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  1. Turnip Snowball. With pure white flesh as its name suggests, Snowball is superb for both table and exhibition.

    Turnip 'Snowball'

    Japanese Type. Heritage (Pre 1885)

    Recommended by the N.I.A.B, Turnip ‘Snowball’ is a very popular first-class, globe variety with solid flesh and a juicy, sweet, mild flavour. They are a fast crop, being ready in just five to eight weeks from sowing. With pure white flesh as its name suggests, Snowball is superb for both table and exhibition.

  2. Turnip Purple Top Milan is now available in Organic form.

    Turnip 'Purple Top Milan' Organic

    Red Top Turnip. Heritage (Italy pre 1888).
    $1.89
    Introduced before 1888 Purple Top Milan has smooth creamy-white flat roots with bright purple shoulders and pure white flesh of choice quality. Quick to mature and early cropping, it is an ideal 'catch crop' between slower growing vegetables. Organic Seed.
  3. Turnip 'Purple Top Milan' is a classic Italian heirloom variety and is still as popular as ever.

    Turnip 'Purple Top Milan'

    Red Top Turnip. Heritage (Italy pre 1888).
    $1.47

    Purple Top Milan is a classic Italian heirloom variety and is still as popular as ever. Highly ornamental, it has smooth creamy-white flat roots with bright purple shoulders and pure white flesh. A strap-leaved variety, quick to mature and early cropping, it is an ideal 'catch crop' between slower growing vegetables.

  4. Tiny Tim is a surprisingly tiny plant, growing to only 30cm (12in) tall so no staking is needed.

    Tomato 'Tiny Tim'

    Cherry Tomato, Dwarf. Heritage (English 1945)
    Bush (Determinate)
    $1.68

    Tiny Tim is a surprisingly tiny plant, growing to only 30cm (12in) tall. It can be grown as a potted plant any time of the year and doesn't need support. Perfect for wherever garden space is limited and outstanding for growing in containers. It looks beautiful in hanging baskets or window boxes.

  5. Super Marmande is large, juicy, well flavoured fruit and a great improvement over an already excellent variety

    Tomato 'Super Marmande' Organic

    Beefsteak Tomato. Heritage (French)
    Semi-Bush (Semi-Determinate).
    $1.96
    Tomato Marmande is a French heritage variety, the favourite large-fruited tomato of Provence famous throughout Europe. It is a classic beefsteak tomato with meaty fruit that has a superb flavour. Perfect for both salads and for cooking. Organic Seed.
  6. Super Marmande is large, juicy, well flavoured fruit and a great improvement over an already excellent variety

    Tomato 'Super Marmande'

    Beefsteak Tomato. Heritage (French 1900's)
    Semi-Bush (Semi-Determinate).

    This French heritage variety is famous throughout Europe, Marmande is the favourite large-fruited tomato of Provence. A classic beefsteak variety, 'Super Marmande' is large, juicy, well flavoured fruit and a great improvement over an already excellent variety.

  7. Tomato 'St Pierre' Organic

    Tomato 'St Pierre' Organic

    Salad Tomato, Heritage (French)
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)
    $2.03
    Although 'St. Pierre' looks superficially like any old red, round tomato, the plants are reliable and disease resistant and will produce superior quality, full flavoured fruits even in cooler climates. They will often continue to fruit right up until the first frost of the season. Organic Seed.
  8. 'San Marzano' is a classic plum/paste type of tomato from Italy

    Tomato 'San Marzano'

    Plum Tomato, Heritage (Italian 1770)
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)
    $1.75

    'San Marzano' is a classic plum/paste type of tomato from Italy, it produces clusters of delicious, elongated fruit.. This variety is a compact and prolific producer and performs best if staked. This heritage tomato is one of the jewels in Campania's crown.

  9. Roma VF is a traditional plum tomato that gives incredible yields of very richly flavoured, pear-shaped fruit

    Tomato 'Roma VF'

    Plum Tomato, Heritage (Italian 1958)
    Semi-Bush (Semi-Determinate)
    $1.61

    Roma VF is a traditional plum tomato that gives incredible yields of very richly flavoured, pear-shaped fruit. These fruits are meaty with few seeds and not much juice, perfectly suited to cooking, but delicious enough to eat fresh. The vines fruit heavily, occasionally needing some support.

  10. Moneymaker is an old English greenhouse variety, well known for reliably producing heavy crops, which have both uniformity of fruit and excellent colour.

    Tomato 'Moneymaker' Organic

    Cherry Tomato, Heritage (English)
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)
    $1.61
    Moneymaker is a popular old English greenhouse variety, well known for reliably producing large trusses of nicely flavoured, bright scarlet fruits. We offer Certified Organic seed that will give good results in our typical summers, either in the greenhouse or out of doors. Organic Seed.
  11. This gorgeous, tangy Green Zebra has become one of the most recognised tomatoes in the Heirloom trade.

    Tomato 'Green Zebra'

    Salad Tomato, Heirloom Cross (USA),
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)
    $2.03

    The gorgeous, tangy 'Green Zebra' was first introduced in 1983. Since then these beautiful chartreuse fruits have been the centre piece of salads at many top restaurants worldwide and it has become one of the most recognised tomatoes in the Heirloom trade. Rich tasting, sweet but with a tangy taste.

  12. Tomato ‘F1 Albenga’ is a hybrid tomato variety, a type of tomato that is grown in both France and Italy.

    Tomato 'F1 Albenga'

    Oxheart/beefsteak Tomato, Heritage (Italian)
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)
    $2.45

    With the characteristic bottom heavy, pear shape with well marked ribs, Tomato ‘F1 Albenga’ produces uniform, large and distinctive oxheart/beefsteak type fruits. Not too juicy with perfect texture and superbly tasting meaty flesh, with a medium-late cycle, they are suitable for open field and greenhouse cultivation.

  13. Christmas Grapes is a rewarding variety that produces scarlet-red fruits, clustered in grape-like bunches.

    Tomato 'Christmas Grapes'

    Cherry Tomato, Heritage
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)
    $2.73

    Tomato ‘Christmas Grapes’ is an old heritage variety with a splendidly rich, old fashioned tomato flavour. Gorgeous bunches of sweet cherry tomatoes are produced in dense clusters just like bunches of grapes. Highly productive, easy-to-grow and very ornamental, the fruits are produced continually through the season and into late autumn.

  14. Brandywine tomato is legendary for its delicious taste, the Sudduth’s Strain is considered by many to be the most delicious strain available.

    Tomato 'Brandywine Sudduth's Strain'

    Quisenberry Tomato, Pink Brandywine.
    Beefsteak Tomato, Heritage (USA 1886)
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)
    $2.24

    The Brandywine tomato is legendary for its delicious taste and the Sudduth’s Strain is considered by many to be the most delicious strain available. The fruit is considered superior in taste and smoothness. Brandywines are the tomatoes of mythology, the seeds that dreams are made of.

  15. Famously early, Bloody Butcher it is often the first tomato variety to ripen in and out of the greenhouse.

    Tomato 'Bloody Butcher'

    Salad Tomato, Heritage (German)
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)
    $2.03

    Despite the off-putting name, Tomato ‘Bloody Butcher’ is more than just a novelty, it is a reliably early heritage variety. The name derives from its glorious deep red colour, both inside and out. Famously early, it is often the first variety to ripen in and out of the greenhouse. An excellent choice if you want a very early tomato or live in a cold climate.

  16. Black Krim Tomato is one of the oldest and most popular heirloom varieties of black tomatoes.

    Tomato 'Black Krim'

    Black Crimea, Beefsteak, Heritage (Russian)
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)

    Black Krim is one of the oldest and most popular heirloom varieties, largely responsible for fueling many growers obsessions with heirloom tomatoes. It yields large fruits that are blessed with an extremely rich, earthy true tomato flavour. The combination of the colour, shape and taste is simply gorgeous.

  17. Alicante is superior variety possessing all the things we look for in a tomato,

    Tomato 'Alicante'

    Salad Tomato, Heritage (English)
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)
    $1.75
    Alicante is superior variety possessing all the things we look for in a tomato. This popular Heritage variety matures early and produces an excellent crop of fine, full-bodied flavour. Suitable for soil or in grow bags, recommended for beginners and ideal for children.
  18. Tomato Ailsa Craig is still considered to be one of the finest varieties.

    Tomato 'Ailsa Craig'.

    Salad Tomato, Heritage (English 1925)
    Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)
    $1.68

    Dating from 1925, Ailsa Craig is still considered to be one of the finest tomato varieties. It is noted for its vigour and the exceptional flavour of its fruit. Suitable for indoor or outdoor cultivation, it is heavy cropping and a reliable performer. Suitable for indoor or outdoor cultivation.

  19. Swede Wilhelmsburger is considered to have the best table quality and to be the most refined in terms of taste.

    Swede 'Wilhelmsburger'

    Green Top Rutabaga, Tumshie, Neep, Snadgies
    Heritage (Germany 1935)
    $1.61
    This heirloom variety has been long favoured in the local markets of Germany and Northern Europe. Swede Wilhelmsburger is a “green top”, a variety that is considered to have the best table quality and to be the most refined in terms of taste. RHS AGM
  20. Strawberry "Alexandria" are much sweeter than their traditional commercial cousins and possess a fine, old fashioned flavour.

    Strawberry 'Alexandria'

    Alpine Strawberry
    $1.89

    This wonderful heritage variety of alpine Strawberry produces loads of little red strawberries that are bursting with flavour. Much sweeter than their traditional commercial cousins they possess a fine, old fashioned flavour. Plants have compact growth with few runners. An alpine Strawberry that is very hard to find, excellent for high altitude climates!

  21.  'Marina di Chioggia' is a very old Italian Heirloom variety

    Squash 'Marina di Chioggia'

    Winter Squash, Zucca Barucca, Zucca Santa
    Heritage (Italian 1600's)
    $2.17

    This very old Italian Heirloom rustic variety originates near Venice and is considered the King of Italian Squashes. Round, short, and squat in shape, the dark green to grey-blue skin has slight, vertical ridging and is almost completely covered in bumps. When cooked, Marina di Chioggia squash is tender and sweet with nutty flavours.

  22. The oldest cultivated sorrel still extant is ‘Belleville,’ domesticated in France during the 1730's.

    Sorrel 'De Belleville' French Sorrel, Organic

    French Sorrel
    Heritage (French 1730's)
    $2.17
    Sorrel De Belleville is a small French cultivar. It is hardy and well-proven to be productive under almost any conditions with an excellent lemon flavour. One of the earliest green crops and embarrassingly easy to grow, it needs no attention other than when you want to eat it. Organic Seed.
  23. French or Buckler-leaf sorrel has much smaller leaves and a slightly milder flavour than the broad leaf form.

    Sorrel 'De Belleville' French Sorrel

    French Sorrel
    Heritage (French 1730's)
    $1.75

    Sorrel De Belleville is a small French cultivar. It is hardy and well-proven to be productive under almost any conditions with an excellent lemon flavour. One of the earliest green crops and embarrassingly easy to grow, it needs no attention other than when you want to eat it.

  24. The root of Root Parsley Hamburg can be left in the ground all winter and dug up as and when your Sunday roast requires.

    Root Parsley, Hamburg 'Half-Long'

    Dutch Rooted Parsnip, Halflange
    Heritage (Germany 16th C.)
    $1.75

    Root Parsley Hamburg is an off-beat, dual purpose vegetable that deserves to be better known. The root can be left in the ground all winter and dug up as and when your Sunday roast requires and the luxury of having plenty of leaves to snip from the garden in winter can’t be overstated.

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