(Luffa aegyptica) Heirloom first introduced in 1888. Also known as 'Bathroom Sponge' and 'Dishwash Gourd'. Vine. Leave to mature, or fruit picked
(Allium porrum) Italian heirloom. Finger thick, long, cylindrical, upright stems that present well in bunches. Great for 'baby' leeks. Excellent,
***NOT TO TAS*** Attractive plant producing edible, dry seed. Commonly used as green manure crop adding nitrogen, phosphorus & organic matter to the
(Phaseolus lunatus) Heirloom from the Andes. Perennial. Also known as 'Tropical Lima Bean'. Attractive, large white seeds with brilliant burgundy
(Brassica oleracea) Heirloom dating back to 1889 & originating in Europe. Round, solid & flattened, purplish red cabbage; colour through to core. E
***NOT TO NT*** (Zea mays) Heirloom originating from North & South Dakota. Highly attractive, deep blue-purple cobs. A hard corn with kernels use
(Cucumis melo) Heirloom first discovered in China & introduced onto the market in the 1880's. Also known as 'Vine Peach’ or 'Vegetable Orange'. Fruit
(Capsicum pubescens) Rare South American heirloom meaning 'apple' due to its rounded appearance resembling the fruit. Also known as the 'Tree Chilli'
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom from Czechoslovakia. Seeds for this tomato were sent to Gary Ibsen, owner of TomatoFest, by Marianne's sister wh
(Cucurbita maxima) Italian heirloom. Highly attractive, large, grey-green, heavily ridged & bumpy fruits to 4.5kg with sweet, dry flesh. Flavour impro
(Origanum majorana hortensis) Perennial, culinary herb. Plant 40-60cm in height. Leaves used as flavouring cooked dishes. Very small seed.
(Cucumis sativus) Heirloom. Burpless type on vigorous vine. Cylindrical fruit with dark green skin & white, non-bitter flesh. Resistant to diseas
(Althea officinalis) Perennial. Medicinal herb with green leaves & pale-pink flowers. Leaves, along with flowers, seed pods & roots are edible. He
(Lycopersicon esculentum) American heirloom possibly from Italian descent. Red, medium, beefsteak type fruit to 10cm across with excellent flavour.
(Asparagus officinalis) Heirloom. Perennial. Long, straight spears with tight tips. Popular variety. Harvest in approx. 2-3 years. Continuous pi
***NOT TO TAS*** (Pisum sativum) Dwarf type; bush 60-75cm high. Matures quickly. Suited to cold areas, hardy bush, disease resistant. Pick when po
(Medicago truncatula) Annual legume plant to 40cm high with yellow flowers. Commonly used as a cover crop & ideal for using as a living mulch. Bene
(Cucurbita pepo) Rare heirloom variety. Light green, cylindrical fruit best harvested when 12-15cm long. Excellent, creamy texture with nutty flavo
***NOT TO TAS*** (Pisum sativum) Heirloom dating back prior to 1906 in North America. Climbing type to 2-3m. Stringless pods, heavy bearing, ea
(Eruca sativa, Brassica oleracea, Beta vulgaris, Valerianella locusta, Barbarea verna, Petroselinum hortense, Lactuca sativa, Sanguisorba minor / Pote
(Lactuca sativa) Mix of various lettuce types of various shapes & colours, including iceburg, cos, butterhead, frilled, speckled etc. 50 days. 1000
(Lactuca sativa, Eruca sativa, Brassica rapa, Brassica juncea var japonica, Chicorium intybus) Mixture of salad greens of varying colours & shapes, t
(Brassica oleracea, Brassica rapa, Brassica juncea, Brassica japonica) A mix of leaves which excels during the cooler winter months. Leaves harveste
(Brassica rapa, Beta vulgaris, Brassica juncea, Brassica oleracea, Amaranthus gangeticus, Brassica parachinensis, Atriplex hortensis, Eruca sativa, La
(Brassica japonica) Heirloom. Long, slender, green leaves used at young age in salads, and stir-fry, or cooked. 40-60 days. 500 seeds
(Brassica rapa) Flat, purplish red tops 10-12cm across, with white underneath. Flesh is pure white, well-grained, crisp & mildly pungent. High yiel
***NOT TO TAS*** (Echinochloa esculenta) Annual, clumping grass to 1m high producing edible, highly nutritious, non-acid seed. Commonly used as gre
***NOT TO TAS, WA*** Annual, clumping grass to 1m high producing edible, highly nutritious, non-acid seed. Commonly used as green manure adding orga
Super sharp and small enough to fit into the palm of your hand for easy use and stored in your pocket between harvests. Perfect for harvesting herbs
(Capsicum annum) Short plant to 40cm high producing abundant mini-sized, red fruit. Ideal for kids lunch boxes, eating fresh, cooked or stuffed for
(Cucumis melo) Round fruit to 10cm across with thick, golden yellow flesh. Compact bush. High sugar content. Edible to the rind. Extra early vari
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Named for its mint coloured skin. Also known as the 'Michael Pollan' tomato. An unusual and attractive medium, plum-shape
(Plantago coronopus) Italian heirloom also known as 'Erba Stella' or 'Bucks Horn Plantain' dating back prior to 1586. Widely used during this time in
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Taken from over 150 different heritage varieties of up to seven different colours. Mixture of popular climbing & bush varie
(Raphanus sativus) Mix of at least 10 different varieties. Includes red, pink, white, bi-colour & black in both round and long shapes. 27-55 days.
(Brassica juncea var. japonica) Heirloom. Large, green, spicy leaves. Best picked when young & tender. Tolerates cold & wet conditions. Used in s
(Brassica rapa var. japonica) Rapidly growing, mildly flavoured salad green with heavily indented leaves and distinctive purple tinge on the margins.
(Brassica rapa var. nippposinica) Light green, thin, jagged, heavily fringed leaves with deep purple tinges. Mild, peppery, earthy, mustard flavour.
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Old English heirloom. Scarlet red, round, smooth fruits with thin skin & solid flesh to 115g, produced on vigorous, open bu
(Citrullus lanatus) Rare heirloom rediscovered in 1910. Medium to large, dark green, oval fruit covered with pea-sized bright yellow 'stars' and usu
(Brassica oleracea var. acephala) Heirloom first introduced in 1919 by Morris Plant Farm. Broad, slightly crumpled, waxy, blue-green leaves with ligh
(Lycopersicon esculentum) Originated in 1930 from 'Radiator Charlie' a radiator repairman from West Virginia who sold his plants for $1 each and paid
(Atriplex hortensis) Heirloom originating from the ancient Greeks around 1213, first entering into the European market around 1815. Also known as 'L
(Citrullus lanatus) Large, oval, dark & light green striped fruit to 16kg with dark yellow flesh & black seeds. Very sweet, mild flavour with hints o
(Melothria scabra) Heirloom native to Mexico & Central America & first described scientifically in 1866 by the French Botanist Charles Victor Naudin..
(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom. Long thin green pods produced on tall climbing vine. Used fresh as snap bean, or pods left to mature for use as drie
(Allium fistulosum) Perennial spring onion which does not form a bulb but rather sends up new plants around the base of the parent. To use simply ha
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