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.

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



Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum, 250 seeds

  • Perennial 90cm
  • Medicinal and culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.25

Aster- Giant Ray Mix

Aster- Giant Ray Mix

Callistephus chinensis, 130 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Good for beds and borders

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Aster- Ostrich Yellow Feather

Aster- Ostrich Yellow Feather

Callistephus chinensis, 150 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Good as a cut flower

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Aster- Single Rainbow Mix

Aster- Single Rainbow Mix

Callistephus chinensis, 130 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • 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- Cinnamon

Basil- Cinnamon

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 70cm
  • 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

$2.00

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- Purple Ruffles

Basil- Purple Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Dark purple leaves with feathered edge
  • High in antioxidants

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50

Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Thai

Basil- Thai

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Cape Gooseberry- Dwarf

Cape Gooseberry- Dwarf

Physalis peruviana, 200 seeds

  • Dwarf variety
  • Sweet, juicy golden yellow fruit

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50

Cape Gooseberry- Golden Nugget

Cape Gooseberry- Golden Nugget

Physalis peruviana, 200 seeds

  • Perennial, 120cm
  • Sweet, juicy golden yellow fruit

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50

Chilli- Habanero Red

Chilli- Habanero Red

Capsicum chinensis, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • HOT (HEAT: 10/10)

 

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

$2.25

Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

Corn, Sweet- Balinese

Corn, Sweet- Balinese

Zea mays, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Pale yellow kernels

NOT TO WA or TAS

Sow: Spring and early summer

$1.75

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

Eggplant- Casper

Eggplant- Casper

Solanum melongena, 50 seeds

  • Ivory skin and white flesh
  • Fruit to 16cm

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.75

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

Eggplant- Rosa Bianca

Eggplant- Rosa Bianca

Solanum melongena, 45 seeds

  • Italian heirloom variety
  • Delicate mild flavour

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25