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Celery "Red Giant" Medbury GardensDetails Large strain of perennial celery producing red stalks and pinkish yellow blanched hearts, looks good in raw salads. Stronger tasting than green celery, good for soups and stews. Handles winter frosts better than standard celery varieties, though in heavy frost areas the stems are not eatable during these periods .
Botanical name Apium graveolens var. dulcePrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 200 seeds
Details This seed was first harvested from wild plants that grow just above the high tide mark south of Kaikoura.Botanical name Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 100
Details An early yellow cobbed corn that I select for the number of cobs per plant,the size of the cobs, and the earliest plants that produce ripe seed.Botanical name Zea mays indenataPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 50
Details An heirloom parsnip that dates back to the 1800's,the selection work thats carried out with this variety involves growing it for one full season before been dug up and only choosing the longest widest roots,these are then replanted to allow for flowering and seed production. Botanical name Pastinaca sativaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 200
Details This line of broad bean can withstand heavy winter frosts as low as -10deg here in the Amuri basin but equally handles the heat as well,its grown unsupported and which will grow up to 1.5m tall. In colder parts of the South Island and Inland North Island you dont want to sow broad beans between March and and early May if plants are over 10cm tall, heavy frosts will damage or kill. Plants under this size handle frosts well.Botanical name Vicia fabaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 30
Details i find this red loose leafed lettuce the most winter hardy of all the lettuces i grow,its also slow to boltBotanical name Lactuca sativaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 100
Details Grows to 3m with large heads.The selection work that has gone in to this line of sunflowers has been where any plant that grew side shoots was pulled out, once the plants have reached maturity i look for those that have wide stumps which handle wind best along wind, also seed heads that face vertical down so as to stop birds get at the seed.Botanical name Helianthus annuusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 30
Details A large black skin white flesh winter radish that can get to the dinner size of a dinner plate size while still remaining mild tastingBotanical name Raphanus sativusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 100
Tomato 'long keeper' - Medbury GardensDetails As the name suggests this tomato has a slow ripening fruit that keeps well into winter, a close relative to Burpee Long keeper,this is tomato that i like to start mid summer and pick green late autumn so they slowly ripen though in the winter.A mid size dark red skin red inside during summer but doesn't get as dark during the cooler months.
Price per packet $4.00Packet contents 40
EpazoteDetails An annual culinary herb traditionally used in Mexican quesadillas. Also known as Mexican tea and wormseed due to its anti helmintic properties. Tastes like a very strong tarragon. Seed available again Feb 2017
Botanical name Chenopodium ambrosioidesPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 200 seeds
Beet - Mangelbeet - Medbury GardensDetails .
Best eaten when small while still sweet,larger roots used as animal feed. Sow in spring or after the shortest day in the northern half of North IslandBotanical name Beta vulgarisPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 100
Onion "Medbury Red Longkeeper" - Medbury GardensDetails The history of this onion is unknown, a very large red onion with tends to be more white inside than other reds. selection involves replanting the longest keepers for seed production,often as late as October.
Botanical name Allium cepaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50 seeds
Salsify - Medbury GardensDetails The roots when cooked have a mild oyster-like flavour. The leaves can also be used in salads and have a nutty lettuce like flavour.
Botanical name Tragopogon porrifoliusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50 seeds
Turnip "Scarlet" - Medbury GardensDetails Red turnip with hairless red veined leaves. Bred from a three way cross of red and purple turnips selected for vigour and hardiness. Genetically diverse strain that is currently being selected for slow bolting also, this is done by sowing in Sep and pulling the first 50% that produce flower stem, the remaining are left for seed production.
Botanical name Brassica rapa var rapaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 80 seeds
Pea - Snow- Giant Mammeth- Medbury GardensDetails Grows to over 1m tall.
Edible podded peas with tender, meaty, sweet and tasty crunchy young pods. Should be picked as a vegetable when young as pod production commences early. Excellent raw or in stir fries. Likes cool climate and hardy. 70 days.
NOTE: Pea seeds are sensitive to over watering during germination, just keep the soil moist and not waterlogged.
Botanical name Pisum sativumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 40 seeds
Kale "Red Ursa"- Four Peaks PaddocksDetails Combines the broadleaf frills of Siberian kale with the colour of Red Russian. Great raw flavour for salads. Bolting purple stems of over wintered plants are very sweet, perfect for stir frying.
Botanical name Brassica napusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 60
Parsley- Hamburg root parsley - Medbury GardensDetails Hamburg is grown for its very tasty roots that are good raw and cooked, divine oven roasted also great with mashed potatoes,leaves can also be eaten.
Sow in spring in deep free draining soil as it takes a full growing season to reach full sizeBotanical name Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 100