Seeds to sow in Summer- Tropical climates

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

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Aster- Ostrich Yellow Feather

Aster- Ostrich Yellow Feather

Callistephus chinenses, 150 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Good as a cut flower

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Cucumis melo, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Sweet orange flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Mustard Greens- Tender Green

Mustard Greens- Tender Green

Brassica juncea, 150 seeds

  • Annual
  • Can be used as a green manure

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Aster- Giant Ray Mix

Aster- Giant Ray Mix

Callistephus chinenses, 130 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Good for beds and borders

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Mustard Greens- Wasabi

Mustard Greens- Wasabi

Brassica juncea, 130 seeds

  • Annual
  • Most commonly used for baby leaf production

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Aster- Powderpuffs Mix

Aster- Powderpuffs Mix

Callistephus chinenses, 150 seeds

  • Annual 75cm
  • Good for beds, borders and containers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

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

Radish- Watermelon

Radish- Watermelon

Raphanus sativus, 75 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and winter

$1.20

Radish- Fire Candle

Radish- Fire Candle

Raphanus sativus, 100 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Long tapered bright red roots

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

$1.00

Capsicum- Yolo Wonder

Capsicum- Yolo Wonder

Capsicum annum, 35 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Sweet and crisp

 

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

$1.00

Chilli- Anaheim

Chilli- Anaheim

Capsicum fruitescens, 30 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • MILD (HEAT: 3/10)

 

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

$1.00

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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Cauliflower- Purple Sicily

Cauliflower- Purple Sicily

Brassica oleracea botrytis, 90 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Large purple heads to 1.2kg

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

$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- Serrano

Chilli- Serrano

Capsicum fruitescens, 35 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • HOT (HEAT: 7/10)

 

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

$1.00

Cauliflower- Early Jesi

Cauliflower- Early Jesi

Brassica oleracea botrytis, 90 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Large heads up to 1.8kg

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

$1.00

Rosella

Rosella

Hibiscus sabdariffa, 35 seeds

  • Annual 200cm
  • Red fleshy fruit

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

Hyssop

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis, 150 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Chilli- Red Cherry Hot

Chilli- Red Cherry Hot

Capsicum annum, 25 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • MEDIUM to HOT (HEAT: 6-7/10)

 

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

$1.00

Radish- Purple Plum

Radish- Purple Plum

Raphanus sativus, 75 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Purple skin with white flesh

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

$1.00

Sage

Sage

Salvia officinalis, 50 seeds

  • Perennial 45cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

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