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.

View our sowing chart to see exact recommended sowing times and climate map.



Anise

Anise

Pimpinella anisum, 130 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum, 250 seeds

  • Perennial 90cm
  • Medicinal and culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.25

Aster- Powderpuffs Mix

Aster- Powderpuffs Mix

Callistephus chinensis, 150 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Basil- Blue Spice

Basil- Blue Spice

Ocimum americanum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Bush

Basil- Bush

Ocimum basilicum minimum, 150 seeds

  • Also known as "Greek Basil"
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Dark Opal

Basil- Dark Opal

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 70cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Genovese

Basil- Genovese

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Green Ruffles

Basil- Green Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Green leaves with feathered edge
  • Culinary Herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.75

Basil- Lemon

Basil- Lemon

Ocimum americanum, 145 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Ocimum basilicum, 115 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Liquorice

Basil- Liquorice

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Dark green leaves with purple accents
  • Strong aniseed flavour

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Mrs Burns Lemon

Basil- Mrs Burns Lemon

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Purple Ruffles

Basil- Purple Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Dark purple leaves with feathered edge
  • High in antioxidants

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Capsicum- Californian Wonder

Capsicum- Californian Wonder

Capsicum annuum, 35 seeds

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

 

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

$1.25

Cauliflower- Snowball

Cauliflower- Snowball

Brassica oleracea botrytis, 70 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Tender 15cm heads

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

From $1.25

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Chilli- Black Olive

Chilli- Black Olive

Capsicum annuum, 10 seeds

  • Attractive dark purpley black fruit
  • MEDIUM/HOT (HEAT: 6.5/10)

 

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

$3.50

Chilli- Cayenne

Chilli- Cayenne

Capsicum annuum, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • HOT (HEAT: 8/10)

 

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

$3.50

Chilli- Habanero Red

Chilli- Habanero Red

Capsicum chinensis, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • HOT (HEAT: 10/10)

 

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

$3.50

Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

Corn, Sweet- Jolly Roger

Corn, Sweet- Jolly Roger

Zea mays, 30 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Large yellow cobs

NOT TO WA, TAS OR NT

Sow: Spring and early summer

$1.25

Cucumber- Spacemaster

Cucumber- Spacemaster

Cucumis sativus, 30 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Bush variety

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.50

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

$1.25

Eggplant- Early Long Purple

Eggplant- Early Long Purple

Solanum melongena, 45 seeds

  • Purple fruit to 25cm
  • Very tender

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25