cm high. Excellent flav

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EARLY BLOOD TURNIP

EARLY BLOOD TURNIP

(Beta vulgaris) One of the oldest surviving varieties from 18th century England. When cooked, the root gives off a thick, red juice which is similar

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EARLY WONDER

EARLY WONDER

(Beta vulgaris) Heirloom & a descendant of the 19th century 'Early Blood Turnip'. Flattened red globe bulbs, with light zones. Bright green tops.

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EGYPTIAN

EGYPTIAN

(Vicia faba) Small seeded beans produced on plant with short stems. Ideal for windy areas. Beans able to be eaten freshly podded or left to mature

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FLAGRANO

FLAGRANO

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Popularly known as 'The Caviar of Beans'. French heirloom originating in the 1800's & considered a delicacy in Europe. Small,

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FODDER BEET - MAMMOTH MIX

FODDER BEET - MAMMOTH MIX

(Beta vulgaris) Also known as 'Mangel' & traditionally widely used across Europe as cattle feed as early as 1500's. Includes Red Mammoth, Giant Whit

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GOLDEN DETROIT

GOLDEN DETROIT

(Beta vulgaris) Large, golden orange, rounded roots with similar flavour & texture as red beetroot but do not bleed when cut. Sweet when harvested a

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GREEN GLOBE

GREEN GLOBE

(Cynara scolymus) Heirloom dating back to 1859. Perennial. Silver-green plant, 90-180cm tall. Produces edible flower buds (artichokes) in 1.5 year

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GREEN SPROUTING CALABRESE

GREEN SPROUTING CALABRESE

(Brassica oleracea) Heirloom first introduced to America by Italian immigrants prior to 1880. Compact, dark-green head up to 20cm across. Bush cont

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IDELIGHT

IDELIGHT

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Also known as 'Gourmet Delight'. Green, round, stringless bean to 15cm in length. Produces over a long period. Disease resist

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KENTUCKY WONDER

KENTUCKY WONDER

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom dating back to 1864; originally known as 'Old Homestead' but later renamed 'Kentucky Wonder' due to its size which was

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LAZY WIFE

LAZY WIFE

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom dating back to 1810 in Germany. Green, round, pods to 20cm long, with little string even when mature. Tall growing bu

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LONG ISLAND IMPROVED

LONG ISLAND IMPROVED

(Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera) Heirloom dating back to 1890 & the main commercial sprout until the introduction of hybrid varieties. Produces 50

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LOWRY'S NATURAL SALT

LOWRY'S NATURAL SALT

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom. Long, fleshy, slighly flattened, light green pods with faint purple streak. 35 seeds

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MANGEL WURZEL

MANGEL WURZEL

(Beta vulgaris) European heirloom dating back to 1767. Also known as 'Mangold' or 'Mangel Beet'. Large, oval root up to 24kg with orange-yellow ski

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MARY WASHINGTON

MARY WASHINGTON

(Asparagus officinalis) Heirloom. Perennial. Long, straight spears with tight tips. Popular variety. Harvest in approx. 2-3 years. Continuous pi

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PRIZEWINNER

PRIZEWINNER

(Phaseolus coccineus) Heirloom. Long, flat, green, straight, tender pods 20-30cm staying succulent on the vine until harvest. Green beans harvested

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PROVIDER

PROVIDER

(Phaseolus nanus) Originally introduced in 1965 by Dr. Hoffman of South Carolina. Compact bush producing abundant, stringless green beans 12-15cm le

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PURPLE DE JESI

PURPLE DE JESI

(Cynara scolymus) Heirloom. Perennial. Similar to Green Globe with purplish-green heads. 30 seeds

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PURPLE KING

PURPLE KING

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom, also known as 'Blue Coco'. Straight, flat, bright purple bean to 18cm, heavy bearing, producing over many weeks; chan

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PURPLE SPROUTING EARLY

PURPLE SPROUTING EARLY

(Brassica oleracea var. italica) English heirloom dating back to mid 1777. Grown for the harvest of its tasty, purple side shoots which turn green u

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RATTLESNAKE

RATTLESNAKE

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom also known as 'Preacher Bean'. Plant to 3m tall with attractive purple flowers producing long, thin green pods with pu

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RED KIDNEY

RED KIDNEY

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Dwarf variety. Large kidney shaped, deep red beans so named for their visual resemblance in shape and color to a kidney. Used

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RED RIBS (Brussel Sprouts)

RED RIBS (Brussel Sprouts)

(Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera) Heirloom. Small, round, compact, red heads with mild, nutty flavour. Loses some colour with cooking. 80-110 da

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REX

REX

(Vicia faba) Rare heirloom from a grower who provided us with seed from his ‘Uncle Rex’ who had diligently saved this seed year after year. Very old

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ROCQUENCOURT

ROCQUENCOURT

(Phaseolus vulgaris) French heirloom named after the farming village of Rocquencourt near Versailles. Yellow bean with buttery flavour remaining cri

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ROMANESCO

ROMANESCO

(Brassica oleracea var. italica) Italian heirloom. Medium sized, light green head, with spiraling pattern. Attractive variety with excellent taste &

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ROYAL BURGUNDY

ROYAL BURGUNDY

(Phaseolus nanus) Purple, round, stringless pods with white seeds, 12-15cm in length with firm texture and excellent flavour. Resistant to common be

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SCARLET EMPEROR

SCARLET EMPEROR

(Phaseolus coccineus) Perennial - Scarlet Runner type also known as 'Seven Year Bean'. Vigorous vine with scarlet coloured flowers; produces numerou

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SNAKE - RED DRAGON

SNAKE - RED DRAGON

(Vigna sesquipedalis) Long, thin, green bean with red seeds. Flavour similar to asparagus. Grown out from seed obtained from a Vietnamese market ga

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SNAKE - RED YARD LONG

SNAKE - RED YARD LONG

(Vigna sesquipedalis) Bright red, long, thin bean with green centre & nutty flavour when picked young. Easy to harvest & process due to colour & len

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SPECKLED CRANBERRY

SPECKLED CRANBERRY

(Phaseolus vulgaris) American heirloom dating back to 1796. Highly attractive, long, wide, green, specked pods containing pink speckled seeds. Harv

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SPIGARIELLO LISCIA

SPIGARIELLO LISCIA

(Brassica oleracea) Italian heirloom most popular in Southern Italy. Flat, blue - green leafy vegetable with flavour similar to broccoli / kale. Ha

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SUGARBEET

SUGARBEET

(Beta vulgaris) Heirloom; also known as 'Sugar Mangel'. Biennial. Root grown for its sugar content (18-20%). Used for extracting sugar, sweetening p

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SUNSET

SUNSET

(Phaseolus coccineus) Perennial - Runner type also known as 'Seven Year Bean'. Vigorous vine with salmon coloured flowers; produces numerous large,

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TURKISH DELIGHT

TURKISH DELIGHT

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Handed to us by a Turkish man at the Canberra Tip Shop & saved by his family for generations. Large green, stringless, flat pod

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VERMONT CRANBERRY

VERMONT CRANBERRY

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom from New England dating back prior to 1800's. Long, green, speckled pods to 15cm. When left to mature, contains oval,

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WALTHAM 29

WALTHAM 29

(Brassica oleracea var. italica) Calabrese type with medium to large heads 15cm across on compact plant, ideal for smaller gardens. Excellent flavou

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WHITE DUTCH RUNNER

WHITE DUTCH RUNNER

(Phaseolus coccineus) Heirloom from the Netherlands dating back to 1700's from John Withee's famous bean collection via Old Sturbridge Village. Also

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WHITE SPROUTING

WHITE SPROUTING

(Brassica oleracea var. italica) Heirloom. Creamy, white, tender flower heads with mild flavour. Prolific. Eat white flower head and surrounding l

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WINDSOR LONG POD

WINDSOR LONG POD

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Prolific cropping; flat pods 18-20cm. Popular garden variety. Stringless when picked early.

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WINGED BEAN

WINGED BEAN

(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) Tropical vine. Green, winged pods. Pods, flowers, leaves, stems, dried & roots used in stir-fry, salads etc. Seeds m

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YAM BEAN - JICAMA

YAM BEAN - JICAMA

(Pachyrhizus erosus) Heirloom from Mexico & Central America. Topical legume vine cultivated for its large, fleshy tuberous roots. Note: Flowers &

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