New Releases 2018
Here are the vegetable varieties from my breeding program that became available to the public this year.

Vegetable breeding is a long and expensive process. It typically takes 8-9 years to breed a new variety of a vegetable. Because it is a part of my seed growing business I don't charge more for seed or tubers my new varieties but I may have to in the future as the breeding part gets bigger. The extra time, space and money is taking a toll.



Oca (Oxalis tuberosa)

A great potato substitute for growing in shady areas, I grow mine under shadecloth bed covers.
Can be eaten raw after sweetening in storage, also great for roasting and microwaving.

Some of the tubers shown here are small as I had to dig them early because of mouse damage.

This is an under-rated vegetable that should have more commercial exposure. It is easy to grow (under shadecloth), needs little fertiliser, and my varieties are less prone to bacterial stem rot.

Short day tuberiser - mine are harvested in June.

14 varieties released this year. More in 2020.

Pomona Melon

"Pomona' melon is named after the Roman Goddess of fruit trees and gardens. One of the parents is 'Green Bosnian', and it retains some of the features of its parent, like the flavour and green flesh. Beautiful very light netting and thick flesh.

Pomona is green fleshed and even in maturing but a little easier to tell when it is ripe than its parent, although it still takes a little practice. The fruits weight around 2.5 to 3 kg.

Ripe fruits hold well on the vines and travels well but they take some practice to tell when they are ripe. Suitable for commercial and home growing.

Now stable, seed is available.


Easy grow garlic

Withstands more waterlogging and weed pressure than other garlic varieties. Hardneck.
Leaves are more upright and darker green than its parent 'Monaro Purple'
Harvested on my farm in November. Comparative pictures will be shown after harvest.


Available from Jan 2019, depending on this seasons field tests.








Available in 2019
Potato - un-named as yet

Diploid potato with very low dormancy. Great for year round growing and 3-4 times a year harvesting in the subtropics.
Fast growing and tuberising, and very high producing for a diploid. Tuberises in hot weather, daylength neutral.

Pink skin, yellow flesh. Best for home gardens or where they are used within a couple of weeks of harvest. I have already had some interest from subtropic market gardeners for this variety.