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Squash Green Hubbard

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

Squash Green Hubbard

(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: 97%      Posted on: 15/08/2019

It is the season!

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…

Cherry Tomato Lime Green Salad

Relevance: 81%      Posted on: 16/11/2018

Cherry Tomato Lime Green Salad

(Solanum lycopersicum) Easy to grow in foggy coastal climates and large containers. This round, lime green tomato has a sweet, citrus flavour that will add flavour and interest to any salad. Approx. 25 seeds  

Herb Oregano

Relevance: 78%      Posted on: 11/10/2018

Herb Oregano

Origanum vulgare A very hardy herb that will do well almost anywhere. Oregano is an essential Mediterranean herb and is used in a variety of dishes, most complimentary to cheese, egg, pizza and pasta dishes. Perfect for your bolognaise, other tomato based sauces and most meat dishes. Companion plants: Strawberries, peppers, beans, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips. Approx. 50 seeds

Seed Focus – Beans

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: 24/10/2018

Seed Focus - Beans

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%…

Starfish Peppers

Relevance: 13%      Posted on: 30/07/2020

Starfish Peppers

Capsicum baccatum A variety originally from Peru, Basil. This variety favours the growing conditions of 50% shade and 50% sunshine. It is a long season variety that has a vine-like growth habit. This chilli got its' name from it resembling a sea-star/ star-fish. The heat intensifies as the fruits ripen from green to red. They are best pickled, used in salads and compliment cheese with their delicious fruity flavour. Standard packet contains approx 25 seeds

Mayhem Chilli Peppers

Relevance: 13%      Posted on: 30/07/2020

Mayhem Chilli Peppers

Capsicum frutescens A wicked little Australian birds eye chilli. Thigh high bushes produce a profusion of deep red chillies. High heat and aptly named. Standard packet contains approx 25 seeds

Marog (Green)

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 12/10/2018

Marog (Green)

Amaranthus cruentas A very well-known traditional food that is cooked and used as spinach by many people in South Africa. Also known as Amaranth, this is the green leaved version and is exceptionally easy to grow. Once you have it in your garden all you need to do is allow it to set seed and you will always have a fresh supply starting in early spring. Approx. 50 seeds

Artichoke Green Globe

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 29/10/2017

Artichoke Green Globe

Cynara scolymus The Green Globe Artichoke can grow up to 2m tall. Its silvery-green leaves forms a beautiful rosette and if left to flower, you are rewarded with a stunning purple flower. Artichokes are rich in anti-oxidants and, quite possibly, one of the lesser known super-foods. This variety prefers warm summers and mild winters. It will thrive in good soil. Water regularly and it’s a good idea to provide some frost protection in winter. Artichokes are targeted by slugs, snails, flying insect larvae and sucking insects. It is susceptible to diseases like damping off, powdery mildew, botrytis and curly dwarf…

Cotton Florida Green

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 25/08/2019

Cotton Florida Green

Gossypium We have been working with cotton for a few years now, trying to understand cotton and getting the planting right up on the Highveld, which is definitely not a good cotton growing area. Start your seed off early in seedling trays and preferably on one of our heating pads. Cotton needs high temps and a long growing season to produce well. You can expect your first bolls to start coming off the plant at around 140 days, but with care the plant will keep producing until the first real killing frost. They need well improved soil and regular applications…