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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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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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BROAD BEAN 'CRIMSON FLOWERED' ORGANIC
BROAD BEAN 'CRIMSON FLOWERED' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S008
ORGANIC! A Diggers exclusive and our favourite broad bean. Crimson flowers brighten the garden in winter and are followed by succulent pods. A precious heirloom recovered by Diggers from Norfolk Island, where it was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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ROQUETTE ORGANIC
ROQUETTE ORGANIC
SEEDS: S004
Spicy leaves can be grown year round, but best in cool weather.
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2021 Gardening Diary & calendar Combo
2021 Gardening Diary & calendar Combo
BOOKS: ADIAC21
The complete garden combo for 2021! The beautifully illustrated Diggers Club Diary features a week to a page, seeds to sow each month, blank pages for seasonal observations, and handy pockets for your seed packets and plant labels, while The Diggers Calendar showcases stunning garden photography to inspire you throughout the entire year. This tr...
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ROSELLA (NATIVE HIBISCUS)
ROSELLA (NATIVE HIBISCUS)
PLANTS: PROSE
Popular as an addition to sparkling wine and cocktails, Rosella, also known as Native Hibiscus, are so much more than a novelty decoration – they can also be made into jam, are high in vitamin C and antioxidants and are a useful tall garden shrub suitable for hedging in areas of full sun. Originally introduced to Australia from West Africa, most...
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AUTUMN BULB COLLECTION
AUTUMN BULB COLLECTION
BULBS: BCOAU
MEMBERS SAVE 50% - Discover the delights of Autumn flowering bulbs! Fill your garden with flowers next autumn with this stunning collection that includes 10 Autumn snowflake, 6 Colhicum byzantinium and 6 of the Copper Storm Lily bulbs. All bulbs are drought-tolerant and easy to grow. A great value Gift idea. Despatch by end November
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