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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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CUCUMBER 'RICHMOND GREEN APPLE' ORGANIC
CUCUMBER 'RICHMOND GREEN APPLE' ORGANIC
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 ...
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FRANK'S PEA (c. 1853) ORGANIC
FRANK'S PEA (c. 1853) ORGANIC
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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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TOMATO 'GROSSE LISSE' ORGANIC
TOMATO 'GROSSE LISSE' ORGANIC
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 ...
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TOMATO 'MORTGAGE LIFTER'
TOMATO 'MORTGAGE LIFTER'
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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COMPLETE SUMMER VEGIE COLLECTION
COMPLETE SUMMER VEGIE COLLECTION
PLANTS: PCOSVP
Grow your own summer vegie garden with this instant collection of our top tasting heirloom vegetables! The pack comes with our three best tasting tomatoes ('Tommy Toe', 'Pink Bumblebee' and 'Crazy Barry'), plus 3 'California Wonder' capsicums, 3 'Listada di Gandia' Italian Eggplants, and 5 Basil speedings plus Heirloom Lettuce Mix and Lebanese C...
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RHUBARB GARDEN COLLECTION
RHUBARB GARDEN COLLECTION
PLANTS: PRHCO
Harvest fresh rhubarb all year with this garden collection of rhubarbs. With summer varieties 'Cherry Red' and 'Big Boy' for the warmer months, then abundant short day cropping from 'Winter Wonder' you can grow all your rhubarb needs for the year in 5m square. Two bare root crowns of each, available winter only.
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2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE POTATO PACK
2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE POTATO PACK
Membership: MNE2PT
SPECIAL WEB OFFER- Join The Diggers Club today for two years and you'll receive a free packet of King Edward seed potatoes. This variety is unbeaten all-rounder. Plant them after the chance of frost is over and enjoy your own home grown spuds. You'll also receive our 'Welcome to the Club' gift pack of 2 free packets of seeds, the current Diggers...
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