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Beans Yard Long or Green Noodle

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 31/10/2017

Vigna sesquipedalis Heirloom. The yard long bean is a traditional oriental bean that never fails to impress. They are delicious, a quick addition to any meal and can be snapped into short pieces. It's really around 40-50 cm long, but still a great bean for salads, snacking and dips. Pick before the beans fill out for the best flavour otherwise they tend to go a bit spongy. Approx. 25 seeds

Beans Lima Dixie

Relevance: 83%      Posted on: 29/10/2017

Phaseolus lunatus Dixie Beans are practically unknown in South Africa. These are also known as Bush Lima Beans and are a different variety to our normal beans that we are used to. Lima Beans are eaten only as “green shelled” beans or as dried beans. The pods are inedible and actually taste quite disgusting… I know I tried them. For best results these beans are picked when the pods are swollen and before they “turn”. Shell them and cook for 15- 20 mins in boiling water or a steamer. Don’t eat them raw as they are indigestible. Toss on a…

Squash Green Hubbard

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

(Cucurbita maxima) Heirloom. Said to be the original Hubbard from which all other Hubbard’s have been selected. It should not be confused with the Green Warted Hubbard which was introduced 50 years later. This Hubbard is a staple in many households, and with is sweet flesh, and fine grain it really is one of the best varieties out there. Unfortunately the few offered in stored a hybrid variety designed to produce the maximum number of fruits, and has not capturer the true essence of the original Green Hubbard. The Hubbard is a very good keeper and can be stored for…

It is the season!

Relevance: 59%      Posted on: 15/08/2019

Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Here we are in the second half of 2019, with winter nearing its end. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about spring and what you need to do to prepare your veggie garden for the new season. A good place to start would be to clear your beds, add compost and mulch and allow the soil to recuperate a bit. So the question becomes, what can we plant? Fortunately, the warmer seasons offer more possibilities! And why don’t you try varieties that you haven’t planted before? Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Visit…

Seed Focus – Beans

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 24/10/2018

Spring and Summer - the time to plant beans. There are so many varieties of beans available. Some are green, some are purple, some yellow! In Durandt's Heirloom Seeds online shop, you can find 66 different heirloom varieties of beans that was grown organically. So what's the big deal on beans? Beans are part of the Legume family and not only are they "capsules" of concentrated nutrition with a myriad of health benefits, they are also good for the environment. No other food in its natural state is as rich in protein as legumes. Beans contain between 20 to 30%…

Homeschool Heirloom Gardeners Winter Challenge 2018

Relevance: 19%      Posted on: 28/08/2018

Winter Challenge 2018 – it was a challenge indeed! Winter is a time when things slow down. This season is usually seen as a time of preparation for spring and summer. Homeschoolers, however, are a different breed. They are used to doing things differently – to think outside the box. As a matter of fact, they will only use the box if it serves a practical purpose and enable them to learn and grow! It is therefore not surprising that they jumped at the chance to take on the Winter Challenge put to them by Durandt’s Heirloom Seeds. They were…