Seeds to sow in Summer- Warm climates (Sub-Tropical)

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

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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

Lettuce- Black Seeded

Lettuce- Black Seeded

Lactuca sativa, 115 seeds

  • Looseleaf variety
  • Fast growing

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Cabbage, Savoy- Green Vertus

Cabbage, Savoy- Green Vertus

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large heads to 2.5kg

 

Sow: Early spring, late summer and autumn

$1.00

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumis sativus, 25 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.00

Cucumber- Poinsett

Cucumber- Poinsett

Cucumis sativus, 30 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.00

Watermelon- Charleston Grey

Watermelon- Charleston Grey

Citrullus lanatus, 15 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Large fruit to 15kg

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.10

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

Cabbage- Early Jersey Wakefield

Cabbage- Early Jersey Wakefield

Brassica oleracea capitata, 95 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Conical heads to 1kg

 

Sow: Early spring, late summer and autumn

$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

Amaranth- Caudatas Red

Amaranth- Caudatas Red

Amaranthus caudatas, 500 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Good for dried or cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

Pumpkin- Big Max

Pumpkin- Big Max

Cucurbita maxima, 5 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Very large fruit to 220kg

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.50

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

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

From $1.00

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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

Cabbage, Chinese- Michihili

Cabbage, Chinese- Michihili

Brassica pekinensis, 120 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Sweet and tender

 

Sow: Early spring, late summer and autumn

$1.00

Swede- Champion Purple Top

Swede- Champion Purple Top

Brassica napus, 150 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Popular variety

 

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

$1.00

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

Capsicum- Sweet Banana

Capsicum- Sweet Banana

Capsicum annuum, 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

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