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  • Tomatillo Really Purple

    R30.00

    (Physalis philadelphica)

    Tomatillo Really Purple produces a berry that is exceptionally purple, inside and out. The fruits are packed with great tomatillo flavour.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Tomatillo Verde

    R24.00

    (Physalisixo carpa)

    Tomatillos are my favourite new fruit of the season. They are related to gooseberries and grow in a sprawling habit with similar husks around the fruit. The taste is quite hard to describe as the flavour changes with ripeness. If picked too early they have no flavour at all, when picked green the mix and intensity of flavours is quite incredible. There are hints of light sweet gooseberry, tomato, kiwi and possibly even prickly pear in each bite. A stunning fruit that can eaten straight off the plant or turned into jam, used fresh in fruit salads and if you want to make real authentic Mexican salsa, you have to have tomatillos! Plant in Spring after last frost, or alternatively plant in a cold frame from August to get a head start and early fruit. Can be planted until December for a late Summer crop. As it has a sprawling habit, tomatillos do well planted in a tomato frame or trained up some support. Enjoys rich soil with a high organic content.

    Approx. 20 seeds

  • Tsenza (African Potato)

    R40.00

    Plectranthus esculentus

    Tsenza is a true African Heirloom and is considered one of the lost African crops.

    Arne Verhoef has been collecting and growing Tsenza or the African potato for a number of years now. He is well known in organic and permaculture circles and is a massive supporter of indigenous foods and a vast amount of credit needs to go to him as a curator of this rare vegetable crop.

    Tsenza used to be very widely grown and cultivated across the country. However with the introduction of modern agricultura practices, its use and cultivation has fallen away. Tsenza is well acclimated to numerous soil types and growing conditions. SANBI lists this as a DDD (Data deficient) plant and although well-known botanically, there is very little information on its cultivation status.

    So why is Tsenza so interesting? Well here are a few facts that should really interest you:

    • It is THE MOST nutritious tuber vegetable of all tuber vegetables.
    • It is 80% starch.
    • Contains 13 essential amino acids.
    • Has many other important vitamins and minerals like Calcium, Iron and Vitamin C etc.
    • It can be eaten both raw and cooked.
    • It is generally used much like potatoes and has a better flavour raw than potatoes do. They can be added to meals like the common potato, eaten raw, fried like chips or roasted with Sunday lunch.

    5 fingers

  • Turmeric Black Crowns

    R48.00

    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 a respectable harvest in the first year.

    Quantity: One crown 

  • Turmeric Black Fingers

    R28.00

    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

  • Turmeric Greater Galangal

    R25.00

    Alpinia galangal

    There are two main types of Galangal, the greater and the lesser.
    The greater galangal is the larger of the two and is more pungent with a strong peppery-pine scent and flavour. Originally from the island of Java, greater galangal is used either fresh or dried and ground-up in much the same way as ginger.
    The robust flavour of galangal is perfectly paired with Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian cooking as well as often being used as an Eastern medicinal herb.

    Quantity: One finger

  • Turmeric Orange Fingers

    R27.00

    Zingiberaceae Curcuma

    We are really excited about this awesome heirloom turmeric variety, lovely slender orange skinned turmeric with a very low fibre content, perfect for using fresh, thinly sliced or grated into your dish. The beautiful orange skin really sets this variety apart, the thin skin is also a great bonus as you do not need to peel this variety.

    3 Fingers

  • Turmeric Root

    R25.00

    Curcuma longa

    Our Turmeric is ready to plant and will probably have a few eyes by the time you receive it.
    Best grown in light or partial shade. Turmeric is part of the ginger family and if you break a fresh piece, you can smell a definite ginger scent.
    Plant in well improved soil with added bonemeal (Talborne’s BonePhos is perfect) and keep well watered but not constantly wet.
    If you are in a frost region, then plant in pots so that they can overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.
    The plant get to about 1 m tall and has stunning flowers! Once the flowers have died down, it’s time to look at lifting your crop.
    Lift the roots, rinse them and clean with a soft brush and allow to dry in a cool place. Use the damaged pieces first.
    Save some for replanting, you will never need to buy turmeric in the shops again.

    3 roots

  • Turnip Golden Globe

    R24.00

    (Brassica rapa glabra)

    A superbly fine grained turnip with a sweet, light golden flesh. Produces well in most soil conditions. Ensure that turnips are planted in to soil that does not have a high nitrogen content, else you will sacrifice root production in favour of leaves.

    Approx. 100 seeds