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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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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ARROWROOT
ARROWROOT
BULBS: BCAED
This adaptable widespread plant is widely cultivated as an important staple root vegetable, and was one of the early Incan foods. Known in South America as Achira, this canna forms a tall screen of lush foliage, a ...
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ARUGULA APOLLO - FARMERS 5G
ARUGULA APOLLO - FARMERS 5G
SEEDS: S003F
FARMERS MARKET BULK PACK (5 grams) Large rounded fleshy leaves will keep producing right through the cooler months, are easy to pick. ...
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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 CALIFORNIA WONDER 3 SPEEDINGS
CAPSICUM CALIFORNIA WONDER 3 SPEEDINGS
PLANTS: PCACW3
A classic variety with huge sweet bells of emerald-green ripening to ruby. Bred in 1928 and still the largest open pollinated heirloom available. DESPATCHED FROM THE 30TH SEPTEMBER
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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 HEIRLOOM MIX - FARMERS 5G
CARROT HEIRLOOM MIX - FARMERS 5G
SEEDS: S074F
FARMERS MARKET BULK PACKETS An exclusive Digger's mix exploding with colours from red to white and purple to yellow. Succulent and sweet, these carrots hold their colour ...
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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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COOKS' TOMATO COLLECTION 6 PACK
COOKS' TOMATO COLLECTION 6 PACK
PLANTS: PTOCC3
Two tomatoes each of these beauties will ensure you have the range you need to meet all of your summer entertaining. Beefteak 'Mortgage Lifter' can be used for slicing in salads, fresh eating and sandwiches, 'Granny's ...
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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 LISTADA DI GANDIA 3 SPEEDINGS
EGGPLANT LISTADA DI GANDIA 3 SPEEDINGS
PLANTS: PEGL3
A compact Italian heirloom dating back to 1850. This early maturing, delicately striped eggplant is stunning to look at and tastes delicious. Yields 3kg per plant. DESPATCHED FROM THE 30TH SEPTEMBER
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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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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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BACKYARD BERRY COLLECTION
BACKYARD BERRY COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCOF
Bought berries lack real fresh fruit flavour, lost in the time between harvest and delivery to supermarkets. Nothing beats picking your own chemical free berries, with a flavour almost forgotten over time! This collection includes all the varieties you need to get your backyard berry garden going, with the promise of years of fruit as a reward. ...
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SUMMER CUT FLOWER SPEEDING COLLECTION
SUMMER CUT FLOWER SPEEDING COLLECTION
PLANTS: PCUTC15
This Speeding collection is the all-in-one collection for the heirloom cut flower aficionado with a unique selection of Diggers ready to go plugs and easy to sow seeds. Great value with 5 Speedings each of Zinnia Queen and Rose Mix, Snapdragon Butterfly Pastel Mix, Chocolate Queen Annes Lace plus seeds of Blue Lace Flower and Zinnia 'Purple Prin...
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2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE VEGIE SEEDS
2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE VEGIE SEEDS
Membership: MNE2VS
Join The Diggers Club for 2 years for $79, just $39.50 per year and you'll receive a FREE Vegetable Seed Collection which includes 1 packet each of Spring Onion Red, Tomato Tigerella, Beetroot Chioggia and Silverbeet 5 Colour mix. The normal price for this collection is $23.75. You'll also receive our 'Welcome to the Club'gift of 2 more free pac...
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