Parsnip (2018 harvest, for 2019 planting)
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.
Winter Squash, Giant Pumpkin
Heritage (pre 1824)$2.31
'Mammoth' is widely cultivated for its huge deep orange fruit in autumn, this old variety was introduced before 1824. Popular for shows and exhibition use, it can also be used for pies, maturing in 120 days. For exhibition, competition or for decoration it can be grown to huge proportions.
Fairy Tale Pumpkin, Winter Squash,
Heritage (French 1800's)$2.17
Looking exactly like fairy tale pumpkins in children’s storybooks, Musquée de Provence is a gorgeous French pumpkin that is one of the only pumpkins that is eaten raw. Sweet with a light crunch and typical nutty taste, the very fine-grained flesh is considered by many to be superior to any other.
Maincrop$2.73Shallot Matador is exceptional French variety. With superbly coloured rich red-brown skin, the flesh is red-tinged and delicious. It produces ample yields of round shallots in a few short months. Bolt resistant, it is an excellent long storage variety. RHS AGM
Shallot 'Zebrune' is a heritage variety that has recently been revived. It is very productive and has good resistance to bolting. Torpedo shaped, with superbly coloured pinky-brown skin this type are often called ‘banana’ shallots in the cookbooks, they are increasing in popularity for gourmet cooking.
'Squashkin' (Butternut x Crown Prince F1)$2.59
'F1 Autumn Crown’ is a new butternut crossed with a Winter squash, Crown Prince F1, which produces the shape of one parent and the buff colour of the other. More importantly, it has inherited early ripening from Crown Prince, setting fruits at least a month before the previously available fastest butternuts.
Out of stockButternut Squash 'Hunter' has been bred in the U.K and specifically developed to give consistent results in our unreliable climate. Easy to grow and maturing up to four weeks earlier than other varieties. Each plant should produce 6 or 7 fruits of around 1kg.
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.
Vine / Cordon (Indeterminate)$3.15F1 Sungold is a superb cherry type tomato with irresistible bite size fruits that have an exceptional flavour all their own. The orange fruits grow on long trusses and crop in 60 days. It is an excellent new tomato for glasshouse or outdoor culture. RHS AGM.
Japanese Type. Heritage (Pre 1885)$1.40 As low as: $1.12
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.
Turnip Falco F1 is a main crop turnip that has been bred to withstand high temperatures. A modern hybrid, with uniform white heads and red shoulders it is suitable for growing year round. It can be harvested in as little as 55 days.
$2.73‘Primera F1’ is a flat-shaped hybrid turnip, a compact Milan type with a purple top and white base suitable for early protected cropping and maincrop field production. It can be sown successionally from March right through to August. Sow under cloches in early spring and in late summer to extend the cropping season.