VEGETABLES


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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ALDERMAN

ALDERMAN

(Pisum sativum) Heirloom dating back to 1891. Also known as "Telephone'. Climbing type to 2m. Highly productive producing abundant, dark-green, ve

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AMARANTH - MEKONG RED

AMARANTH - MEKONG RED

(Amaranthus gangeticus) Heirloom. Broad, vivid red, dented leaves. Used to add intense colour to salads, or used like spinach, in soups, or as stir-

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AMERICAN CURLED

AMERICAN CURLED

(Spinacia oleracea) Heirloom. Heavily crinkled, dark green leaves. Slow to bolt; tolerates dry, hot weather. Hardy. Attractive variety. 40-60 da

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AMERICAN FLAG

AMERICAN FLAG

(Allium ampeloprasum) Heirloom originating from America. Long thin stems with dark green leaves. Winter hardy. Resistant to disease. Used in sala

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AMERICAN PURPLE TOP

AMERICAN PURPLE TOP

(Brassica napus) Introduced around 1915. Round, globed root to 15cm across with light yellow skin, purple top & fine-grained yellow flesh. Used cooke

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AMERICAN WONDER

AMERICAN WONDER

***NOT TO TAS*** (Pisum sativum) English heirloom dating back to 1876; also known as 'Little Marvel', or 'Early Dwarf'. One of the earliest maturi

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AMISH

AMISH

(Cucumis melo) Heirloom from the Amish community. Oval fruit 20cm across with sweet, orange flesh & thick rind. Tolerates wide range of conditions.

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AMISH DEER TONGUE

AMISH DEER TONGUE

(Lactuca sativa) Amish heirloom dating back to 1740. Thick, compact plant with sharp, triangular green leaves with straight edges & thin mid-rib. T

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AMISH PASTE

AMISH PASTE

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Amish heirloom from Wisconsin; originally from Lancaster & dating back to 1880. Acorn shaped, deep red fruit 4-6cm wide & up

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AMSTERDAM FORCING

AMSTERDAM FORCING

(Daucas carota) Heirloom. Orange, blunt-ended, cylindrical roots 13-15cm in length. Resistant to splitting & cracking. 70-80 days. 1100 seeds

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ANNA SWARTZ HUBBARD

ANNA SWARTZ HUBBARD

(Cucurbita maxima) Family heirloom handed to Anna Swartz in the 1950's. Small to medium, dark blue-green, mottled skinned fruit to 2-4kg, with very

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APPLE-O-DAY

APPLE-O-DAY

(Cucumis sativuis) Round to oval, pale green, apple type fruit. Best harvested when young for most tender fruit & fresh eating, otherwise larger fru

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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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ARGENTATA

ARGENTATA

(Beta vulgaris) Old Italian heirloom; also known as 'Italian Silver Rib'. Excellent flavour. Attractive, vigorous plant with wide, white stems & cr

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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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ARKANSAS TRAVELLER

ARKANSAS TRAVELLER

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom developed at the University of Arkansas prior to 1900. Rose coloured, smooth skinned fruit with juicy, mild flavou

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ARMENIAN

ARMENIAN

(Cucumis melo) Heirloom. Also known as 'Yard Long Cucumber'. Light-green, ribbed, cylindrical fruit 20-60cm. Thin, soft skin, so no need for peeli

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AUNT MOLLY'S FAVOURITE (Popcorn)

AUNT MOLLY'S FAVOURITE (Popcorn)

***NOT TO WA, NT*** (Zea mays) Golden yellow, rounded kernels produced on large bush with numerous small to medium sized cobs. Pops to a brilliant

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AUNT RUBY'S GERMAN GREEN

AUNT RUBY'S GERMAN GREEN

(Lycopersicon esculentum) German heirloom originating with Ruby Arnold of Tennessee. Large, brilliant green, beefsteak type fruit weighing up to 500

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AUSTRALIAN BROWN

AUSTRALIAN BROWN

(Allium cepa) Heirloom first introduced in 1897 by W. Atlee Burpee after obtaining the seed from C.C. Morse & Co. (later Ferry Morse Seed Co.) Mediu

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AUSTRALIAN BUTTER (Bean)

AUSTRALIAN BUTTER (Bean)

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Rare variety. Long, slender, rounded, golden yellow pods with deep purple seeds. Succulent beans with the unusual buttery flav

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AUSTRALIAN BUTTER (Pumpkin)

AUSTRALIAN BUTTER (Pumpkin)

(Cucurbita maxima) Australian heirloom. Large, yellow fruit with thick, dry, orange flesh & small seed cavity. Weighs up to 6kg. Stores well. 90-

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BALINESE

BALINESE

***NOT TO NT*** (Zea mays) Pale golden yellow kernels produced on heavily foliaged plant to 2m tall. 2-3 cobs per plant. Popular variety - easy to

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BANANA (Capsicum)

BANANA (Capsicum)

(Capsicum annum) Heirloom. Tapering, yellow to red fruit, 15cm in length. Sweet flavour with no heat. 100 seeds

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BANANA (Rockmelon)

BANANA (Rockmelon)

(Cucumus melo) Heirloom dating back to 1800's. Vine. Long, tapered, smooth, yellow-skinned melon to 45cm long & 10cm across, with delicious, highly

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BARESE

BARESE

(Beta vulgaris) Dwarf variety of silverbeet with glossy, dark green leaves & thick white stem. Harvest individual leaves for use as 'baby spinach',

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BEAMS YELLOW PEAR

BEAMS YELLOW PEAR

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Bright yellow, , small, pear shaped fruit to 4cm long with meaty, zesty, mild but sweet flavoured flesh. High yie

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BEEFSTEAK

BEEFSTEAK

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Also known as 'Red Ponderosa' or 'Crimson Cushion'. Large, red, flattened, slightly ribbed fruit to 900g with sol

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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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BEIT ALPHA

BEIT ALPHA

(Cucumis sativa) Lebanese type, green cucumber up to 16cm long with excellent, sweet flavour & texture. Commonly harvested when young & small. 60

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BI-COLOUR PEAR

BI-COLOUR PEAR

(Cucurbita pepo) Heirloom. Attractive, small, pear shaped fruit, strikingly green on the bottom & golden yellow on top with smooth skin and extremel

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BIDWELL CASABA

BIDWELL CASABA

(Cucumis melo) Heirloom named after John Bidwell, a well-known Civil War General & US Senator. First introduced in 1869. Extremely large melon up t

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BIRDHOUSE

BIRDHOUSE

(Lagenaria siceraria) Large, pale green, bottle shaped fruits ripening to straw colour. Can be eaten when young like squash, or left to mature & dis

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BITTER MELON (Bitter Long)

BITTER MELON (Bitter Long)

(Momordica charantia) Also known as 'Bitter Melon', 'Karalla' & 'Balsam Pear'. Pale green, heavily warted fruits with tapered ends & crisp, tender t

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BLACK (grown for seed)

BLACK (grown for seed)

(Brassica nigra) Heirloom from the Middle East. Annual. Grown for its seeds which are used to flavour dishes & is also a rich source of oil (approx

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BLACK BEAUTY (Eggplant)

BLACK BEAUTY (Eggplant)

(Solanum melongena) Heirloom dating back to 1875. Large, oval, dark purple fruit on plant 70-80cm high. Produces 8-18 fruit per plant. Excellent f

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BLACK BEAUTY (Zucchini)

BLACK BEAUTY (Zucchini)

(Cucurbita pepo) First introduced to the European market in 1930. Dark green, glossy fruit, 15-20cm in length and up to 5cm diameter. Popular varie

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BLACK CHERRY

BLACK CHERRY

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Rare, dark, mahogany coloured fruit resembling large grapes to 3cm across, produced in trusses on tall, vigorous

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BLACK FUTSU

BLACK FUTSU

(Cucurbita moschata) Rare & unusual Japanese heirloom. Highly attractive, small to medium, flattened round fruit with heavy ribbing. Begins black in

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BLACK KRIM

BLACK KRIM

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Russian heirloom originating from the Island of Krim in the Black Sea. Large, red/purple coloured skin with green shoulders

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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 RUSSIAN

BLACK RUSSIAN

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Russian heirloom. Round, reddish-black coloured with dark purple stripes, medium sized fruit 4-6cm across, with smooth, thi

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BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON

BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON

(Lactuca sativa) Heirloom introduced in 1850 by Peter Henderson & Co. Large, light green, crumpled leaves with sweet flavour. Inner leaves blanch a

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BLACK SOYBEAN

BLACK SOYBEAN

(Glycine max) Rare & unusual black coated soybean with white centre. Richer and sweeter flavor compared to the traditional green/tan seeded soybeans

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BLACK SPANISH

BLACK SPANISH

(Raphanus sativus) Originating from Spain since around 16th century; first introduced to english market prior to 1824. Also known as 'Ramolaccio', o

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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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BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN

BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN

(Citrullus lanatus) Developed by Glenn Drowns owner of the Sand Hill Preservation Centre in Iowa during the 1970's. Dark green - blue melon to 30cm

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BLOOMSDALE LONGSTANDING

BLOOMSDALE LONGSTANDING

(Spinacia oleracea) Heirloom. Heavily crinkled, dark green leaves. Slow to bolt; tolerates dry, hot weather. Hardy. Attractive variety. 40-60 da

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BLUE BANTAM

BLUE BANTAM

***NOT TO TAS*** (Pisum sativum) Dating back to 1907; also known as 'Laxtonian' or 'Hundredfold'. Large, curved pods to 10cm long with pointed ends

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BLUE HUBBARD

BLUE HUBBARD

(Cucurbita maxima) Heirloom. Blue-grey, warted, oval fruit, with thick, bright orange-yellow, fine textured flesh. Stores well. Used in pies, bake

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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 MINI POPCORN

BLUE MINI POPCORN

***NOT TO WA, NT*** (Zea mays) Attractive, small blue cobs to 15cm long produced on small bush to 1m high. Several cobs per plant. Ideal for making

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BLUE PODDED CAPUCYNER

BLUE PODDED CAPUCYNER

***NOT TO TAS*** (Pisum sativum) Heirloom dating back to Holland in 1863 and developed by the Capucan monks; with earlier references dating back to

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BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom from the Blue Ridge Mountain area of North Carolina. Large, pink, beefsteak type to 600g, well known for its exce

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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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BOK CHOY - BABY

BOK CHOY - BABY

(Brassica oleracea var. capitata) Chinese vegetable. Dark green leaves with short, wide stems; mustardy flavour. Smaller, more tender & milder than

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BOSTON MARROW

BOSTON MARROW

(Cucurbita maxima) Native American heirloom first introduced in 1831 with seeds given to J. M. Ives of Salem, Massachusetts. Large, bright reddish o

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BOSTON PICKLING

BOSTON PICKLING

(Cucumis sativus) Old heirloom dating back to 1880. Smooth, medium green, blunt ended fruit with crisp, mild flesh. Ideal for eating fresh or pick

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BOULE D'OR

BOULE D'OR

(Cucumis melo) Rare French heirloom first listed in Vilmorin's book 'The Vegetable Garden' in 1885. Also known as 'Golden Perfection'. Yellow fruit

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BRANDYWINE

BRANDYWINE

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Amish heirloom dating back to 1885; named after Brandywine Creek in Chester County. Large, red-pink fruits to 500g. Old var

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BREAK O DAY

BREAK O DAY

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Smooth, firm, orange-scarlet, globed fruit with meaty flesh, produced on open, medium sized, spreading bush. High yields. C

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BROAD RIPPLE YELLOW CURRANT

BROAD RIPPLE YELLOW CURRANT

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Vigorous plant to 3m high producing abundant, tiny, round, yellow fruit to just over 1cm across in clusters of 6-

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BROADLEAF BATAVIAN

BROADLEAF BATAVIAN

(Chicorium endiva) Heirloom introduced prior to 1860. Large, dark green, broad, slightly twisted leaves up to 40cm across with deep, self-blanching, b

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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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BRONZE ARROWHEAD

BRONZE ARROWHEAD

(Lactuca sativa) Heirloom first introduced in 1947 by Germania Seed Co. Green & bronze oak shaped, tender leaves with exceptionally sweet flavour. R

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BROWN BERRY

BROWN BERRY

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Small, brick-red, round fruit to 2.5cm across. Juicy with semi-sweet flavour and slight acid overtones. 72 days.

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BROWN MIGNONETTE

BROWN MIGNONETTE

(Lactuca sativa) Smaller sized green leaves with reddish brown outer tinge. Crisp & tender leaves with very sweet & nutty flavour. Easy to grow bei

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BULGARIAN GIANT

BULGARIAN GIANT

(Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum) Extra long, thin, greenish white stems with light green leaves. Quick growing; early to mature. Renown for its cons

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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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BUNCHING

BUNCHING

(Allium cepa) Heirloom. Spring Onion type, grown for its long white stems & small bulb. 60-70 days. 600 seeds

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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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BURGESS BUTTERCUP

BURGESS BUTTERCUP

(Cucurbita pepo) Heirloom from North Dacota dating back to 1920. Acorn shaped, dark green, striped, flattened fruit 2-3kg & 20cm across, with thin b

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BURNLEY GEM

BURNLEY GEM

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Medium, red, globe shaped fruit 4-7cm across produced on bush to 1m. Prolific. Reliable tomato developed by Victorian Agric

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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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BURPEE'S QUARTER CENTURY

BURPEE'S QUARTER CENTURY

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom dating back to 1889 & introduced by the Burpee Seed Company. Also known as 'Burpees Matchless'. Red, fruit 120-250

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BURWOOD PRIZE

BURWOOD PRIZE

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom first introduced in 1900. Scarlet red, flattened fruit 5-7cm produced on bush to 75cm. Prolific. Reliable tomato d

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BUTTERCRUNCH

BUTTERCRUNCH

(Lactuca sativa) Heirloom. Crisp, light green, fan shaped leaves with small heart & sweet flavour. Heat tolerant; bolt resistant - resists bolting l

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BUTTERFLY PEA

BUTTERFLY PEA

***NOT TO TAS, WA*** Fast growing, climbing plant producing attractive pinkish / blue flowers in mid to late Summer. May be grown on a trellis in th

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BUTTERNUT LONGNECK

BUTTERNUT LONGNECK

(Cucurbita moschata) Similar to regular butternut pumpkin but with a much longer neck. Ideal for soups, pies, or roasting. Great for spiralising.

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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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CALIFORNIA WONDER

CALIFORNIA WONDER

(Capsicum fruitescens) Heirloom. Large, bell-shaped fruit with thick walls. Colour ranges from green to red. Plant to 60cm high. Popular variety. Int

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CAMP JOY

CAMP JOY

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Large, dark red, cherry tomato up to 4cm across with rich blend of sweet / acid flavour - wins taste tests at all

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CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Red, round fruit on short bush. Ideal for all uses especially soups. Early variety. Does well in all climates. 69 days. 125

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CANADA CROOKNECK

CANADA CROOKNECK

(Cucurbita moschata) Heirloom dating back to 1827. Rare. Creamy, yellow, bottle shaped fruit (similar to 'Waltham Butternut') witha curved neck & sm

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CANARY YELLOW

CANARY YELLOW

(Cucumis melo) Large, bright yellow, slightly elongated melon with pale green (almost white), firm flesh & flavour reminiscent of a fruit salad. Sha

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CANNELINI

CANNELINI

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Italian heirloom also known as 'Italian Butter Bean'. White kidney shaped, dried bean. Commonly used to make 'Baked Beans' or

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CARDINAL

CARDINAL

(Beta vulgaris) Heirloom. Large, dark-green leaves with crimson red stems & veins. Attractive in the garden - crimson colour deepens with cooler we

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CAYENNE LONG THIN

CAYENNE LONG THIN

(Capsicum annum) European heirloom dating back to 1827. Long, thin, cylindrical, green to red fruit to 20cm with pointed end on plant to 70cm high.

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CHAMPION (Radish)

CHAMPION (Radish)

(Raphanus sativus) Oval radish to 4cm, with red skin & crisp white flesh. Mild flavoured, withstands cooler temperatures. 25-40 days. 480 seeds

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CHANTENAY RED CORED

CHANTENAY RED CORED

(Daucas carota) French heirloom first introduced 1820. Short, broad, deep red-orange, root. Well suited to heavier soils. Sweet flavour & very ten

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CHARLESTON ELITE

CHARLESTON ELITE

(Citrullus lanatus) Long cylindrical fruit to 12kg with crisp, bright red flesh & excellent flavour. Seeds easy to remove. Resistant to bruising.

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CHEROKEE PURPLE

CHEROKEE PURPLE

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom over 100 years old from Cherokee Indian tribe. Medium sized fruit has rose purple skin and brick red flesh, with sw

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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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CHERRY BELLE

CHERRY BELLE

(Raphanus sativus) Originating in Holland prior to 1949. Oval radish, with cherry red skin & crisp white flesh. Mild flavoured, withstands cooler t

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CHERRY MIX (Bush & Climbing)

CHERRY MIX (Bush & Climbing)

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Mix of all types of small, 'cherry' type tomatoes in black, yellow, orange & red colours. Both bush & climbing types. 200

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CHERRY ROMA

CHERRY ROMA

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Baby, 'plum' or 'roma' shaped, rich red fruit to 2.5cm long with sweet, spicy flavour. Used fresh or dried. Hi

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CHICORY - GIANT CHIOGGIA

CHICORY - GIANT CHIOGGIA

(Cichorium intybus) Italian heirloom. Long, green indented leaves with mild flavour. Young leaves used in salads or cooked like spinach. Mature pl

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