Seeds to sow in early Autumn- Tropical Climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in early Autumn 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

Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis, 100 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$2.50

Tomato- Tommy Toe

Tomato- Tommy Toe

Lycopersicon esculentum, 60 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • A large cherry tomato type

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$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

Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella damascena, 110 seeds

  • Annual 45cm
  • Love in a mist

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

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)

From $1.00

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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

Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor, 300 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable/salad green
  • Can also be grown as a sprout and microgreen

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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Silverbeet- Rainbow Chard

Silverbeet- Rainbow Chard

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Mix of yellow, white, pink and red

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)

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Snow Pea- Oregon Sugar Pod

Snow Pea- Oregon Sugar Pod

Pisum sativum, 35 seeds

  • Dwarf plants to 90cm
  • Sweet and crispy pods

NOT TO TAS 

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

From $1.50

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Turnip- Purple Top White Globe

Turnip- Purple Top White Globe

Brassica rapa, 450 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Sweet flavour

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Coriander

Coriander

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Sugarsnap Pea- Cascadia

Sugarsnap Pea- Cascadia

Pisum sativum, 35 seeds

  • Climbing sugarsnap
  • Sweet edible pods to 8cm long

NOT TO TAS 

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

From $1.60

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Tomato- Yellow Pear

Tomato- Yellow Pear

Lycopersicon esculentum, 70 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Small yellow pear-shaped fruit

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.10

Eggplant- Black Beauty

Eggplant- Black Beauty

Solanum melongena, 35 seeds

  • Black/purple fruit growing to 16cm by 13cm
  • Very popular

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Sorrel

Sorrel

Rumex acetosa, 210 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb/leaf vegetable

NOT TO WA 

Sow: Spring 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

Leek- Autumn Giant

Leek- Autumn Giant

Allium porrum, 65 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Long thick stems

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Sage

Sage

Salvia officinalis, 50 seeds

  • Perennial 45cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Silverbeet- Large White Ribbed

Silverbeet- Large White Ribbed

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large flat leaves

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)

$1.00

Viola- Helen Mount "Johnny Jump Up"

Viola- Helen Mount "Johnny Jump Up"

Viola cornuta, 200 seeds

  • Perennial 20cm
  • Good for borders, rockeries and containers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Beetroot- Detroit

Beetroot- Detroit

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Globe shaped roots up to 7cm
  • Good variety for baby leaf and microgreens

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

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Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Cantong

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Cantong

Brassica chinensis, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Thick white stems

 

Sow: Spring, autumn (and summer in cool and moderate climates)

$1.00

Chilli- Jalapeno

Chilli- Jalapeno

Capsicum annum, 25 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • MEDIUM (HEAT: 5/10)

 

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

From $1.00

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