Oriental & Speciality
Calaloo , Chinese Spinach, Yin choi, Lin Choi$1.75
Amaranth 'Green Giant' is a vigorous selection that produces slightly savoyed, large mid green leaves. The popular Calaloo in Caribbean cuisine, the leaves have a mild spinach flavour and can be harvested when plants are just 20cm tall.
Chinese Spinach, Yin choi, Lin Choi$1.89
Amaranth 'Passion' has attractive oval, mid-green leaves that are streaked through with shades of red and purple. Easy to grow and tolerant of wide-ranging conditions. Its soft leaves are a great addition to salads and, like spinach they melt delectably when cooked. The plants are very ornamental and also look good in the border
Chinese Spinach, Calaloo, Yin choi, Lin Choi$1.75
Most gardeners are familiar with ornamental amaranth, but few realise that this plant is a delicious nutritional powerhouse. In the hot summer months, when growing spinach is near impossible, amaranth thrives. A favorite with chefs, Amaranth tricolor ‘Red Army’ is an intense cherry red selection with a delicate pea-like flavour. Use at babyleaf stage for salad or garnish, or leave to mature for steamed vegetable or soups.
Baby Leaf Salad Mix
Starting at: $1.75
The Oriental Salad Mix is one of a series of six blends which provide a wide variety of colourful and tasty salads. The mix includes Mizuna, Mibuna, Red and Green Mustards, Pak Choi and Tatsoi. The vivacious colours along with its well loved taste, makes this mix wonderfully enticing.
Baby vegetable, Pak Choi$1.75 As low as: $1.40
The Pak Choi Colour Crunch Mix is a new blend that contains a colourful array of pak choi varieties, an explosion of tastes and colour. Juicy, crisp and fast-maturing, they can can be eaten in salad or cooked in stir-fry dishes and can be grown all year round for a continuous supply of tasty baby leaves.
Chinese Broccoli, Hon Tsai Tai$2.10
Kailan is a fantastic vegetable chimera - the florets of broccoli, the stems of asparagus, and leaves like tender collard greens. 'Kichi' is a uniform variety with large blue green waxy leaves and excellent stem and bud eating quality. It has a mild flavour and, best of all can be harvested in only eight weeks.
Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli di Rape, Rappi, Friariell
Heritage (Italian 1930's)$1.75
Flourishing famously in Mediterranean and Chinese cultures, elsewhere Raab is still a bit of a curiosity. Easy and fast growing, it can be useful as it comes ready when ordinary broccoli isn't available, but this isn't just a replacement for broccoli, it is a great vegetable in its own right.
Burdock Root, Gobo$1.75
Regarded as both a nutritious vegetable and curative medicinal, the Burdock root is widely used in all sorts of cuisines from the classic English summer drink to the classic Japanese 'Kinpira'. Seeds can be also sprouted like bean sprouts; nothing goes to waste with this plant.
Amomum subulatum the cardamon or cardamom plant is native to damp, forested valleys from the eastern Himalayas to central China. It won't yield enough pods for a bountiful crop of the spice, but makes an interesting conversation piece and a satisfying challenge for the adventurous gardener.
Cutting or Soup Celery. Chinese Kintsai$1.33
Cutting celery or Leaf celery is the type that is used in Europe. It looks similar to parsley but tastes like regular stalk celery, but with a slightly stronger, herbier taste. It is a darker green, with thin, rounded, flexible stalks and curly, aromatic leaves; it is much easier to grow than its big brother.
Red Soup Celery or Red Chinease Celery 'Kintsai'$1.54
Out of stock
European Cutting Celery is a little obscure and largely misunderstood, but evoking curiosity. Unsurprisingly, it's the home gardeners who are leading the way. New to the market, 'Red Stem' is a lovely variety that is very easy to grow, and true to its name has beautiful red stems.
Stem, Celery, Asparagus or Chinese lettuce.$1.75
With a unique combination of characteristics, Celtuce is named after its celery-like stalks and lettuce-like leaves. The flavours are mild and delicate. The crispy and tender stalks are stir-fried or used in soups while the leaves are used in salads or cooked like spinach.
Heritage (China 14th C.)$1.33 As low as: $1.06
'Michihili' is a softer, loose leaf form of Chinese Cabbage. It has dense, narrow leaves with a deeper green outer colour with lighter green interior leaves with wide, flat white ribs. It produces a cylindrical, leafy head of 40cm long, a little more akin to a large romaine lettuce than to our familiar cabbages.
Napa cabbage, Mandarin Cabbage.
Heritage (China 14th C.)$1.75
'Wong Bok' is a tender, sweet tasting, hearted-type of Chinese cabbage. Growing this fast growing cabbage is simplicity itself. Plant the seeds, stand back and once the secondary leaves appear you are a mere 30 days away from mealtime. This vegetable growing season promises to be very rewarding.
Choi Sum, Yi Choy, Flowering Cabbage$1.75
Choy Sum is one of the most popular vegetables in China and is now also widely used in the western world. With tender, delicious stems and flower buds, the flavour can be described as midway between cabbage and spinach. Choy Sum 'Gunsho' is a vigorous and productive 80 day type.
Choi Sum, Yi Choy, Flowering Cabbage$1.96
Instantly recognisable in Cantonese cuisine. Choy Sum 'Purple Stem' is an absolute fabulous vegetable. You use the whole plant: Flowers, buds, leaves and stems, and if allowed to mature and bolt, yellow flowers will shoot and the plant becomes sweeter and more succulent.
Chinese, Mexican or Indian Parsley$1.68
Coriander 'Slobolt' is a variety for leaf production that is resistant to bolting and running to seed. It isn't a hard plant to grow and of course, fresh herbs and spices have far better flavours than dried ones. Home grown herbs are infinitely superior, the difference can be quite startling.
Chinese, Mexican or Indian Parsley$1.75
Out of stockMost gardeners appreciate that home grown herbs are infinitely superior, but try growing Coriander - the difference can be quite startling. 'Slobolt' is a variety for leaf production that performs well under organic production techniques and is resistant to running to seed. Organic Seed.
Chinese, Mexican or Indian Parsley$1.89'Confetti' is a unique Coriander producing fine, distinctive, feathery leaves, which are full of the distinctive coriander taste but with increased sweetness. Early to mature and slow to bolt it is ideal for use as cut and come again baby leaf, salad leaf or as a mature plant.
Chinese, Mexican or Indian Parsley$1.54
Coriander 'Leisure' has been bred specifically for large, flavoursome leaf production, a particularly fine variety of superb quality. Extra slow bolting, it is particularly suited to hot weather regions. It is an excellent herb for slightly shaded areas, is very easy to grow and makes a good window box herb.
Chinese, Mexican or Indian Parsley$1.61
Coriander is not one of the world's favourite flavourings, it's two of them. This dual purpose herb is grown both for its seeds or fresh young leaves. 'Santo' is probably the best variety of coriander for leaf production as the plant combines very slow bolting with an upright habit and excellent flavour.
Chinese, Mexican or Indian Parsley$1.89
Out of stockCoriander 'Santo' is considered a benchmark variety for field grown coriander. Probably the best variety for leaf production, the plant combines very slow bolting with an upright habit and excellent flavour. If you use coriander in any recipe, you would never regret planting and harvesting your own. Organic Seeds.
Seakale, Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
Crambe maritima is a lovely dual purpose plant. This delicacy from the olden days has a unique delicate flavour, forced Seakale is a real delicacy. In the garden, it can be grown as an eye-catching and fragrant border plant. It has perhaps the most beautiful of all large glaucous leaves
True Samphire, Sea Fennel$3.43
For centuries, Samphire was food for the poor, free to those who picked it, usually ordinary people living by the sea. It is ironic that today it is regarded as a specialty food and is often served with an accompanying price tag. Somewhere between asparagus and seaweed in flavour, Rock Samphire has the thrill of a mermaid’s kiss.