Very large, sweet pods, that grow up to 10cms in length. Growing to approximately 1.5m in height it will need a trellis to grow. Powdery mildew resistance makes it a good variety for both autumn and spring planting. Its sweet, crunchy pods make them difficult to resist; great garden snackage.
When to Plant
Zone 1: March - May + October - December
Zone 2: March - June + September - November
Zone 3: April - September
Zone 4: April - May
Soil Prepare your soil with chicken manure prior to planting and ensure you soil is well draining. Will also benefit through an application of lime as part of the preparation. Allow the ingredients to settle for a week before planting.
Soil pH Level 6.5-7.5
Position Full sun, up against a fence so allow you to trellis and use your space wisely. Plant where you have previously grown or are intending on growing tomatoes, eggplants or capsicum.
How to Plant Sow directly to your patch at a depth 2-3 times the diameter of the seed. It is easiest if you use a chop stick or pencil to form holes 2-3cm deep and then place two to three seeds in each hole, cover over, pat down and water in.
Companion Plants Beetroot, potato
Approximate no. of seeds 10-15
Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination
**Shipping - Not to Tasmania or Western Australia**
Much like an heirloom possession - being something of value that has been passed down from generation to generation - heirloom seeds have a value and represent our heritage of diverse plants whether in relation to their yield, flavour, resistance to disease or something else entirely. They have been saved year by year, generation by generation for a reason.
An heirloom seed is an old variety (by definition pre-dating 1960’s) that is open pollinated, by either wind, insect or animal (humans included). Seeds collected will then produce a (nearly) exact copy of their parent plant, so by saving seeds from last season’s best tomato plant, we can enjoy a whole garden of them this year. In this way, we can slowly select for qualities that we like and evolve our gardens over time.