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Welcome to Southern Harvest. 

We are a family-run business that is all about growing - growing healthy, interesting food to share with family and friends, as well as native and cottage plants that bring colour, fragrance and habitat to the garden. Southern Harvest supplies you with quality cottage garden, native and vegetable and herb packet seed, with speedy service and advice.

Nestled on 5 acres at the foothills of Mt Wellington in southern Tasmania, our winters are cold with regular frosts, so we value (and specialise in) plants for cool climates. We know the pleasure and reward of growing a bit of colour for the winterbare garden, as well as having something to take straight from the garden to the kitchen on those dark winter nights. Our daughters, Poppy and Bea, who inspired our logo, are a constant reminder of the joy and good health that gardens can bring to the young, the old and everyone between. We also grow organic garlic that we sell through Salamanca Market or over the internet. We stock a wide range of seeds both old and new varieties, we especially love heirloom (or heritage) seeds and the history associated with them.

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We look forward to meeting some of you at the Salamanca Market stall (Site 98- opposite the steps of the Supreme Court). Happy gardening!

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ENDIVE ‘Rhodos’

The classic French frisée endive. A smaller endive with a great mild flavour that is essential to any great European salad mix. The green leaves are deeply serrated, with many blanched leaves at the heart. 100 seeds.

ENDIVE ‘Rhodos’ - Cichorium endiva
ENDIVE ‘Rhodos’

The classic French frisée endive. A smaller endive with a great mild flavour that is essential to any great European salad mix. The green leaves are deeply serrated, with many blanched leaves at the heart. 100 seeds.

TURNIP ‘Hakurei’ F1 - Brassica rapa
TURNIP ‘Hakurei’ F1

Forget your prejudice against turnips. This variety tastes better and stays smoother as it sizes, while other turnips get a coarser flesh. This variety is superb raw, with a crisp, sweet, fruity taste. We eat it raw in salads or cooked in stir fries, pies and stew. Also adds a good flavour to stock. Hakurei has white, flat-round, smooth roots that matures, best harvested young, 5-8cm diam. The dark green leaves can be eaten raw or lightly cooked. 80 seeds.

BROCCOLI ‘Arcadia’ F1

The most versatile broccoli variety as it is tolerant of heat and cold stress. It is suitable for summer, autumn and winter crops. Large tasty heads with secondary shoots appearing after the harvest of the main head. 30 seeds.

RADISH ‘Easter Egg’  - Raphanus sativus
RADISH ‘Easter Egg’

A colourful range of round, crisp salad radishes. These mild radish have white flesh and skin colours of red, purple and white, making any radish dish a delight to the eye and taste buds. Great raw in salads or lightly stir-fried with olive oil, sea salt and parsley. 300 seeds.

CHICORY ‘Red Rib’ - Cichorium intybus
CHICORY ‘Red Rib’

Stunning red ribs and deep green leaves make this chicory a real eye-catcher. Chicory is a must for any mesclun mix or Italian salad as it adds great flavour and colour. Chicory is only slightly more bitter than a cos lettuce and is a great salad green during cooler weather. Frost and drought tolerant it does well in most soils as well as pots. 500 seeds.

CHICORY 'Red Rib' - Cichorium intybus
CHICORY 'Red Rib'

Stunning red ribs and deep green leaves make this chicory a real eye-catcher. Chicory is a must for any mesclun mix or Italian salad as it adds great flavour and colour. Chicory is only slightly more bitter than a cos lettuce and is a great salad green during cooler weather. Frost and drought tolerant it does well in most soils as well as pots. 500 seeds.

BEETROOT 'Early Wonder Tall Top' - Beta vulgaris
BEETROOT 'Early Wonder Tall Top'

The earliest beet you will eat! These 10cm bright red beauties are the best beetroot for early spring plantings as they grow well in cool soils. The glossy green, red-veined tops can be harvested for salads as it grows. A good all round beetroot that also pickles well and stores in the ground over winter. 250 seeds.

ONION 'Creamgold' - Allium Cepa
ONION 'Creamgold'

These large, light-brown, globe-shaped onions are an excellent winter crop, best suited to cooler climates. Plant lots because these are the longest keeping onions (up to 12 months) available and have great flavour. Onions are high in vitamin C, iron, sulphur and fibre. 1 Packet = 350 seeds. Bulk seed available (230 seeds/gram).

TOMATO 'Broad Ripple Currant' - Lycopersicon esculentum
TOMATO 'Broad Ripple Currant'

This small, round cocktail tomato produces gooseberry sized, deep golden yellow, scrumptious fruit over the early months of summer. Our favourite yellow tomato as it is early and prolific with a super fruity, sweet flavour and low acidity. Needs staking. Prepare the soil by digging in plenty of rotted organic matter and use lime if soil is acid. 50 seeds

Pumpkin ‘Baby Blue’ - Cucurbita maxima
Pumpkin ‘Baby Blue’

A popular smaller pumpkin with dry flesh and excellent storage. A smaller bush that produces numerous blue-grey skinned pumpkins (15-20 cm across) and weighing up to 2 kg. The deep orange flesh is sweet and excellent for roasting, soups, pies and steaming. Originated in USA. 10 seeds.

Parsnip ‘Lancer’ - Pastinaca sativa
Parsnip ‘Lancer’

A sweet, nutty variety with creamy white flesh. The roots are uniformly long, smooth and have good resistance to rotting in periods of heavy rain. Taste improves after the first frost, becoming sweeter with a nutty twist. Great roasted, in pies/pasties or soups. A hardy & vigorous vegetable that isn’t to bothered by pests/disease. 300 seeds.

Sunflower 'Bronze Dawn' - Helianthus annus 'Bronze Dawn'
Sunflower 'Bronze Dawn'

One of our favourite sunflowers as it has stunning bronze, reddish flowers tinged with yellow and it flowers over a long period. This sunflower has multiple heads and grows to 2m tall. Quick to germinate and reasonably hardy, it is a treat for children to grow. These spectacular plants need fertile, warm soil, all day sun & plenty of water. 20 seeds.

CORIANDER ‘Confetti’ - Coriandrum sativum
CORIANDER ‘Confetti’

An unusual coriander that has unique, fine, feathery leaves. The foliage looks like carrot tops but retains the distinct coriander flavour we love but with a tad more sweetness. Grow and harvest in the same way as normal coriander. Early to mature and a little slower to bolt than traditional varieties. 150 seeds.

Spinach ‘Baby Leaf’ F1 - Spinacea oleracea
Spinach ‘Baby Leaf’ F1

The perfect baby leaf variety. Harvest throughout the year, this variety can handle summer growing. The thick leaves have a round/oval appearance and are semi-blistered. With excellent flavour the leaves can be added raw to salads or smoothies; or simply add to stir fries. This variety has good resistance to downy mildew. 150 seeds.

ENDIVE 'Green Curled' - Cichorium endiva
ENDIVE 'Green Curled'

A useful salad plant for the cooler months, able to tolerate damp autumn and winter nights. Endives grow well in fertile, moist soil with plenty of sun and extra lime if the soil is acid. Can be sown directly in early spring and mid to late summer or grow in punnets and transplant into the garden. 300 seeds