Due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria, please know that we are experiencing delays in despatching orders. Learn more.

Due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria, please know that we are experiencing delays in despatching orders. Learn more.

Legends of Italian Cuisine

The Italians were the first to adopt tomatoes, hundreds of years before the rest of Europe and they don't use the word 'heirloom' because they have never replaced their varieties with multinational hybrids. Their revolutionary cuisine has swept the world.
Page 1 of 1 (20 results).
  • <<
  • <
  • 1
  • >
  • >>
BEAN 'BORLOTTI'
BEAN 'BORLOTTI'
SEEDS: S022
An old Italian favourite for using as dried beans from late summer to winter. The best bean for minestrone soup.
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
BEAN 'ITALIAN ROMANO'
BEAN 'ITALIAN ROMANO'
SEEDS: S011
Out of Seed Savers' collection of 2000 beans, these are the favourite of farm manager, David Cavagnaro. Quickly gaining popularity in Australia, this wide, flat 12cm bean is delicious as a green bean and also provides ...
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
BEETROOT 'CHIOGGIA' ORGANIC
BEETROOT 'CHIOGGIA' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S033
Concentrically eccentric, this was traditionally grown just outside of Venice where it has been part of the cusine since 1538. 60 gram roots at 8 week harvest.
Member $4.25
Non-Member $5.50
Checking stock, please wait..
BROCCOLI 'DE CICCO' ORGANIC
BROCCOLI 'DE CICCO' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S044
ORGANIC! Traditional Italian sprouting broccoli. Harvest the central head first to promote vigorous side shoots for up to 6 months. Harvest in 9 weeks from ...
Member $4.25
Non-Member $5.50
Checking stock, please wait..
BROCCOLI 'ROMANESCO' ORGANIC
BROCCOLI 'ROMANESCO' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S051
A true geometric wonder of the heirloom world. These beautiful lime-green broccoli heads have a delicate flavour and feature a unique spiralling pattern. Ready to harvest 10-14 weeks from transplant. Heads grow up to ...
Member $4.25
Non-Member $5.50
Checking stock, please wait..
Celery ‘Dorata D’Asti’
Celery ‘Dorata D’Asti’
SEEDS: S0892
Easier to grow than other varieties, remaining crisp and juicy without the need for blanching. Snap off the lime-green stems from summer through to autumn and winter. Harvest in 15 weeks, yields 1.1kg per plant.
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
EGGPLANT 'LISTADA DE GANDIA' ORGANIC
EGGPLANT 'LISTADA DE GANDIA' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S1171
A stunning heirloom with showy lavender and white craquelure stripes, that's early to fruit, productive and exquisitely beautiful. Seed Savers list it as an 1850's French heirloom, others insist on it's Italian background, and some say it's Spanish - but there's no debating it's popularity world-wide. There is no need to peel the 15-20cm, almost...
Member $4.25
Non-Member $5.50
Checking stock, please wait..
EGGPLANT 'ROSA BIANCA'
EGGPLANT 'ROSA BIANCA'
SEEDS: S1152
One of our most beautiful eggplants, this Italian heirloom is popular with chefs and heirloom vegetable connoisseurs alike! Plump round white fruit blushed with rosy pink. Rotund and sumptuous!
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
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 ...
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
LETTUCE ITALIAN LOLLO MIX
LETTUCE ITALIAN LOLLO MIX
SEEDS: S135
A mix of foliage colours with heavily-ruffled margins, Lollo (or coral) lettuces are spectacular in a salad and their fan-shaped foliage is perfect for holding ample salad dressing. This mix contains hints of lime-greens, pinks and reds.
Member $3.95
Checking stock, please wait..
TOMATO 'COSTOLUTO GENOVESE' ORGANIC
TOMATO 'COSTOLUTO GENOVESE' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S364
The oldest tomato derived from Pomo Doro Rosso Grosso - it is the Grosse Lisse tomato for Italian gardeners. A must-have for all cooks, the meaty ribbed texture is ideal for preserving and sauces, or just enjoy it slice...
Member $4.25
Non-Member $5.50
Checking stock, please wait..
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 ...
Member $4.25
Checking stock, please wait..
TOMATO 'PERIFORME ABRUZZESE'
TOMATO 'PERIFORME ABRUZZESE'
SEEDS: S365
An exquisite, pear-shaped, saucy tomato as bottom heavy and thin waisted as Sophia Loren. The juiciest fruit and luscious flavour put it among the all-time greats, voluptuous or not!
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
TOMATO 'SAN MARZANO'
TOMATO 'SAN MARZANO'
SEEDS: S367
'The tomato' that launched a whole cuisine. Superior to all others for peeling and preserving for sauce and paste, pizza and pasta. Coreless and cylindrical, it is so productive you'll never need to ...
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
ZUCCHINI 'LONG FLORENCE'
ZUCCHINI 'LONG FLORENCE'
SEEDS: S3752
Picked with its flower attached "before it's out of the cradle", this olive-green ribbed zucchini from Italy is the best selection for long harvest (4 months) or for flowers for stuffing. Its gigantic leaves are ...
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
ZUCCHINI 'TROMBONCINO'
ZUCCHINI 'TROMBONCINO'
SEEDS: S192
The zucchini with outstanding flavour that doesn't get too big too soon. Train the quick growing vines up a trellis so it hangs straight. Fruit reaches 1m but it is best picked at 25cms long. Huge yields, fruits for ...
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
CAPSICUM MIXED ITALIAN FRYERS
CAPSICUM MIXED ITALIAN FRYERS
SEEDS: S066
The best long sweet Italian varieties in green, red and yellow for roasting or frying. Including red Jimmy Nardello, green Lombardo and golden Bull's Horn.
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
CAPSICUM QUADRATO D'ASTI GIALLO ORGANIC
CAPSICUM QUADRATO D'ASTI GIALLO ORGANIC
SEEDS: S0632
This Italian sweet pepper is huge and blocky, ripening from green to yellow as it becomes sweeter. Thick, crisp and chunky- these are the biggest capsicums we've ever grown at Diggers.
Member $4.25
Checking stock, please wait..
ITALIAN  VEGETABLE COLLECTION
ITALIAN VEGETABLE COLLECTION
SEEDS: S264
Our cuisine has been transformed by the world's most passionate backyard gardeners. From simmering pots of Napolitana sauce to crusty pizza, the Italians know what fine food is. And this collection makes the perfect gift for the gardener that loves to cook. Collection includes: Italian Romano beans,Golden Marconi capsicum, Lollo Mix lettuce, Per...
Member $19.95
Checking stock, please wait..
ZUCCHINI 'COSTATA ROMANESCO'
ZUCCHINI 'COSTATA ROMANESCO'
SEEDS: S2541
The star for slicing! A standout Italian heirloom with heavily ribbed fruit that look like stars when sliced and served. Firm flesh that is perfect for steaming, stir-fries or grilling. Harvest in just 6 weeks, ...
Member $3.95
Non-Member $4.95
Checking stock, please wait..
Page 1 of 1 (20 results).
  • <<
  • <
  • 1
  • >
  • >>
Back To Top
Member Exclusives
GARLIC GAMBLER'S CHOICE
GARLIC GAMBLER'S CHOICE
BULBS: BGACOG
LAST REMAINING STOCK Gamblers Choice, lucky dip selection of garlic. Garlic needs to be planted soon, so we are clearing remaining stock with this discounted offer! Great tasting garlic ready to harvest at the start of summer, with up to 12 months of storing, you will have enough to last all year with this pack! Includes 4 packs, each with 2 hea...
Member $25.00
Checking stock, please wait..
OLD WORLD ROSE COLLECTION
OLD WORLD ROSE COLLECTION
PLANTS: RCOOW
PREORDER. Cultivate romance in your garden with an easy collection of heirloom bare root roses both fragrant and dreamy. The collection includes three old world rose varieties 'Madame Isaac Periere', Rugosa 'Roseraie De L'Hay' and climber 'Mutabilis' for wonder and beauty. PREORDER. BAREROOT ROSES WILL BE DESPATCHED FROM MID-JULY
Member $49.95
Non-Member $69.95
Checking stock, please wait..
2 year membership  + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
2 year membership + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
Membership: MNE2SP2
A beautifully illustrated heirloom ‘sow what when’ poster for all areas of Australia so that you'll never have to think about what to sow this month again! You will also receive some free Cauliflower 'Mini' and Kale 'Red Russian' seeds to get your garden started.
Member $79.00
Non-Member $79.00
Checking stock, please wait..