Seeds to sow in late Summer- Tropical climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in late Summer in tropical climates.  This list is not complete.  Browse this website for more varieties.

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Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Poppy, Shirley- Double Mix

Poppy, Shirley- Double Mix

Papaver rheoas, 500 seeds

  • Annual 70cm
  • Good for beds, borders and as a cut flower

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn (and winter in warm climates)

$1.00

Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives

Allium tuberosum, 65 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

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Carrot- All seasons

Carrot- All seasons

Daucas carota, 160 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (and winter with moderate results)

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Linaria- Fairy Bouquet Mixed

Linaria- Fairy Bouquet Mixed

Linaria macroccana, 500 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Good range of colour

 

Sow: Autumn, early winter (and spring in cool climates)

$1.00

Snapdragon- Tetra Mix

Snapdragon- Tetra Mix

Antirrhinum majus maximum, 500 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 70cm
  • Ideal for cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Chilli- Jalapeno

Chilli- Jalapeno

Capsicum annum, 25 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • MEDIUM (HEAT: 5/10)

 

Sow: Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)

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Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumis sativus, 20 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Fruit to 22cm

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.20

Brussels Sprouts- Long Island Improved

Brussels Sprouts- Long Island Improved

Brassica oleracea gemmifera, 110 seeds

  • Sprouts growing to 4cm
  • Excellent flavour

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

$1.00

Poppy- Flanders

Poppy- Flanders

Papaver rheoas, 500 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Red flowers

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn (and winter in warm climates)

$1.00

Corn, Sweet- Golden Bantam

Corn, Sweet- Golden Bantam

Zea mays, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Cobs up to 17cm

NOT TO WA or TAS 

Sow: Spring and early summer

$2.50

Cabbage- Golden Acre

Cabbage- Golden Acre

Brassica oleracea var. capitata, 90 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Small heads growing up to 1.6kg

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Cauliflower- Early Jesi

Cauliflower- Early Jesi

Brassica oleracea botrytis, 90 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Large heads up to 1.8kg

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

$1.00

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Cucurbita pepo, 10 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Popular home garden variety

 

Sow: Spring and summer (or after frost)

$1.40

Aquilegia- McKanna Giants Mix

Aquilegia- McKanna Giants Mix

Aquilegia viridiflora, 200 seeds

  • Perennial 80cm
  • Long spurred flowers

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn (and spring in cool climates)

$1.00

Marigold, French- Bonita Mix

Marigold, French- Bonita Mix

Tagetes patula, 125 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Good for garden borders, garden edges, containers and as a cut flower

 

Sow: Spring, early summer and autumn

$1.50

Capsicum- Californian Wonder

Capsicum- Californian Wonder

Capsicum annum, 35 seeds

  • Also known as "Sweet Pepper"
  • Fruit to 10cm

 

Sow: Spring or after frost in cool climates, anytime in warm climates

$1.00

Stock, Evening Scented

Stock, Evening Scented

Matthiola bicornis, 500 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Night Scented Stock

NOT TO WA 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Carrot- Atomic Red

Carrot- Atomic Red

Daucas carota, 150 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Red carrots to 20cm

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.20

Pumpkin- Waltham Butternut

Pumpkin- Waltham Butternut

Cucurbita moschata, 10 seeds

  • Nutty flavour
  • Pear shaped fruit growing up to 2kg

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.40

Sage

Sage

Salvia officinalis, 50 seeds

  • Perennial 45cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Kwang Moon

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Kwang Moon

Brassica oleracea var. capitata, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Tender white stems

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Lobelia- Emperor William

Lobelia- Emperor William

Lobelia erinus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 10cm
  • Small blue flowers

 

Sow: Autumn (and spring in cooler climates)

$1.10