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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Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

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

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Cucumis melo, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Sweet orange flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Rosella

Rosella

Hibiscus sabdariffa, 35 seeds

  • Annual 200cm
  • Red fleshy fruit

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.20

Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives

Allium tuberosum, 65 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

From $1.00

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Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Ocimum basilicum, 115 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$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

Sage

Sage

Salvia officinalis, 50 seeds

  • Perennial 45cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

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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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

Radish- French Breakfast

Radish- French Breakfast

Raphanus sativus, 115 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Rose/scarlet colour roots with white tip

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

From $1.00

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Chilli- Anaheim

Chilli- Anaheim

Capsicum fruitescens, 30 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • MILD (HEAT: 3/10)

 

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

$1.00

Basil- Lemon

Basil- Lemon

Ocimum americanum, 145 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Radish- Black Spanish Round

Radish- Black Spanish Round

Raphanus sativus, 100 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Heirloom variety from the 1500's

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

From $1.50

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Basil- Genovese

Basil- Genovese

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$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

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

Radish- Watermelon

Radish- Watermelon

Raphanus sativus, 75 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and winter

$1.20

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

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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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