Seeds to sow in early Summer- Tropical climates

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

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Mustard Greens- Red Giant

Mustard Greens- Red Giant

Brassica juncea, 150 seeds

  • Good for baby leaf & microgreens
  • Grown for its large red, slightly savoyed leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Radish- Watermelon

Radish- Watermelon

Raphanus sativus, 75 seeds

  • White roots with red/pink interior
  • Sweet and crisp

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and winter

$1.20

Chilli- Anaheim

Chilli- Anaheim

Capsicum fruitescens, 30 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • MILD (HEAT: 3/10)

 

Sow: Spring or after frost (anytime 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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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

Basil- Genovese

Basil- Genovese

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Capsicum- Sweet Banana

Capsicum- Sweet Banana

Capsicum fruitescens, 35 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Pale yellow banana shaped fruit

 

Sow: Spring or after frost (anytime in warm 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)

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Sage

Sage

Salvia officinalis, 50 seeds

  • Perennial 45cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

Gooseberry, Cape- Golden Nugget

Gooseberry, Cape- Golden Nugget

Physalisi peruviana, 200 seeds

  • Perennial, 120cm
  • Sweet, juicy golden yellow fruit

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.10

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Cucumis melo, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Sweet orange flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Eggplant- Early Long Purple

Eggplant- Early Long Purple

Solanum melongena, 45 seeds

  • Purple fruit to 25cm
  • Very tender

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Eggplant- Tsakoniki

Eggplant- Tsakoniki

Solanum melongena, 50 seeds

  • Long cylindrical fruit growing to 22cm
  • Very attractive purple and white striped skin

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Marigold, French- Petite Harmony

Marigold, French- Petite Harmony

Tagetes patula, 125 seeds

  • Annual 25cm
  • Good for garden borders, garden edges, containers and as a cut flower

 

Sow: Spring, early summer and autumn

$1.50

Radish- White Beauty

Radish- White Beauty

Raphanus sativus, 75 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Round white roots

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and winter

$1.20

Zinnia- Lilliput Mix

Zinnia- Lilliput Mix

Zinnia elegans, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Fully double dome shaped flowers

 

Sow: Spring to summer

$1.00

Aster- Single Rainbow Mix

Aster- Single Rainbow Mix

Callistephus chinenses, 130 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Good for beds, borders and containers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Corn, Sweet- Balinese

Corn, Sweet- Balinese

Zea mays, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Pale yellow kernels

NOT TO WA or TAS 

Sow: Spring and early summer

$1.50

Okra- Clemsons Spineless

Okra- Clemsons Spineless

Abelmoschus esculentus, 10 seeds

  • Gumbo
  • Dark green spineless pods

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

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

Okra- Burgundy

Okra- Burgundy

Abelmoschus esculentus, 10 seeds

  • Gumbo
  • Red pods

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.30