(Cucumis sativus) Australian cucumber with white skin & delicious, deep cucumber flavour not commonly found in supermarket varieties. Grows to 18cm
***NOT TO NT*** (Zea mays) Heirloom first released by Robert Reid of Illinois in 1847 & improved by his son James Reid from 1870-1900. At the time
(Lactuca sativa) French heirloom dating back to 1885. Also known as 'Ice Queen'. Iceburg type. Beautiful, deeply notched leaves with medium to dark g
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom from Central America also known as 'Traveller' tomato as people on a journey could break off bits at a time to eat
(Beta vulgaris) Heirloom dating back to 1857. Large, ruffled green leaves with crimson red stalks & veins; leaves to 50cm high. Attractive in the gar
(Cucumis sativus) Australian heirloom. Oval green fruit to 12cm in length with crisp, juicy, white flesh resembling a green apple in appearance with
(Eruca sativa) Heirloom first cultivated in ancient Rome, entering into the European market around 1600. Medium to dark green leaves, with spicy / p
***NOT TO TAS*** (Diplotaxis tennifolia) Wild rocket variety with striking purple-red, heavily serrated leaves with red vein up centre & 'branches'.
***NOT TO TAS*** (Diplotaxis tenuifolia/muralis) Ancient heirloom. Perennial in warmer areas. Upright plant to 40cm high with green, deeply lobed
(Phaseolus vulgaris) French heirloom named after the farming village of Rocquencourt near Versailles. Yellow bean with buttery flavour remaining cri
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Italian type. Strong, stocky plant producing, red, pear-shaped fruit, with thick, meaty red flesh & very few seeds. Heavy
(Brassica oleracea var. italica) Italian heirloom. Medium sized, light green head, with spiraling pattern. Attractive variety with excellent taste &
(Capsicum annum) Heirloom from Eastern Europe. Tapered fruit 10cm long and 5cm across with sweet flavour. Ripens from pale yellow to orange to red
(Cucurbita pepo) French heirloom. Round zucchini with mottled green-yellow skin. Requires gentle handling as skin bruises easily. Excellent flavou
(Solanum melongena) Italian heirloom. Attractive, soft lavender, rose & white coloured, heavy tear-drop shaped fruit to 15cm long with creamy, meaty
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Small, pink, cherry fruit produced on trusses. Early variety. 200 seeds
(Hibiscus sabdariffa) Also known as 'Edible Hibiscus'. Annual. Height to 2m. Produces deep red 'buds' which are used in jams, syrups, wine, cordia
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom dating back to early 1900's. Large flat & ribbed fruit with excellent flavour. Early to mature. Vigorous bush - re
(Phaseolus nanus) Purple, round, stringless pods with white seeds, 12-15cm in length with firm texture and excellent flavour. Resistant to common be
(Daucas carota) Heirloom originating from the Chantenay region in France. Red-orange, large diameter root 12-16cm. Excellent variety for heavy or s
(Beta vulgaris) Heirloom dating back to 1597. Large, dark green leaves, with bright red stem. Attractive in the garden. Tolerates light frost. Roo
(Chicorium endiva) Heirloom dating back to 1863. Open hearted, deeply indented and curly green leaves. Inner leaves blanch easily to creamy-white.
***NOT TO TAS, WA*** (Secale cereale) An ancient grain dating back to 1800 BC commonly used for food, fodder & as a green manure crop. Much smaller
(Salvia sclarea) Heirloom; native to Southern & Eastern Europe. First appeared in 1827. Biennial. Medicinal and culinary herb. Large bush to 90cm
(Salvia officinalis) Heirloom; native to the Mediterranean. Perennial. Pale green / silvery leaves on medium sized bush. Hardy once established.
(Taraxacum officinale) Bi-annual. Originally from France. Named after the French term 'Dent de Lion' meaning lions tooth referring to the jagged 't
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Gourmet Italian heirloom tomato also known as 'Italian Canner'. Medium, pear shaped, intensely red fruit to 10cm long, prod
(Lactuca sativa) French heirloom first introduced in 1906 as 'Strawberry Cabbage Lettuce' by C. C. Morse & Co. Small lettuce to 18cm across displayin
(Phaseolus coccineus) Perennial - Scarlet Runner type also known as 'Seven Year Bean'. Vigorous vine with scarlet coloured flowers; produces numerou
(Daucas carota) French heirloom dating back to 1855. Reddish orange, cylindrical, almost coreless, sweet, crisp roots to 17cm, with excellent flavour
(Cucumis melo) First introduced onto the market in 1947 by F. H. Woodruff & Sons from Connecticut. Also known as 'Illinois Hardshell'. Attractive, aro
(Apium graveolens var. rapaceum) Heirloom. Also known as 'Turnip Rooted Celery'. Brown bulb with white centre; up to 2kg in weight. Slow to bolt.
(Brassica oleracea var. botryis) Medium to large, white heads with excellent flavour. Leaves naturally curl over head to prevent discolouration. 65
(Capsicum fruitescens) Heirloom originating from the foothills of Puebla, Mexico with the name taken from 'Serranias' which means foothill in Spanish.
(Brassica rapa) Heirloom dating back to 1881. Tender, mild green leaves high in calcium. Grown for leaves only - roots woody & may be used for live
(Brassica napus var. pabularia) Extremely hardy. Quick growing. Large, blue-green, slightly curled leaves, shaped like a feather. Non-heading. Grow
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom from Atai Mountains (Siberia). Bright red, rounded fruit to 5cm across produced in clusters. Juicy flesh with ex
(Raphanus sativus) Chinese heirloom originating from the Sichuan region. Rich red skinned bulb with equally rich red flesh right through to centre w
(Cucurbita mixta) Native American heirloom. Round or pear-shaped white fruit with mottled green stripes producing large, tasty ‘silver-edged‘ seeds.
(Solanum melongena) Originating in Southern Italy. Long, thin, medium size, purple coloured fruit produced on dwarf bush - ideal for patios and cont
(Citrullus lanatus) Old Russian heirloom. Small, round, very dark green (almost black) melon to 25cm across with sweet, red flesh. Early to mature
(Cucurbita pepo) Heirloom dating back prior to 1860. Also known as ‘New England Pie’. Deep orange fruit to 20cm across & weighing 2-3kg, with sweet
(Lagenaria siceraria) African heirloom also known as 'Cucuzza', 'Long Gourd' or 'New Guinea Bean'. Long, trailing vine to 3m producing light green,
(Vigna sesquipedalis) Long, thin, green bean with red seeds. Flavour similar to asparagus. Grown out from seed obtained from a Vietnamese market ga
(Vigna sesquipedalis) Bright red, long, thin bean with green centre & nutty flavour when picked young. Easy to harvest & process due to colour & len
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Introduced by Joe Bratka. Ivory fruit ripening to a pale yellow - cream colour upon maturity. Very sweet with no acid. High
(Brassica rapa) Heirloom first introduced prior to 1880's. Also known as 'White Egg'. White coloured roots to 10cm long with firm, white, juicy, sw
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