Brassica

Brassica plants, such as kale, cabbage, and broccoli, are not only rich in essential vitamins and minerals but also provide a diverse and nutritious palette for culinary creations.

These hardy vegetables are well-suited to home gardens, displaying resilience against various environmental conditions and pests.

Moreover, the cultivation of brassicas promotes soil health through their ability to break up compacted soil and contribute organic matter. Their relatively short growing season and adaptability to different climates make them an accessible choice for gardeners of all levels of experience.

Broccoli - De Cicco - 170SS

Broccoli - De Cicco - 170SS

Details   De Cicco Broccoli is a traditional Italian heirloom broccoli, producing medium sized delicious main heads followed by a large yield of side shoot spears.
Propagation: Sow De Cicco Broccoli seeds in trays of potting soil in late summer - early winter, plant out when 2nd leaves have developed.

Botanical name   : Brassica oleraceae
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Date Of Seed Harvest   2021
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   50 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
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Broccoli - white - 101NS

Details   This particular old strain of broccoli takes longer to grow than the modern types while also being a larger plant, so give seedlings a half meter spacing when planting out
Botanical name   Brassica oleracea
Grower name   Nev&Sue Sinclair
Date Of Seed Harvest   2020
Storage Info   frozen stored
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
Brussels Sprout - Darkmar - 102RW

Brussels Sprout - Darkmar - 102RW

Details   Produces large deep green sweet and tasty sprouts over a long period, best sown mid summer for winter picking.
Botanical name   Brassica oleracea
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Date Of Seed Harvest   Nov 2022
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
Cabbage - 'Tette Noire' 4RW

Cabbage - 'Tette Noire' 4RW

Details   A relatively rare cabbage outside of France. This variety of small drum head red cabbage has excellent flavour and is best suited as an autumn cabbage. 





Botanical name   Brassica oleracea
Grower name   Richard Paul
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2021
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
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Kale - Red Ruffled - 51NS

Details   A red on green hues kale with oak leaf ruffled shapes.Very winter hardy and will handle temps as low as -20 deg, does best in soil pH of between 6.1 and 6.5
Botanical name   Brassica napus pabularia
Grower name   Nev&Sue Sinclair
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2018
Storage Info   Seed long term stored in freezer
Contains at least   60
Price per packet   $4.50
Kale - Red Russian - 51RG

Kale - Red Russian - 51RG

Details   Red Russian kale leaves are tender, sweet and mild when picked young.  The red tinged leaves are a bluish blush making them quite attractive.  The leaves are flat with toothed edges.  Usually grows to about half a metre tall but can reach up to 1m tall with a long stalk if left in the ground with enough time to grow.
Botanical name   Brassica oleracea var. sabellica
Grower name   Rick Ginders
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2019
Storage Info   Seed long term stored in freezer
Contains at least   50 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50

Kale - Red Ursa - 51RT

Details  
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.  

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Botanical name   Brassica napus
Grower name   Richard Tew
Date Of Seed Harvest   2018
Storage Info   Seed long term stored in freezer
Contains at least   60
Price per packet   $4.50
Kale - True Siberian - 51RW

Kale - True Siberian - 51RW

Details   A Siberian type highly productive hardy kale. Tolerates weather and water logged soil better than most other kales. Plants are vigorous and large.
 

Botanical name   Brassica napus
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2019
Storage Info   Seed long term stored in freezer
Contains at least   60
Price per packet   $4.50
Kalibos Cabbage - 118RW

Kalibos Cabbage - 118RW

Details   A pointed cabbage with intense reddish-purple leaves and high sugar content. Sow spring for summer and autumn harvest but preventative care is needed against white butterfly
Botanical name   Brassica oleracea
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2020
Storage Info   Seed stored in freezer
Contains at least   40
Price per packet   $4.50
Kohlrabi - Early Purple Vienna - 105SS

Kohlrabi - Early Purple Vienna - 105SS

Details   Purple Vienna Kohlrabi is an heirloom, open-pollinated variety that is an ideal staple crop for cool-weather gardening. It is one of the easiest and most productive continuous harvests throughout autumn and winter months. Plants grow to 30cm tall and produce edible greens (leaves) in addition to the beautiful purple bulbs. The leaves taste similar to kale greens. Bulbs grow above the soil and have a purple exterior with a white flesh. The texture is crunchy and is excellent prepared raw as a slaw or an addition to salads, these should be harvested at about 7.5cm in diameter. 
Propagation: Sow Purple Vienna Kohlrabi seeds directly onto a firm bed of seed raising mix and press in well.  Cover with a light layer of mix.  Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days.

Botanical name   Brassica oleracea
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Date Of Seed Harvest   Dec 2022
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   50 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
Pak Choi, Kwang Moon - 188SS

Pak Choi, Kwang Moon - 188SS

Details   Pak Choi or Bok Choy is a Chinese cabbage native to Hong Kong and Southern China. Ideal in stir-fries, soups or salads. Pak Choi is a cool weather crop that is easy to grow. It grows quickly and can be grown during winter in areas that see little or no frosts, doesn't do so well in summer as it tends to bolt. 
Propagation: Pak Choi Seeds are best sown directly where to grow, in rows or scattered sections, should germinate in 7-14 days.

Botanical name   brassica campestris
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2022
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   40
Price per packet   $4.50
Purple Sprouting Broccoli - 242SPH

Purple Sprouting Broccoli - 242SPH

Details   This Landrace Purple Sprouting Broccoli has beautiful deep purple florets on good sized green stems. Shoots are sweet and tender. Plants can produce a very large sturdy frame. Sow from mid summer and on wards into autumn. Plants can produce over a long period. Pick the florets when they are small to golf ball sized. Prefers fertile heavy soils.
Botanical name   Brassica Oleracea
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   50 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50