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Due to unprecedented demand, we are temporarily unable to accept new product orders - but you can still become a member. Whilst we have good supply of products, our priority is to reduce the extensive delays on existing orders. When we re-open our online shop it will be to members only. Please stay safe, and keep checking back here as we will be back up to full service as soon as possible.  See the home page for further COVID-19 information and updates.

Heirloom Vegetables

Our vegetable selections are almost entirely heirlooms from the rich gardening traditions of Italy, France and America as well as here in Australia.

Through years of trialing, we present the very best heirloom vegetables for backyard gardeners.

2020 Heirloom Annual & Seed Directory Out now!

With over 350 vegetable and flower seeds, perennials, growing advice and accessories to get your garden growing, the 2020 Heirloom Annual is a must-have resource for every Australian gardener. Shop now. 

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AMARANTH 'AUTUMN PALETTE'
AMARANTH 'AUTUMN PALETTE'
SEEDS: S0012
Like a golden sunset in the garden. The long, erect flower heads are burnt orange against the green foliage that develops autumn tones with maturity. It blends beautifully with flowering salvias and, to complete the package, ...
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ASIAN GREENS COLLECTION
ASIAN GREENS COLLECTION
SEEDS: SAGC
MEMBERS SAVE Easy collection of direct sow Asian Greens including Mizuna Red and Lime Streaks, Coriander, Tatsoi, Broccoli Kailann, ornamental Red Pak Choy (F1)
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ASPARAGUS 'Mary Washington'
ASPARAGUS 'Mary Washington'
SEEDS: S006
This traditional open-pollinated variety is still a garden favourite. Mary Washington is a proven performer due to its vigour and good resistance to rust. Abundant slender spears producedduring spring. Grow in the dark to ...
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BEAN 'BLACK VALENTINE'
BEAN 'BLACK VALENTINE'
SEEDS: S0113
An old Heirloom that dates back to 1897. This black bean is excellent as a fresh snap bean and an equally good soup bean which makes this the perfect all-purpose bean. A bush bean the has 15cm long green pods with ...
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BROAD BEAN 'AQUADULCE'
BROAD BEAN 'AQUADULCE'
SEEDS: S009
A heavy cropping early strain with fragrant black and white flowers. Wonderful emerald green beans are one of the first treasures of the spring harvest. Tender beans delicous either braised or fresh in salads or ...
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CABBAGE RED DRUMHEAD 5 SPEEDINGS
CABBAGE RED DRUMHEAD 5 SPEEDINGS
: PCARD5
Magnificently ornamental, the blue leaves and red round head are a spellbinding colour combination in the vegetable garden. Loaded with antioxidants, it's ideal for slaw, fermentation or a light braising with apple. Heads of up to 3.3kg. 5 speeding plugs in a recyclable blister-pack. Shipped from 13/4/2020.
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CAPSICUM 'CHINESE GIANT'
CAPSICUM 'CHINESE GIANT'
SEEDS: S062
Huge sweet bells of emerald ripening to ruby. Listed in 1902 by Burpee's Seed Co. Harvest in 16 weeks from transplant, 1.3kg/plant.
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CAPSICUM 'SWEET CHOCOLATE' ORGANIC
CAPSICUM 'SWEET CHOCOLATE' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S063
A succulent sweet capsicum with thick flesh, dark chocolate on the outside, and deep burgundy inside when fully ripe. Harvest in 12 weeks from transplant. Yields around 1 kilo of fruit per plant.
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CHICKPEA ORGANIC
CHICKPEA ORGANIC
SEEDS: S395
The perfect multi-purpose crop. This spring planting legume makes a great drought tolerant, nitrogen fixing green manure. Tips and leaves can be pinched off to use in salads and stir fries. Plants that are left to ...
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EGGPLANT 'CASPER'
EGGPLANT 'CASPER'
SEEDS: S083
The friendly ghost of eggplants, unusual white skin, delightfully sweet smokey flavour when grilled or roasted. Compact, just 40cm high, and high yielding - just perfect for small gardens. Yields roughly 9 fruit per ...
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EGGPLANT 'VIOLETTA DI FIRENZE'
EGGPLANT 'VIOLETTA DI FIRENZE'
SEEDS: S1161
Plump Italian queen of heirloom eggplants. Translates as 'Purple from Florence'. Creamy bitterless texture to hefty ruffled tear drop shaped fruit which are stunning from garden to table. Perfect size for a ...
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GARLIC 'ITALIAN WHITE' (2 heads)
GARLIC 'ITALIAN WHITE' (2 heads)
BULBS: BGAIW
A popular garlic with a warm zesty flavour that leaves little after taste. A softneck variety with a creamy white sometimes purple cloves and wrappers. Sourced from a NSW grower this variety grows well in a range of ...
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GREEN SOY BEAN
GREEN SOY BEAN
SEEDS: S030
Small fuzzy pods containing nutty tasting, nutritious soy beans. A perfect accompaniment to serve with beer, or for the health conscious use to make tofu.
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HEIRLOOM TOMATO SEED COLLECTION
HEIRLOOM TOMATO SEED COLLECTION
SEEDS: SHTC
We know our tomatoes! For over 30 years Diggers has been trialling and tasting tomatoes and we are collecting our favourite premier heirloom varieities together in a rainbow of colours. Collection seed packets of ...
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KALE 'DWARF BLUE SCOTCH'
KALE 'DWARF BLUE SCOTCH'
SEEDS: S1204
A handsome compact kale with tight frilly blue-green leaves. This one never gets bitter no matter how hot or cold it gets. Unlike other brassicas this kale can stand up to the heat and will produce right ...
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KALE 'GREEN'
KALE 'GREEN'
SEEDS: S366
The frilly green leaves make a real feature in the spring vegie garden. Used to make the traditional German dish grunkohl or more simply prepared as a winter green in soups and pies.
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KALE 'HALBHOHER GRUNER'
KALE 'HALBHOHER GRUNER'
SEEDS: S1214
Kale is incredibly popular in Germany and this variety translates to `semi-high green curly'. Cold and frost tolerant. Ideal for autumn sowings. Crinkly bright green leaves are tightly frilled making this a ...
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LETTUCE 'FLAME' ORGANIC
LETTUCE 'FLAME' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S128
One of the best loose leaf types and about as red as they come with a soft buttery texture. It is slow to bolt to seed making it a good choice for warmer weather.
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PEA 'SUGAR SNAP' CLIMBING
PEA 'SUGAR SNAP' CLIMBING
SEEDS: S174
Shell for full size peas, or eat pod and all. Yields 230g per plant. Edible pods.
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PRODUCTIVE PATCH VEGETABLE COLLECTION
PRODUCTIVE PATCH VEGETABLE COLLECTION
SEEDS: SPPC
Grow our highest yielding varieties to provide you with a bumper backyard harvest. Ideal vegetable starter kit to form the backbone of your vegie garden throughout the year. This mini-plot collection includes 8 packets ...
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RADISH 'PINK LADY SLIPPER'
RADISH 'PINK LADY SLIPPER'
SEEDS: S193
Pink Lady Slipper is a charming yet robust addition to our radish offerings. Its crisp texture and mild pungency made it a taste test winner. The roots are an attractive pink colour, elongated with a blunt ...
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ROCKMELON 'KAZAKH' ORGANIC
ROCKMELON 'KAZAKH' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S2012
Flavorsome and compact exclusive new release. Originating from ancient Kazarkhstan, he vine has scalloped leaves and fruit with a distinctive yellow tint and a mottled green texture. Highly regarded in ...
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ROCKMELON 'SHARLYN'
ROCKMELON 'SHARLYN'
SEEDS: S201
Winner of our 2016-17 Rockmelon trial, Sharlyn resembles an elongated cantaloupe but with a more restrained balance of sweetness. Its pale orange flesh is soft near the center and more firm near the rind. Its ...
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ROQUETTE APOLLO
ROQUETTE APOLLO
SEEDS: S003
We love the large round fleshy leaves of Apollo as they spice up salads and are so quick and easy to grow and harvest.
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THE FAST FEAST COLLECTION
THE FAST FEAST COLLECTION
SEEDS: SFFC
Forget fast food and grow your own fast feast! This is a collection of our fastest growing cool season vegies and greens suitable for sowing and growing now. Collection includes enough vegetables to feed a family of four in a 2x1m plot, with 14 packets of seeds that will have some produce available for harvest in just 4-6 weeks right through to ...
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Complete Autumn Vegie Patch Collection
Complete Autumn Vegie Patch Collection
SEEDS: SCAVPC
A collection of our favourite cool season crops to fill your garden with produce this winter and early spring. Includes Broad Bean 'Çhocolate Flowered', Broccoli 'Green Sprouting', Cabbage 'Mini Wombok', Carrot 'Paris Market', Cauliflower 'Mini', Kale 'Halbhoher Gruner', Lettuce Heirloom Mix, Parsnip 'Hollow Crown', Pea 'Greenfeast', Radish 'Fre...
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
Membership: MNE2VS
Grow the best tasting vegies with free Beetroot'Bulls blood', Carrot 'St Valery', Broccoli 'Romanesco' and Silverbeet 'Fordhook' seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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