Vegetable Seeds Catalogue
While the serrano looks like a trimmed down jalapeno in size, its heat has four times the kick!! The chillis can be used green or red (hotter). Used in salsa, stir fries, marinades, sauces and raw (if you are game). The medium thick flesh makes it great to pickle. Grows to 40 cm high & yields dozens of chillies per plant. Originates from the mountains in Mexico. Not to WA. 30 seeds.
A booming perennial chilli that grows to 2m & produces a prodigious quantity of apple shaped hot fruit. Beautiful purple flowers that don’t cross with other chilli varieties. The thick fleshed chillis start green & ripen to red/orange, 4-7cm. A cold tolerant chilli variety, handling frost. Originating in the highlands of central and south America. Can live 10-15 years. Also known as Manzano chilli. Not to WA. 12 seeds.
A great green leafed Chinese cabbage with a creamy yellow blanched interior. A delicious sweet, tangy, juicy flavour. Use in stir fries, steamed or raw. Can be sown over a long period, it is slow to bolt and has good disease resistant. Heads will store up to 6 weeks in the fridge. 40 seeds.
A great green leafed Chinese cabbage with a creamy yellow blanched interior. A delicious sweet, tangy, juicy flavour. Use in stir fries, steamed or raw. Fast growing and can be sown from spring to mid-autumn. It is slow to bolt, hardy and has good disease resistant. Heads will store up to 6 weeks in the fridge. 40 seeds.
Do not waste any of this plant!! Use the leaves, flower buds and thick succulent stems in stir fries, steamed, raw..... Used extensively in Asian cooking. Grows like broccoli but with smaller heads and much faster growing. After the first harvest many side shoots form allowing for an extended harvest period. 1 Pkt = 300 seeds. Also available in bulk (1 gram = approx. 280 seeds).
A Chinese specialty, also known as a flowering green Tsai-Hsin. A quick and easy-to-grow Asian green producing lots of long, pencil-thin, green flower stems. A pleasing, mild mustard taste to use raw in salads or lightly cooked in stir-fries. Cold hardy and fast growing. Likes any fertile soil with added organic matter. Pick stems before flowering for continuous use. 200 seeds.
Looking at these nutritiously rich, dark green wavy leaves makes you feel a bit healthier. A compact, slow bolting variety Tastes better after a frost. A close relative of kale and can be used in similar way. A popular Portugese dish is caldo verde (green broth) where sliced collard greens are the main ingredient. 500 seeds.
Also called Lamb’s Lettuce these 15cm short, dark green leafy rosettes are a tasty autumn and winter salad. The leaves should be picked regularly after the first frost, when they have a delicious nutty flavour. Often selfseeds. Good around the base of fruit trees and also easily grown in pots. 200 seeds
These 15cm short, dark-green leafy rosettes are a tasty autumn, winter and early spring salad. The leaves should be picked regularly after the first frost when they have a delicious, nutty flavour. Often self-seeding, they’re good around the base of fruit trees and are also easily grown in pots. 200 seeds.
An interesting multi-use variety that was reputedly grown by the Aztecs 2,000 years ago. A vigorous plant, growing to 1.8- 2m tall & with cobs 15+cm long. The kernals are white at the milk stage and turn blue-black when mature. Eat fresh or bbq at milky stage; grind for a sweet dark corn meal when mature. Also used as a decorative corn. Untreated seed. Not to WA. 1 pkt = 60 seeds. Aprrox 4-5 seeds per gram.
An impressive popping corn with amazing steely-blue kernels. Traditionally grown by the Hopi of SW America, it’s a productive variety yielding 4-6 cobs per plant (to 12 cm long). Also used for fine or coarse grinding, where the flavour and blue speckles add interest when mixed with ingredients and used in cookies, polenta etc. A rustic decorator around the house. Not to WA. 40 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.