Other and Miscellaneous Seeds

Pohutuwawa - Dwarf Tahitian - 120CMK

Details   Grow in full sun or part shade in well drained soil or in a large pot. Occasionally prune to keep it a nice shape, produces beautiful flowers that last a long time. Attractive in courtyard’s patio’s or near the house, relatively frost hardy
Botanical name   Metrosideros tahitian
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2022
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Price per packet   $4.50 if you buy 1 or more
Australian Blue Oat Grass - 253CMK

Australian Blue Oat Grass - 253CMK

Details   Great for borders, containers, companion planting, or in masse. This hardy grass can tolerate most soils, easy care and very striking with its blue colour.
Botanical name   Helictotrichon sempervirens
Contains at least   approx 100
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2023
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Price per packet   $4.50 if you buy 1 or more
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Cork Oak

Details   This particular seed has come off a line of young (25YO) trees that grow in a windy dry part of Canterbury, these 15 trees have grown well thanks to have originated from areas in, Africa, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. In wetter areas of NZ Cork oak wont do well if they sit in standing water for long periods, but overall they should grow well in most areas. Seed only available during late autumn and early winter, hit the watch tab and be emailed when seed to available again
Botanical name   Quercus suber
Contains at least   30
Date Of Seed Harvest   Autumn 2013
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Price per packet   $5.50 if you buy 1 or more
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Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW

Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW

Details   A purple variety that is sweeter and less fibrous than green asparagus. Takes three years for the crowns to grow large enough before harvesting, though a small amount of light picking can be done in the second year. Seed needs 18 to 23deg for germinating, once seedling first shows itself transplant into its own 2L pot and plant out into its permanent about 12 months later, never let the first seedling spear get frosted till fully in leaf.
Botanical name   Asparagus officinalis
Contains at least   30 seeds
Grower name   Richard Watson
Price per packet   $4.50 if you buy 1 or more
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Quaking Grass - 27RS

Details   Also known as Briza media,
Contains at least   30 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Price per packet   $4.50 if you buy 1 or more
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Ipomoea batatas - Kamote

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Update 31/8/2023. First seedling up from South Island grown seed seen in the attached photo.



Known in South America where is originates as Camote, it is also known here in NZ as as Kumara or Sweet Potato in North America. This widely grown tuber crop is normally grown each year from cuttings. Camote grown from seed rather than a clone is globally rare. The government funded DSIR back in the 70's or 80's carried out a short trial but for some reason was stopped, this may have been the only Ipomoea batatas seed had grown till 2017 when Richard-Paul was gifted some seed from a passionate home gardener/breeder in the US, he then set about starting a long term breeding program with the idea crossing it with a local Kumara.
Six new cultivars were germinated from the first shipment of seed some were able to produce flowers but no seed, this following three seasons were the same till that generation of cultivars died out because they had been cloned six times.
2020 a second attempt was make where fresh seed was sent again from the US breeder and a small number of new cultivars started, but this time cutting were shared with a gardener in the North Island who managed a successful crossing and a small amount of seed was produced. This seed was gifted back and a second crop of 28 seeds was grown 2022-23 form 7 new cultivars. Plans are 2023-24 the 28 seeds will be germinated where its hopes are for at least 5 new cultivars and again more seed, maybe even enough to be made available via our website.... stay tuned by hitting the 'watch' tab

Grower name   Richard-Paul;Watson
Price per packet   $4.50 if you buy 1 or more
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