Vegetable Seeds Catalogue
An evergreen, 1.5meter tall shrub, originally from South America with edible 2cm round, orange fruit enclosed in papery calyces. This delicious berry is high in vitamin C and can be eaten raw or cooked in jams. They mature in late summer-autumn and need a protected position in frost prone areas. For full sun with average garden soil. Note, this plant self seeds readily. 30 seeds
A dwarf evergreen shrub producing delicious, sweetly tangy, round fruit perfect for jams and cordials or a sweet, vitamin C-packed mouthful. Originally from South America the fruit mature in late summer-autumn and needs a protected position in frost prone areas. Easily grown and self-seeds happily. A smaller and more manageable variety than its sibling. 30 seeds.
An unusual fruit with a sweet pineapple flavour that’s jam packed into a ground cherry. An annual ground cover producing large amounts of 3cm fruit encased in papery husks that kids love to unwrap & pop straight in their mouth. Use on cheese platters, pizza, in jams, pies & salsa. Harvest when ripe (brown husk & have fallen to the ground). Related to Cape Gooseberry and Tomatillo. 25 seeds.
Pretty kooky!! A green thorned fruit that matures bright orange/yellow colour. A great addition to the home garden, not only for the novelty value but can be eaten green as a cucumber or yellow/orange as a fruit, when it sweetens up and has hints of banana and passionfruit. They’re also known as jelly melon or kiwano and originate from sub Saharan Africa. The fruit store well. 40 seeds.
A highly nutritious fruit that is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Also known as Chinese Wolfberry as this deciduous woody perennial originates from China, where it’s used in traditional medicine. Grows to 3m high, takes 2-3 years to fruit. The 2cm fruit have a mild sweet liquorice flavour & should only be eaten ripe (bright orange/red). Can be eaten raw but is traditionally dried to preserve. Use in muesli, cookies, scroggin, soups and casseroles. 50 seeds.
This slightly frost tender, climbing vine has shiny, evergreen foliage and stunning purple and white flowers over the warmer months. The delicious, purple fruit can be picked while still smooth and the juicy mash inside can be eaten once the skin goes wrinkly. Grow this attractive plant in a warm and protected positon in good, well drained garden soil with plenty of mulch and watering over the summer months. 20 seeds. Not to WA.
The Alpine strawberry belongs to wild strawberries and grows profusely in cooler regions with plenty of ground moisture over summer. The up to 1.5cm long fruit are very sweet with an intense strawberry perfume. Great for drying. A prolific groundcover and easily grown in shady, moist areas with acid to neutral ph levels. 100 seeds
A striking wild, perennial strawberry with white flowers and red strawberries on long arching stems. An excellent groundcover and grows well in cooler regions, where it bares sweet perfumed fruit most of the year. Fruit is great for drying and the leaves and fruit can be used for herbal tea. It grows to 20 cm high, self- seeds easily in shady, moist areas. Perfect container plant. Prefers acid soil. 100 seeds.