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Black Knight Tatsoi

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 29/10/2017

Brassica narinosa Tatsoi is native to China and are considered an ancient Asian green. It is a small, low growing plant with spoon-shaped leaves. Like all Chinese brassicas, Tatsoi germinate and grows quickly which means multiple harvests can be had from a single plant. It thrives in fertile nitrogen-rich soil, but with good composting, will adapt to loamy and sandy soils. Watering regularly is critical to good growth. Tatsoi tolerate cold better than heat and grows best if sown in late summer to autumn. It is hardy to frost. Tatsoi is generally disease free, but pests like slugs and insects…

Kale Black Palm

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 07/11/2017

Brassica oleracea acephala Italian Heirloom, famed for its taste, and also known as “the leafy brassica of many names” is a very hardy year round crop. It does best in winter, and its flavour is enhanced by the touch of frost. The blue-green, deeply savoyed, strap-like leaves are harvested from the bottom leaving the plant looking like a small palm, hence the name. This Italian variety will make you feel like you are in the Bahamas! Healthy and tasty Kale harvested from bottom to top which makes it look like a funky palm tree. Approx. 80 seeds

Carrot Black Nebula

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 10/11/2017

Daucus carota A deep purple carrot very high in anthocyanins. It is purple to the core and keeps its colour when cooked. Due to its extra nutrient qualities it is great for juicing too and it can even be used as a natural food and clothing dye. Approx. 250 seeds

Radish Spanish Black

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 02/04/2018

Raphanus sativus Thought to originate from Asia, Black radish is a large root crop that gets to the size of a turnip. Typically eaten more as a medicinal root than a food, it is thought to stimulate the production of bile and thus aid in digestion. Approx. 50 seeds

Salsify Black (Scorzonera)

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 09/04/2018

(Scorzonera hispanica) A truly unique vegetable with a flavour all on its own. Traditionally a European crop, it is now cultivated worldwide as a gourmet dish. A versatile root crop, it is serves in soups, roasted, dipped in batter and deep fried, or served in a similar manner to asparagus either fried in butter or with a white sauce. Please note: The skin is inedible and is best removed after boiling for 15-20 minutes. Approx. 50 seeds

Turmeric Black Crowns

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 06/12/2018

Zingiberaceae Curcuma This is a very rare form of turmeric that comes from Northern and Eastern India. Very much in demand it is being over harvested and is also the subject of extensive Bio-Piracy in the pharmaceutical industry. Black Turmeric is not used as a spice or flavouring, but rather as a medicinal herb. It tastes strongly of pine and turpentine and leaves a bitter aftertaste in your mouth. It is used to treat a variety of ailments in Eastern medicine. The crowns will give you a larger initial harvest and if grown in good conditions will probably give you…

Turmeric Black Fingers

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 06/12/2018

Zingiberaceae Curcuma This is a very rare form of turmeric that comes from Northern and Eastern India. Very much in demand it is being over harvested and is also the subject of extensive Bio-Piracy in the pharmaceutical industry. Black Turmeric is not used as a spice or flavouring, but rather as a medicinal herb. It tastes strongly of pine and turpentine and leaves a bitter aftertaste in your mouth. It is used to treat a variety of ailments in Eastern medicine. Quantity: One finger

Watermelon Black Diamond

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 14/12/2018

Citrullus lanatus An old Heirloom variety that is a prolific producer of large, oblong, dark green-skinned watermelons. The flesh is a bright pink-red colour and is juicy, delicious and sweet. The plants are drought-resistant. A winner at farmers markets and with the home gardener. Approx. 10 seeds  

Bush Bean Black Troot

Relevance: 99%      Posted on: 29/10/2017

Phaseolus vulgaris A rare Heirloom bush bean variety from Germany, that looks similar to the Jacob’s cattle bean, except the black troot bean is a beautiful purple-black and white seed. Black Troot beans can be used as green beans or dry beans. These beans have a creamy and mild flavour. Approx. 25 seeds

Eggplant Black Beauty (Brinjal)

Relevance: 99%      Posted on: 02/11/2017

Solanum melongena One of the older brinjal varieties known in South Africa. Before the advent of all the new hybrid varieties, this was the market leader for farmers and home gardeners. A stunning, prolific plant that produces masses of large glossy fruit. It requires a long growing season. Approx. 25 seeds