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Australian Heirlooms

Iconic Australian Heirlooms. A great place to start your heirloom adventure!
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BEAN 'LAZY HOUSEWIFE' ORGANIC
BEAN 'LAZY HOUSEWIFE' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S019
Our oldest climbing bean dating back to 1802. Described in Burpee's 1888 Farm Annual as being "broad thick and very fleshy and entirely stringless...and being peculiarly luscious... it derived its name which seems discourteous from its immense productiveness". What more can you say except that they suit house-husbands just as well. Yields 773g/p...
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CARROT 'WESTERN RED'
CARROT 'WESTERN RED'
SEEDS: S078
We are thrilled to be able to offer you seeds from the original strain of this reliable true blue Aussie carrot. The most popular variety for Australian market gardeners for decades due to its high yield and long tapering roots. We would like to pay tribute to the late Reg O'Connor from Natimuk (aka Reg the Veg) for donating these seeds to Digge...
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CUCUMBER 'CRYSTAL APPLE'
CUCUMBER 'CRYSTAL APPLE'
SEEDS: S1042
We have managed to track down the original strain of this iconic Australian heirloom. Our cucumber has white skin, delicious citrusy flesh and is the size of a small apple, just like the ones described in the best Australian seed catalogues in the 1930's.
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CUCUMBER 'RICHMOND GREEN APPLE'
CUCUMBER 'RICHMOND GREEN APPLE'
SEEDS: S087
An Australian heirloom that is starting to gain a following with gardeners worldwide. Plump round green 'apples' with crisp, white flesh that is incredibly juicy with a refreshing tang. None of the bitterness in the skin other types can have. An incredibly prolific producer with around 10 kilos per plant.
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LETTUCE 'AUSTRALIAN YELLOW LEAF'
LETTUCE 'AUSTRALIAN YELLOW LEAF'
SEEDS: S125
We are proud to be a part of the re-introduction of this Australian heirloom. Unique lime-yellow leaves are a favourite amongst Diggers staff. Beautiful in the garden and on the plate.
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ONION 'AUSTRALIAN BROWN'
ONION 'AUSTRALIAN BROWN'
SEEDS: S155
This strain of Australian Brown was selected from a popular market garden variety grown near Colac in the 1940's. The thick brown skin make it one of the best storing varieties.
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PEA 'FRANKS' PEA' (c. 1853)
PEA 'FRANKS' PEA' (c. 1853)
SEEDS: S1691
An heirloom made available through Diggers member May Barnes, this is a delectable snap pea while young which matures to an equally delicious shelling pea. A vigorous plant with spectacular mauve flowers, it's beautiful and edible. Yields 250g per plant. CIRCA 1853. LIMITED STOCK!
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PUMPKIN 'IRONBARK' ORGANIC
PUMPKIN 'IRONBARK' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S184
An iconic Australian heirloom that is as thick skinned as any polititcian making it our best storing pumpkin. Dense bright orange flesh is sweet and delicious when baked- always popular in our in house taste tests. A proud Australian contibution to the diverse world of Heirlooms. Australian blue skinned pumpkins have a global reputation. LIMITED...
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PUMPKIN 'QUEENSLAND BLUE'
PUMPKIN 'QUEENSLAND BLUE'
SEEDS: S1861
One of Australia's most popular blue pumpkins, seed was shared with the US back in 1932, and this Aussie heirloom is now famous worldwide. Excellent storage qualities. Harvest in 19 weeks.
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PUMPKIN 'TRIAMBLE'
PUMPKIN 'TRIAMBLE'
SEEDS: S175
A rescued Australian favourite that has three distinct lobes, thick blue skin and rich, sweet orange flesh. Harvest in 19 weeks, yields 14kg per plant.
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TOMATO 'BLACK RUSSIAN'
TOMATO 'BLACK RUSSIAN'
SEEDS: S284
This variety makes the most of the short seasons with heat absorbing black skin. We procured seeds of the charcoal-fleshed fruit and passed it through Seed Savers and then on to the rest of the world. Fruits in 11 weeks from transplant and yields 7kg per plant.
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TOMATO 'GROSSE LISSE'
TOMATO 'GROSSE LISSE'
SEEDS: S288
Australia's standard home grown variety was the most popular until our taste test in 1993 which rated it well, but still behind other favourites such as Tommy Toe. The name translates to large and smooth which reflects our preference for "big reds". Fruits in 12 weeks from transplant and yields 16.4kg of fruit per plant with an average fruit siz...
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TOMATO 'MORTGAGE LIFTER' ORGANIC
TOMATO 'MORTGAGE LIFTER' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S292
Creator of Mortgage Lifter, Radiator Charlie, boosted his income from the clapped out pick up trucks he repaired. He also bred beefsteak tomatoes, selling the plants at $1 each. He erased his mortgage in six years and so named one of his best tomatoes, Fruits in 12 weeks from transplant. Yields 16kg per plant with 800g fruit.
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TOMATO 'NONNO'S ITALIAN PEAR' ORGANIC
TOMATO 'NONNO'S ITALIAN PEAR' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S2995
This selection comes to us from Mike Tedesco of WA whose grandfather brought it from San Giorgio, Calabria in 1924. Mike's family has been growing ever since (nearly 100 years!) and it is known as Nonno's (grandfather's) Italian Pear. This is a tall variety that grows best with two or three laterals. The fruit is dark pink when ripe with firm fl...
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AUSTRALIAN HEIRLOOM COLLECTION
AUSTRALIAN HEIRLOOM COLLECTION
SEEDS: S2724
Australians have always been great vegie gardeners and we've put together this selection of tried and true favourites to keep Aussie back gardens productive and abundant. Collection includes one packet each of Bean Australian Butter, Cucumber Richmond Green Apple, Lettuce Australian Yellow Leaf, Onion Australian Brown and Pumpkin Australian Butter.
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AUSTRALIAN HEIRLOOM PUMPKIN COLLECTION
AUSTRALIAN HEIRLOOM PUMPKIN COLLECTION
SEEDS: SAHPC
MEMBERS SAVE Australian gardeners have preserved some of the most exceptional roasting pumpkins in the world of seed saving. We are well know globally for our'grey skins' varieities. We proudly share our favourites Australian heirlooms in this collection; the gray skinned varieities include the exclusive IRONBARK, TRIAMBLE, QUEENSLAND BLUE and e...
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ONION AUSTRALIAN BROWN - FARMERS 10G
ONION AUSTRALIAN BROWN - FARMERS 10G
SEEDS: S155F
FARMERS MARKET BULK PACKET This strain of Australian Brown was selected from a popular market garden variety grown near Colac in the 1940's. The thick brown skin make it one of the best storing varieties. 2550 Seeds
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PUMPKIN 'AUSTRALIAN BUTTER' ORGANIC
PUMPKIN 'AUSTRALIAN BUTTER' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S180
An Australian heirloom pumpkin with pale orange skin with fine-flavoured sweet flesh. These may not appear as butternuts but the taste just as good - perhaps better! Delicious roasted or in soup. Harvest in 19 weeks, yields 9kg per plant. The Diggers Club has proudly worked with the Seed Savers Exchange to perserve these Australian treasures.
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Waves of Blue cut flower collection
Waves of Blue cut flower collection
SEEDS: S912
Produces nature's finest, enchanting shades of blues and whites. Freshly picked, gathered and hand arranged, these plants give a long-lasting, elegant floral arrangement that is sure to impress. Includes Delphinium Butterfly Mix, Blue Sea Holly, Salvia Blue Monday and False Queen Anne's Lace.
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CITRUS STARTER PACK
CITRUS STARTER PACK
PLANTS: WCITSP
If you’re thinking about growing your own citrus at home, this is the ultimate starter collection. We’ve combined five of our favourite varieties to help you create your own citrus grove, including one plant each of Orange ‘Lane’s Late’, Lemon ‘Prior Lisbon’, Lime ‘Tahitian’, Tangelo ‘Minneola’ and Mandarin ‘Imperial’. Once established, you’ll b...
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2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
Membership: MNE2CA2
Join the club and receive an exclusive gift, valued at $30. A stunning calendar featuring key dates, a guide to which seeds to sow each month and plenty of space to add your own events. Plus two free packets of some popular seeds – Tomato 'Black Cherry' and Lettuce Heirloom Mix.
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