Seeds to sow in mid Spring- Tropical climates

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

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Sage

Sage

Salvia officinalis, 50 seeds

  • Perennial 45cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Citrullus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Drought resistant

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

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

Rosella

Rosella

Hibiscus sabdariffa, 35 seeds

  • Annual 200cm
  • Red fleshy fruit

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.20

Sorrel

Sorrel

Rumex acetosa, 210 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb/leaf vegetable

NOT TO WA

Sow: Spring and autumn

$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

Squash- Vegetable Spaghetti

Squash- Vegetable Spaghetti

Cucurbita pepo, 10 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Amazing spaghetti like flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50

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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Mustard Greens- Wasabi

Mustard Greens- Wasabi

Brassica juncea, 130 seeds

  • Annual
  • Most commonly used for baby leaf production

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Chilli- Cayenne

Chilli- Cayenne

Capsicum annum, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • HOT (HEAT: 8/10)

 

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

$1.00

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

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Cucumis melo, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Sweet orange flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

From $1.10

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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- 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

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Long straight spears

 

Sow: Spring

$1.10

Chinese Cabbage, Pak Choi - White Stem

Chinese Cabbage, Pak Choi - White Stem

Brassica rapa, 100 seeds

  • Tender white stems
  • Good for microgreens

 

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

From $1.00

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Californian Poppy- Single Choice Mix

Californian Poppy- Single Choice Mix

Eschscholzia californica, 125 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Good for bedding, borders and rock gardens

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Lettuce- White Boston

Lettuce- White Boston

Lactuca sativa, 200 seeds

  • Butterhead type
  • Mid sized light green heads

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Chilli- Catarina

Chilli- Catarina

Capsicum annum, 25 seeds

  • Mexican variaty
  • HOT (HEAT: 8/10)

 

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

$1.50

Corn, Sweet- Anasazi

Corn, Sweet- Anasazi

Zea mays, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Multi-coloured cobs

NOT TO WA, TAS OR NT

Sow: Spring and early summer

$1.65

Cumin

Cumin

Cuminin cyminum, 200 seeds

  • Annual 20cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00