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  1. The Ogen Melon has a longstory of devoted connoisseurs.

    Melon 'Ogen'

    Desert Melon, aka Ha'Ogen
    Heritage (Israel 1950's)
    $3.29
    With intoxicating aroma and flavour, the Ogen Melon has a long history of devoted connoisseurs. The plant delivers high yields of small, broad, oval fruits,15cm in diameter. Extremely juicy the fruits have an incredible, almost tropical flavour. RHS AGM.
  2. Nasturtium 'Blue Pepe'
    $1.75

    Nasturtium 'Blue Pepe' is a unique variety from Europe. A culinary variety, originally bred for the edible blue-green leaves and vivid dark red flowers. The flowers dress up a plate and pair sweetness and spice while the leaves deliver peppery punches.

  3. Okra 'Clemson Spineless' produces compact, strong plants that produce exceptional yields of tender, less fibrous pods over a longer season.

    Okra 'Clemson Spineless'

    Lady's Fingers. Heritage (1939 USA)
    $1.33

    Originally developed Clemson University, Okra 'Clemson Spineless' produces compact, strong plants that produce exceptional yields of tender, less fibrous pods over a longer season. This spineless variety is still the market standard today.

  4. Ailsa Craig is much loved by both home gardeners and exhibitors.

    Onion 'Ailsa Craig Prizewinner'

    White Bulbing, Exhibition Onion.
    Heritage (English 1887)
    $1.75

    Out of stock

    With outstanding quality and excellent keeping qualities, Ailsa Craig Prizewinner is much loved by both home gardeners and exhibitors producing weighty onions perfect for the kitchen or show bench. A heritage variety and great all-rounder, Ailsa Craig still takes some beating.

  5. Bedfordshire Champion has been a very popular and reliable variety for well over 100 years.

    Onion 'Bedfordshire Champion'

    Maincrop, White Bulbing Onion
    Heritage (English pre 1898).
    $1.75

    A very popular and reliable variety for well over 100 years. 'Bedfordshire Champion' is ideally suited to our climate producing large globe shaped, golden brown skinned bulbs with crisp white flesh. Late summer maturity. Well grown bulbs have excellent storing capabilities.

  6. Borettana onions are the Italian sports car of onions. Sweet, sleek and stylish with a wonderful flavour.

    Onion 'Borettana'

    Maincrop, Cipollini variety
    Heritage (Italian 1400's)

    Borettana onions are the Italian sports car of onions. Sweet, sleek, and stylish with a wonderful flavour, once a rare treat only to be found at gourmet restaurants. They are a good onion for colder climates, harvested in early autumn they fill the gap between winter-stored onions and the early new ones.

  7. Onion 'Cipolle di Tropea', Sweet Red Onion of Tropea

    Onion 'Cipolle di Tropea', Sweet Red Onion of Tropea

    Maincrop, Red Onion
    Heritage (Italian 1500's)
    $2.03

    Italy boasts many varieties of onion, but perhaps the most famous is Cipolla di Tropea. It can be sown in either autumn, September to October or in spring, late February to early April. The shape of its bulbs, the deep purple colour, its extraordinary sweetness, and its refined taste, make it one of the most interesting products in the entire Italian agriculture.

  8. A splendid carmine-red onion “Long de Florence Simane” is an old continental variety.

    Onion 'Long de Florence Simane'

    Maincrop, Continental Red Onion
    Rossa Lunga di Firenze, Heritage (Italian 1800's)
    $1.89
    A splendid carmine-red onion Long de Florence Simane is an old continental variety that is very popular in Europe. Elongated in shape, this maincrop variety can be picked still small and used raw sliced into salads or grown to maturity, they can be baked or roasted on skewers to retain their unusual 'bottle' shape.
  9. ‘Senshyu Yellow Globe’ remains a growers favourite for surviving the winter well.

    Onion 'Senshyu Yellow'

    Overwintering, Maincrop, Semi Globe.
    $1.33

    Overwintering Onion ‘Senshyu Yellow Globe’ is a hardy and reliable maincrop onion, for harvesting before the traditional spring sown bulbing varieties are ready. It produces heavy yields of semi-globe shaped bulbs with straw coloured skins and matures June to July from an August sowing.

  10. Bunching onion Kyoto Market has a mild, sweet flavour and is strongly reminiscent to the scallion or welsh onion.

    Onion, Bunching 'Kyoto Market'

    Japanese Bunching Onion, Negi
    Heritage (China)

    Bunching onion 'Kyoto Market' is an early, vigorous and heavy yielding bunching onion that does not bulb but forms long white stalks with long green foliage. suitable for later crops and for overwintering. This perennial variety splits into bunches as it grows, simply divide the clump to multiply your onion patch.

  11. The White Lisbon is an old favorite and ever popular Spring Onion.

    Onion, Spring Onion 'White Lisbon'

    Spring, Salad or Bunching Onion, Scallion
    Heritage (1787)
    $1.47
    White Lisbon is an old favorite and ever popular Spring Onion. It is a hardy and reliable variety which features long white stems with bright green tops. It is quick and easy to grow, sow in autumn or spring, Cropping in 60 days. NIAB Accreditation and RHS AGM.
  12. The White Lisbon is an old favorite and ever popular Spring Onion.

    Onion, Spring Onion 'White Lisbon' Organic

    Spring, Salad or Bunching Onion, Scallion
    Heritage (In use in 1787)
    $2.17
    White Lisbon is traditionally the most popular spring onion for successional sowings from March to September, it can also be sown in autumn and over wintered for early spring harvests. Matureing in 60 days, they are perfect for container growing and can be tucked into mixed containers or beds.
  13. Parsley is the best known of all the garnishing herbs.

    Parsley 'Champion Moss Curled'

    Curly Parsley. Aka 'Extra Triple Curled'
    Heritage (Pre 1866)
    $1.61
    Parsley 'Champion Moss Curled' is a selected strain with fine, tightly curled, dark green leaves. Growing to 30cm tall, this versatile herb is an ideal variety for containers, it can also look very ornamental as an edging to a large pot of nasturtiums! RHS AGM.
  14. Parsley is the best known of all the garnishing herbs.

    Parsley 'Moss Curled' Organic

    Curly Parsley.
    Heritage (Pre 1866)
    $1.47
    Parsley is the best known of all the garnishing herbs. Curly parsley can look very ornamental as an edging to a large pot of nasturtiums. It can also be grown in hanging baskets (keep well watered) window boxes (give it some shade in high summer) and containers. Organic Seed.
  15. Hollow Crown is one of the oldest varieties of parsnip, with a depth and richness unmatched by most other varieties.

    Parsnip Hollow Crown

    Parsnip (2018 harvest, for 2019 planting)
    Heritage (1825)
    $2.03

    Out of stock

    Hollow Crown is one of the oldest varieties of parsnip, with probably still the best flavour of all, with a depth and richness unmatched by most other varieties. It has been grown since at least the 1850's and is still very popular among gardeners in the know.

  16. “Carouby de Maussane” has been enjoying a small-scale renaissance among heritage vegetable enthusiasts.

    Pea, Mangetout 'Carouby de Maussane' Sugar Pod

    Snow pea, Chinese Snow Pea.
    Heritage variety (France 19th C.)
    $1.89

    Although not widely available commercially, the vintage, sugar pod type pea 'Carouby de Maussane' has been enjoying a small-scale renaissance among heritage vegetable enthusiasts. Not only is the flavour superior, but the vines are covered with beautiful lavender and purple flowers.

  17. Pea ‘Oregon Sugar Pod’ features extremely hardy, high yielding vines of 10cm flat pods.

    Pea, Mangetout 'Oregon Sugar Pod'

    Snow pea, Chinese Snow Pea.
    Heritage variety (USA)
    $1.75

    Out of stock

    Introduced by Oregon State University, this disease resistant variety is extremely hardy and one of the best choices for cooler climates. It gives high yields of four inch translucent flat green pods that hold their colour well. Crisp, tender and full of flavour.
  18. The Anaheim is a slightly sweet pepper with just a little pop, they are great for people who typically don’t like spicy foods.

    Pepper, Chili Pepper 'Anaheim'

    Mild: 500 to 1,000 SHU.
    Heritage (USA 1890)

    One of the most well known of the New Mexico peppers, the Anaheim is a slightly sweet pepper with just a little pop, they are great for people who typically don’t like spicy foods. Versatile and family friendly and big enough to be stuffed, if you are bored of the bell pepper, try moving up this small notch.

  19.  Pepperoncini peppers barely nudge the pepper scale, probably best described as having a ‘slightly sweet tang’, especially when pickled.
    $2.31

    Pepperoncini peppers originally hail from Europe, specifically Italy and Greece, often served in salads and on antipasti platters. They barely nudge the pepper scale and have a slightly sweet 'tang’ especially when pickled. Mild, tasty and crunchy, they bring many foods to life.

  20. Sweet Pepper California Wonder is a widely adapted standard variety that is a favorite with gardeners.

    Pepper, Sweet Pepper 'Californian Wonder'

    Bell Pepper
    Heritage (USA, Introduced 1928)

    Californian Wonder is the widely adapted standard variety, a favorite with gardeners and for commercial production. It consistently produces large yields of blocky, four-lobed thick-walled fruit that is mild and sweet, tender and flavourful. Perfect for salads, to stir-fries, grilling or stuffing.

  21. The name of this Italian heirloom translates as ‘Horn of the Bull’, a tribute to this Sweet Peppers' full, tapered shape.

    Pepper, Sweet Pepper 'Corno di Toro Giallo'

    ‘Horn of the Bull’. Heritage (Italian)
    $1.89
    Corno di Toro Giallo peppers have thin skin and thick walls and ripen to a golden-yellow. With a sweet, crisp, full-bodied flavour they are so popular that they have spawned an almost fanatical following.
  22. The name of this Italian heirloom translates as ‘Horn of the Bull’, a tribute to this Sweet Peppers' full, tapered shape.

    Pepper, Sweet Pepper 'Corno di Toro Rosso'

    ‘Horn of the Bull’. Heritage (Italian)
    $1.89
    With a sweet, crisp, full-bodied flavour and a full, tapered shape, the gorgeous deep crimson sweet pepper ‘Horn of the Bull’ grow up to 25cm long. These uncommon peppers are a traditional favorite of Italy. Suitable for the greenhouse or outdoors.
  23. Popular since the 1920s, this is the golden version of the red California Wonder.

    Pepper, Sweet Pepper 'Golden Californian Wonder'

    Bell Pepper
    Heritage (USA, Introduced 1928)
    $1.75

    'Golden Californian Wonder' is the widely adapted standard variety, a favorite with gardeners and widely used for commercial production. The plant does well in both cool and warm weather. It consistently produces large yields of blocky, four-lobed thick-walled fruit that is mild and sweet, tender and flavourful.

  24. Popular since the 1920s, this is the golden version of the red California Wonder.

    Pepper, Sweet Pepper 'Golden Californian Wonder', Organic

    Bell Pepper
    Heritage (USA, Introduced 1928)
    $2.10
    'Golden Californian Wonder' is the golden version of the green-red Californian Wonder. The plant does well in both cool and warm weather, is medium tall with good foliage cover. Each plant produces 4 to 5 wonderfully sweet golden-yellow peppers. Organic Seed.

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