Check out our Online Shop for our full range of Vegetable Seeds both Heirloom and Heritage varieties, including Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbages, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chillies, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks, Onions, Parsnip, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Salad Bowl, Silverbeet, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes & Zucchinis. New seeds added to our seed catalogue regularly. Fresh pure grown your own, bet the prices at the Shops! Have you tried to growing your own vegetables in your own garden. All organically grown. Photos are a guide only. Seed Counts are approximate. Bulk Buys are Available also Shipping Regular & Overnight Courier Service Available. Subject to Fees & Conditions
  • Beans
    The Beans belong to the family Leguminosae. We are considered healthy vegetables because they have high vegetable protein content. The green tender pods are used as dry seeds and as vegetables. Our large selection of bush green bean seeds, yellow bean seeds, pole beans, lima bean seed, dried and fava beans: we offer them all for home gardening or commercial. Fresh beans are easy to grow and highly nutritious, and wonderful colour, exceptional yields and much needed disease resistance. We recognize the organic modelling principles for growing of all our flowers, vegetables, fruits, etc., we also base our growing methods on permaculture natural processes. The following are of Heirloom and Heritage Varieties. No carbon credits is ever used on our property. All varieties are grown on our own farm.
  • Broccoli
    As with all our seeds, they have been organically grown in New Zealand climate conditions. Broccoli is a flowering variety of vegetable that is actually part of the cabbage family, broccoli, more correctly known as Calabrese, is a common vegetable eaten throughout the NZ so why not grow your own. Broccoli is a very nutritious vegetable offering Vitamin B6, B1, A, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, iron, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and more. Can be eaten raw or cooked.
  • Brussel Sprouts
    Brussels sprouts, form of cabbage, belonging to the mustard family Brassicaceae. Brussels sprouts usually are eaten cooked, and the small young sprouts have a more delicate flavour than older ones. The vegetable is a good source of dietary fibre, folic acid, manganese, and vitamins A, C, and K. A seedling stage and early development, the plant closely resembles the common cabbage, but the main stem grows to a height of 60 to 90 cm, and the axillary buds along the stem develop into small heads (sprouts) similar to heads of cabbage but measuring only 25 to 40 mm in diameter. Most varieties have green sprouts, but red-leaved varieties have also been developed. Though commonly grown as annuals, Brussels sprouts are biennial plants and will produce yellow flowers with four petals if kept for two seasons. Seeds are borne in silique fruits. The plant requires a mild cool climate and is harmed by hot weather. New varieties available next season
  • Cabbages
    Our heirloom & heritage cabbage varieties, some of which are so tender that they border on being buttery, with mellow spicy flavours that vary with the seasons. And they are all so different! The sweet little ‘Early Copenhagen Market’, then space-saving ‘Early Jersey Wakefield’ and incredibly tasty ‘Golden Acre’, & amount many we grow. In every case there was a fascinating quality difference, which is one of the main reasons why we garden to grow our own!
  • Carrots
    Carrot, generally biennial plant of the Apiaceae family that produces an edible tap root. Among common varieties root shapes range from globular to long, with lower ends blunt to point. Besides the orange-coloured roots, white, yellow, and purple-fleshed varieties are known. Known for their high beta-carotene content, carrots are packed full of lots of vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy diet.
  • Cauliflower
    The great thing about Cauliflower is that by using different varieties, you can now harvest at any time of the year. Such a versatile vegetable, it goes with just about any meal. White or coloured, tight heads and a superb flavour are the main requirements for a quality Cauliflower. This is easy to achieve if you follow some basic rules. The main one being that they need firm, fertile soil.
  • Chillis
    When growing your own chillies, you will need to choose a chilli variety which will grow comfortably in your growing space. The size your chilli plant will grow to will depend on the variety you choose, as chilli plants grow into small or medium sized plants from half a metre to two metres tall. The colour and size of the fruit your chilli plants produce will also vary. Chillies all start off green, then they can ripen to red, yellow, orange, black, purple and even brown, dependant on variety. Most of our varieties are grown in our tunnel houses and outside growing areas both in Central Otago and Canterbury. All are organically grown with pure natural methods. Peppers / Capisums seeds are also available now. Wide range colours and varieties. Please advise us by email if you wish on ordering.
  • Corn
    Our heirloom varieties of corn with good quality cobs and larger kernels than most modern types. Early and sweet non-hybrid which is used as a basis for many of the newer varieties. Corn is high in carbs and packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals. It’s also relatively low in protein and fat. Colourful plates of food are appealing, but are they healthy too.
  • Cucumbers
    You'll find a fantastic selection of quality, easy-to-grow cucumber seeds at Chianti Gardens. Composed of 96% water, cucumbers are low in calories and incredibly refreshing. They’re the perfect option for those looking to eat healthier and fresher food. We have many varieties of cucumber seeds available, from Passandra to Crystal Apple options. Our mildew-resistant seeds are particularly good for cropping late in the season.
  • Eggplants
    Eggplants are a heat-loving vegetable in the Solanaceae family that require two or more months of night temperatures around 21 C., for optimal fruit production. These veggies are usually transplanted rather than directly sown in the garden.
  • Leeks
    Grow your own leeks from seed and taste the difference, pure natural from organically grown parent stock. Leeks are a good source of potassium, folic acid, and vitamins A & C. They also have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Top Tips: Try salad leeks as a milder alternative to spring onions in summer; Earthling up plants for traditional leeks to blanch the stems is important to keep them tender for winter use.
  • Onions
    There are many types of onions that can add flavour and wonderful aromas to any dish. The main different types of onions are the common yellow onion, red onions, and white onions. However, other kinds of onions such as scallions, leeks, and shallots are widely used in the kitchen. Even though onions are a pungent type of vegetable commonly used in cooking, there are also many sweet varieties that you can enjoy eating raw. We grow the heritage traditional varieties. As with all our vegetable seeds are grown organically and in volcanic soils.
  • Parsnips
    Parsnips, those unmistakable aromatic roots have been cultivated for hundreds of years. The flesh is very sweet and was used for its sweetness before sugar cane and sugar beet were introduced.
  • Peas
    Chianti pea seeds will give you a perfect flavoursome summer crop. Pea’s home grown from seed taste delicious raw, fresh from the pod, as soon as you’ve picked them. If you do get them as far as the kitchen, they are a really versatile vegetable, a family favourite that is a simple, tasty addition to all kinds of meals. The varieties we have all been organically grown in our special black compost mix, giving you a bit of a difference.
  • Pumpkins
    This annual warm-season vegetable is available in an array of attractive varieties, some of which don’t resemble pumpkins at all. They also dish up some powerful nutritional perks like vitamins A, E and C, along with minerals like phosphorous, calcium and potassium. A member of the Cucurbitaceae family, the pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) is closely related to squash, melons and gourds.
  • Salad Bowl Vegetables
    Our range of salad seeds includes many types of lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, celery and tasty salad leaves such as 'Nice 'n' Spicy' Mixed. With unusual, tasty varieties there's lots to make your salads interesting. Salad crops are quick-growing and can be grown as 'catch crops' between other slower growing veg to make the most of the space in your vegetable garden. More varieties coming very soon.
  • Silverbeet
    Silverbeet or Chard is a very popular green with highly nutritious and flavourful leaves and stalks. Like many leafy green vegetables, Silverbeet or Chard are rich in an array of minerals and vitamins; high levels of magnesium, calcium, vitamin K, iron, potassium, vitamin A, zinc, copper, vitamin C, dietary fibre, and vitamin E. It is generally eaten cooked as the leaves and stalk have quite a thick texture. However young tender leaves are sometimes eaten raw. We only grown heritage and heirlooms varieties.
  • Spinach
    Shop top heirloom spinach seeds to grow in your garden. Highly nutritious and highly delicious, spinach will be one of the first plants to crop up every spring.
  • Tomatoes
    Our vegetable seeds are free from synthetic agricultural chemicals. They are better suited for use in your garden than conventional seeds, and have not pre-treated with any form of chemical fungicide. The perfect choice for environmentally friendly gardens. Here at Chianti Gardens we have a very specific range of vegetable seeds. We trial all of our seed over 3 years to ensure great germination, taste and crop yield. We think we have selected some of the very best heirloom & heritage seeds available today some maybe well-known varieties while other names might be unfamiliar.
  • Zucchinis
    Zucchini, (Cucurbita pepo), also called courgette, variety of summer squash in the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), grown for its edible fruits. Zucchinis are common in home gardens and supermarkets, and the young fruits are cooked as a vegetable. The flowers are also edible and are sometimes fried. As with all our vegetables they are farm / home grown not imported seeds all pure New Zealand and organically grown.
  • Beetroot
    Its botanical name 'Beta' comes from the Celtic 'bett' meaning 'red'. Beetroot is really a biennial, but is grown as an annual, both for its bulbous roots and leaves. It does best in well drained, fertile soils.
  • Capsicum's
    Capsicum's (Pepper's) come in a good range of fruit colours when mature - red, orange, yellow, chocolate and even purple. This makes them an excellent ornamental vegetable to grow - even in mixed flower borders or in pots on the patio. Capsicum's are reliable croppers outside in warm, sunny summers.
  • Melon's
    Melons can be enjoyed as a healthy snack and they are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Early start, a far summer and regular watering, good crops can be achieved. The plants have a trailing habit so they need plenty of room or training around and within posts. Sow in the same way as traditional melons, but start off as early as possible to get the full season of growth. We grow a number of varieties.
  • Oriental - Asian Vegetables Seeds
    We stock a large range of Oriental - Asian vegetable seeds, specialty of seeds. We've selected the finest varieties - and we'll help you choose the best for your garden.
  • Swede's
    Swede, an abbreviation for Swedish turnip, is extremely hardy, and grows well in cool, moist climates - it’s the perfect winter vegetable. Swedes need a constant supply of moisture to grow well and are happy in heavier soils.

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