Vegetables

Summer Harvest

These vegies seem to capture the essence of summer warmth. Their flavour is intense and rich, and some real vegie favourites ripen and are ready for harvest during the warmer weather. Many summer vegies – such as cucumbers, tomatoes and capsicum – make ideal components for summer salads. Like all vegies, their flavour is at it peak when they’re freshly picked – and you can only have them like this when you grow your own.

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Baby Beets

Baby Beets are sweet and delightfully tender; harvest when young and dainty to enjoy them at their best. Roast slowly and simply to bring out their full sweetness, with just a kiss of butter.

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Beans - Climbing 'Purple King'

A vigorous variety that produces heavy crops of medium-sized, flat, dark purple pods which turn a rich green colour when cooked.

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Beans Climbing 'Scarlet Runner'

Adding colour to the vegetable garden, this variety of Scarlet Runner boasts exceptionally high yields of long pods.

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Beans Climbing 'Stringless Scarlet'

Our trials show this newly bred variety to develop significantly less stringless than any other.

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Beans Dwarf 'Chef's Choice'

An all-new variety that produces copious quantities of medium size, straight, round, stringless beans.

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Beans Dwarf 'Freezer Slims'

This heavy cropping variety produces extra long rather flat pods that are ideal for angle slicing and freezing.

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Beans Dwarf 'Golden Wax II'

An easily grown and highly attractive variety that produces an abundance of long golden, tender pods.

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Beans Dwarf 'Long John'

A rich abundance of long, round succulent pods. Tender, green and stringless.

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Beans Dwarf 'Tendergreen'

Flat and fleshy, stringless and flavoursome. Round pods grow to 16cm and sometimes develop attractive purple fleck.

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Beans Dwarf 'Top Crop'

An early maturing variety, producing abundant quantities of medium sized round pods.

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Beetroot 'Cylindra'

Cylindra produces unique elongated, slender roots that are ideal for slicing. Smooth textured skin, with rich red flesh and a sweet, subtly earthy flavour.

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Beetroot 'Derwent Globe'

Derwent Globe produces deep red, globe-shaped roots. Flesh is deliciously tender, juicy and sweet. Fast maturing, and grows all year round in most climates.

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Beetroot 'Super King'

This delicious hybrid beet is a strong and consistent grower, and quick to develop to generous full size. Superb slowly roasted, used in relish, fresh salads, or as the ultimate in burger ingredients.

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Broccoli 'Summer Green'

An excellent hot weather variety that can be planted for summer picking.

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Cabbage 'Racer Drumhead'

A hybrid variety, producing large heads of 2.5-4kg.

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Cabbage 'Sugarloaf'

A conical shaped, sweet flavoured cabbage that is very early maturing.  Hardy and reliable.

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Capsicum 'Colour Salad Selection'

A choice collection of colourful capsicums in various shapes and sizes including green, orange, red and purple.

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Capsicum 'Giant Bell'

Bright green glossy fruit changing to a lush red at maturity. Sweet and mild. Grows vigorously.

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Carrot 'Baby'

A superb, crisp, sweet variety.  Quick to grow, rich in Vitamin A and carotene.  Great for patios containers.

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Carrot 'Egmont Gold'

A large superbly crunchy and vigorous variety.

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Carrot 'Express Hybrid'

An extremely reliable cylindrical hybrid carrot that will grow to a good long length.

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Carrot 'Majestic Red'

An Australian-bred variety. Has excellent colour, flavour and adapts to most climatic regions. Very crunchy!

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Carrot 'Manchester Table'

Easily grown to 20cm in length, these cylindrical carrots are popular for their crisp, sweet, deep orange flesh.

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Carrot 'Topweight'

The most popular of all carrots.  Vigorous growing with long fleshy red roots.  Rich in vitamins.

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Celery 'Green Crunch'

A crisp and crunchy popular salad variety.  Long stringless stalks which can be harvested as desired.

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Chilli 'Long Red Cayenne'

This heirloom chilli from South America is the traditional ingredient in ground cayenne pepper. Delicious fresh or dried, a perfect everyday chilli to add a spicy zest to dishes.

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Chilli Pepper Jalapeno (Organic)

Peppery green to red chillies, becoming hotter as they ripen. This compact, ornamental bush produces an abundant crop over a long period. Yates organic seeds have been grown just as nature intended, under strictly controlled, organic, chemical free conditions.

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Cress 'Salad Curled'

A prolific and refreshing herb. Its vivid green curls are ideal for garnishing.  Easily grown in window boxes or pots.

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Cucumber 'Apple Cucumber'

This variety yields prolific numbers of crisp, creamy-skinned fruit.  Excellent for summer salads.

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Cucumber 'Burpless'

A vigorous and high yielding, delightfully nutty flavoured cucumber.

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Cucumber 'Lebanese'

This improved variety produces heavy crops of sweet-flavoured, smooth-skinned cucumbers that are very mild and low in acid.

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Cucumber 'Long Green'

A fleshy, easy to grow vegetable. Excellent for slicing. Yields sweet, crisp, emerald green fruit.

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Eggplant 'Blacknite'

Rich deep purple fruit.  Smooth skinned and good sized.  A vigorous, high yielding variety.

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Eggplant Black Beauty (Organic)

Large, richly-coloured fruit with smooth, glossy skin. A vigorous, high yielding variety. Also called aubergine, this fruit can be used across a wide range of culinary styles. Yates organic seeds have been grown just as nature intended, under strictly controlled, organic, chemical free conditions.

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Lemongrass

An aromatic grass with a subtle citrus flavour. Use the stalks crushed and finely chopped to add a fragrant lemon essence to curries, stir-fries and noodle dishes.

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Lettuce 'Buttercrunch'

Loose leaf, light green nutty flavoured leaves. Good in warm climates.

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Lettuce 'Cos'

Sweet yet piquant flavour.  Quite distinct from normal lettuce with thicker, crisper leaves.  Upright and cylindrical, forming tall, loose heads.

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Lettuce 'Great Lakes'

Is a large, solid-hearted variety, crisp and sweet.  Endures summer heat without running to seed.  A must for summer salads.

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Lettuce 'Greenway'

Has been specially bred by Yates for our warm summer conditions. A large crispbread style variety, it is ideal for summer salads.

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Lettuce 'Salad Mix'

A real smorgasbord of our most popular lettuce varieties. From Cos types to tender and tasty Mignonettes, this mixture will enhance your salads.

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Lettuce 'Webbs Wonderful'

A well-known favourite summer lettuce. Although now largely superseded by recently bred varieties like Greenway, Webbs Wonderful remains popular with traditional gardeners.

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Mesclun 'French Salad Mix'

Grow all the leafy ingredients for a flavour-filled salad.  Mesclun Mix includes endive, corn salad, rocket, chicory and a selection of colourful lettuces.

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Mustard 'Quick Salad'

Fresh and appetising with a peppery, tangy flavour. Enhances the quality of many dishes. Quick and easy to grow. Ideal for pots and containers.

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Onion 'Pukekohe Longkeeper'

Golden globes of crisp, pungent flesh.  An excellent, main crop variety.  Stores well up to 10 months.

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Onion 'Sweet Red'

Popular red variety with a mild flavour.  Odourless, fresh tasting and versatile.

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Organic Seeds 'Beetroot - Dark Red'

This rich, red, globe-shaped favourite is sweet and tender and grown under chemical-free conditions.

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Organic Seeds 'Radish - Cherry Belle'

Plump, cherry-red globes with crisp white flesh.  Yates organic seeds have been grown under strict chemical free conditions.

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Organic Seeds 'Rocket Salad Leaves'

A rapid grower with peppery flavoured leaves, popular in salad mixes and grown under strict chemical free conditions.

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Parsnip 'Hollow Crown'

Large, tapering roots.  Creamy, tender, and sweet-flavoured.

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Parsnip 'Yatesnip'

Smooth creamy white skin.  Popular, heavy-yielding variety.  Harvest in winter or early spring.

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Peas 'Earlicrop Massey'

A heavy cropping dwarf variety that matures early with well-filled pods of sweet flavored peas.  Excellent for fresh use or freezing.

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Peas 'Greenfeast'

An all-time favourite pea. This mid-season dwarf variety produces very heavy crops of large, even pods of excellent flavour.

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Peas 'Novella'

A self-supporting dwarf pea that requires no staking at all.  Produces high yields of very sweet, tender peas.  Pods grow at the top of bush and are easy to pick.

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Peas Dwarf 'Sugarsnap'

The pea that thinks it's a bean!  Pea and pod are both sweet, juicy and flavoursome.  Eat the pea whole, or let it grow longer then shell.

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Peas Sugarsnap 'Climbing'

The pea that thinks it's a bean! Pea and pod are both sweet, juicy and flavoursome. Eat the pea whole, or let it grow longer then shell.

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Pumpkin 'Buttercup'

Faster maturing than most pumpkins. Buttercup has a sweet, nutty flavour and relatively dry flesh.

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Pumpkin 'Butternut'

Bold, chunky, orange flesh with a nutty flavour and small seed cavity.  Hardy reliable variety, with heavy crop of 1-2kg size fruit.

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Pumpkin 'Golden Nugget'

Is the ideal pumpkin to grow in limited spaces. The bush produces a good crop of medium-sized orange fruit of excellent flavour.

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Pumpkin 'Hybrid Grey Crown'

A new generation!  Medium size, uniform shape.  A thin skin and small seed cavity provides plenty of solid orange flesh that is exceptionally sweet.

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Pumpkin 'Queensland Blue'

Blue-grey ribbed skin surrounds rich orange flesh.  Firm and reliable.  Sweet and dry.  Can be stored for 5-6 months.

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Radish 'French Breakfast'

Dapper little red and white fingers of crisp, tasty flesh.  Fast growing and versatile.

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Radish 'Gentle Giant'

At last, a hybrid-quality radish that grows to a large size (up to 6cm across) without becoming stringy!  And it doesn't get too hot if harvested late.

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Radish 'Salad Crunch'

Plump, cherry-red globes of crisp white flesh.  Ideal salad variety.  Quick and easy to grow.  Great for children's gardens.

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Rockmelon 'Hales Best'

Bears lush, fleshy, sweet flavoured fruit. Easy-to-grow and ideal with ice-cream or in fruit salads.

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Seed Tapes - Beetroot 'Detroit Red'

Rich red globes of tender and sweet flesh.  Quick to grow and full of flavour.  Ideal summer and winter vegetable.

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Seed Tapes - Carrot 'Baby'

A petite superbly crisp and sweet variety.  Rich in vitamins and carotene.  Quick to grow.

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Seed Tapes - Radish 'Red Rubin'

Plump, cherry red globes with crisp white flesh.  Quick and easy to grow.  An ideal salad variety, with a mild taste.

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Seed Tapes - Spring Onion 'Straight Leaf'

A crisp and crunchy spring onion with tasty white stems and superb green leaves.  Popular variety that is quick to grow.

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Silverbeet 'Compact Deep Green'

A recently bred compact variety with short stems and large, highly convoluted leaves.  Excellent taste and texture.

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Silverbeet 'Fordhook Giant'

Rich, dark green leaves with strong white stems.  A tasty and popular addition to any meal.  Rich in vitamins.

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Silverbeet 'Perpetual Green'

Smooth green leaves on slender stalks.  A popular, tasty addition to any meal.  Long picking season.  Resists bolting to seed.

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Silverbeet 'Ruby Chard'

Produces attractive bright red stems that have a distinctive and pleasant flavour.  Highly productive being suitable for continuous cutting.  Great in salads.

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Snow Peas Climbing

A climbing variety producing edible, nutty flavoured pods, that are widely used in oriental cooking and in salads. A real delicacy.

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Spinach 'Summer Supreme'

A recently bred warm season variety allows spinach to be grown well in summer.

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Spring Onion

A crisp and crunchy type with plump white, pungent stems and choice green leaves.  Popular variety.  Very versatile in salads, sandwiches and as a garnish.

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Spring Onion 'Straight Leaf'

A most welcome addition to the home garden range! This variety holds its stem and leaves straight upwards.

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Sweet Corn 'Early Chief'

Produces large cobs carrying sweet, golden yellow kernels in even rows. A delicious addition to most meals.

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Sweet Corn 'Sun 'n' Snow'

Produces cobs with yellow and white kernels that combine superb flavour with rich, succulent super sweetness. Very easy to grow.

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Tomato 'Big Beef'

An award winning hybrid, Big Beef produces large, juicy tomatoes with old-fashioned beefsteak flavour. Long fruiting season, heavy yields and superior disease resistance. The perfect hearty sandwich tomato.

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Tomato 'Grosse Lisse'

An old favourite that does well in humid areas, Grosse Lisse produces medium to large fruit, full of juicy flavour. It's a tasty all-rounder, suitable for salads, sandwiches, soups and sauces.

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Tomato 'Moneymaker'

This popular Edwardian English heirloom produces a good yield of firm, bright red medium-sized fruit. Famed as a reliable choice for setting fruit in all conditions.

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Tomato 'Roma'

Deep red, pear-shaped fruit.  Ideal for salads, bottling, soups and sauces.  The perfect tomato for sundrying.

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Tomato 'Small Fry'

Masses of sweet, bite-sized fruit on every plant. Ideal for summer salads, cocktail dishes and kebabs.

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Tomato 'Sweet 100'

This prolific cherry tomato can produce amazing yields of 100 or more delicious fruit on each plant. Petite red cherries are produced in clusters on distinctive long trusses.

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Tomato 'Tommy Toe'

Tommy Toe is an old favourite, with a reputation for delightful tasting tomatoes. It sets a heavy crop of glossy bright red, apricot-sized fruit.

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Tomato Black Krim (Organic)

This heirloom variety of tomato has flattened, dark red-purple fruit with green shoulders. Flesh is very juicy, with a green tinge. Plants must be staked. Yates organic seeds have been grown just as nature intended, under strictly controlled, organic, chemical free conditions.

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Tomato Cherry Sweet (Organic)

Masses of bite size fruit on every plant. Ideal for summer salads, cocktail dishes, kebabs and as sweet treats for kids. Yates organic seeds have been grown just as nature intended, under strictly controlled, organic, chemical free conditions.

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Tomato Roma (Organic)

Deep red, pear-shaped fruit. Ideal for salads, bottling, soups and sauces. The perfect tomato for sun-drying. Yates organic seeds have been grown just as nature intended, under strictly controlled, organic, chemical free conditions.

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Watermelon 'Candy Red'

A sweet, deep pink, fleshy variety. Good sized fruit with light green skin.

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Watermelon 'Country Sweet'

Great to grow, a treat to eat. This high yielding, disease tolerant fruit is favoured for its vivid red, sweet, juicy flesh.

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Zucchini 'Blackjack'

Enormously popular with its dark green fruit on upright, vigorous plant.  Delicious raw, blanched or in stir fry.

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Zucchini 'Greyzini'

One of the best yielding zucchinis, the grey, speckled fruits with firm white flesh are great cooked or raw.

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Zucchini 'Lebanese'

Abundant clusters of plump tear-shaped fruits.