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.

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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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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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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 'GILBOA ORANGE'
CAPSICUM 'GILBOA ORANGE'
SEEDS: S0642
Large, glossy, bright orange fruit that is more resistant to pests and disease than other varieties. The thick succululent flesh is deliciously sweet either cooked or raw.
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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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CARROT BLACK NEBULA
CARROT BLACK NEBULA
SEEDS: S069
Purple with a white core, this stunning dark carrot makes the tastiest carrot juice. It's easy to grow and maintains its colour after cooking – making for some pretty spectacular carrot soup! Their purple colour comes from a high concentration of anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. If plants are left too long in the garden, enjoy thei...
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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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CHILLI 'EARLY JALAPENO'
CHILLI 'EARLY JALAPENO'
SEEDS: S0933
A high-yielding and compact chilli variety, the 'Early Jalape¤o' is a great, hot addition to the summer vegetable patch. Originating in Mexico, this variety has several uses in the heat-seeking kitchen especially for ...
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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 ROJO DE CASTRO (2 heads)
GARLIC ROJO DE CASTRO (2 heads)
BULBS: BGAROJ
SILVER MEDAL WINNER - A Spanish hardneck late season variety that has burgundy blushed cloves with a slight stripe and silver medal winner at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards for flavour. Great for storing for later use as it lasts for up to 12 months and grows well in cooler climates. Hot, rich, nutty flavour that's rated 9/10. 2 Heads per ...
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GARLIC WHITE CROOKNECK (2 heads)
GARLIC WHITE CROOKNECK (2 heads)
BULBS: BGAWCR
A rare Early season white hardneck garlic that produces a goose neck like 'crookneck' flower scape. Produces large 8-10 pure white cloves and wrappers making them very beautiful in appearance. Good mild to strong flavour with a long lasting aftertaste. Good keeping 6-8 months. Rated 7. 2 Heads per pack
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GREEN SOY BEAN
GREEN SOY BEAN
SEEDS: S030
These small fuzzy pods contain nutritious, nutty-tasting soy beans. A perfect accompaniment to serve with beer or for the health conscious to use in making 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 '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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PEA 'PURPLE PODDED DUTCH' ORGANIC
PEA 'PURPLE PODDED DUTCH' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S166
Definitely our most beautiful pea, the pretty pink flowers are followed by dark bluish-purple pods that conceal the bright green, plump peas. Also known as Capucijner peas, these are a favoutire amongst the ...
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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 'DAIKON WHITE MIYASHIGE' ORGANIC
RADISH 'DAIKON WHITE MIYASHIGE' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S1971
This Japanese radish variety refers to the spherical or cylindrical forms. 'White Miyashige' is know for its sweet and classic daikon root. This form is juicy and flavourful, excellent as a pickled accompaniment or addition to Asian salads and best loved on Vietnamese banh mi rolls. Harvest when 25cm long. A 'winter radish' best planted in autum...
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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 '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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Complete Autumn Harvest Speeding & Seed Collection
Complete Autumn Harvest Speeding & Seed Collection
PLANTS: PCAHS
Everything you need to grow an abundant harvest this autumn! Collection includes five SPEEDINGS each of Cabbage ‘Mini’, Caulifower ‘Mini’, Broccoli ‘Green Sprouting’ and Silverbeet Five Colour Mix, one seed packet each of Broad Bean ‘Aquadulce’, Carrot ‘Baby’, Kale ‘Tuscan Black’, Leek ‘King Richard’, Beetroot ‘Mini Gourmet’, Spinach ‘Bloomsdale...
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Classic Cottage Collection
Classic Cottage Collection
PLANTS: PCCC
Rich, moody colours for a classic spring flower garden. This easy to grow collection includes a total of 15 Speedings, 5 each of delicate Larkspur 'Misty Lavender', bold Snapdragon 'Potomac Red' and Chocolate Queen's Anne's Lace. AVAILABLE FOR ACT, NSW, SA, VIC ONLY
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
Membership: MNE2VS
Grow the best tasting vegies with free Carrot ‘St Valery', Broccoli ‘Romanesco', Beetroot ‘Bull’s Blood' and Silverbeet ‘Fordhook’ seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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