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Corn - Sweet   Cossack Pineapple   Cucamelon   Cucumber   Cucumber Bolivian   Cucumber Lebanese   Kiwano   West Indian Gherkin  
Corn - Sweet
Zea Mays
Sweet corn can be sown in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Successive plantings are possible to extend the harvest until January in most areas. Sow all year in the tropics. Suitable for temperate, subtropical and tropical areas. Direct sow in full sun, 2 - 4 cm deep, space 20 - 30 cm apart in rows 60 - 90 cm apart. Block planting improves pollination and gives well-filled cobs. Prepare soil with compost and well-rotted manure. Once the first node on the stem shows root nodulation, hill the plants up to 25 - 30 cm deep. Count 18 days from when the silk appears and start checking for ripeness, the kernel should be milky.
Corn 'Hopi Blue' Maize OG
No SA / WA / Norfolk Island
This heirloom corn was a staple of the Hopi people who have lived in what is now SW USA for millenia. 'Hopi Blue' maize can be eaten as a sweet corn when young, or if allowed to dry, it is ground for flour. The flour has a high protein content and is used traditionally to make tortillas. It can grow 1.8 m tall producing 2 large cobs per plant when grown well. The beautiful smooth silvery blue ears are 18 - 20 cm long with usually 2 per stalk. The kernels are ivory coloured until dried, when they develop their blue-black colour. It is a hardy variety producing well in dry conditions. Days to harvest: 100 - 110.
SC694approx. 40 seeds
The Three Sisters Garden
This is a traditional Native American planting method using an inter-crop of corn, beans and squash. This vegetable guild sustained the Native Americans both physically and spiritually. In legend, the plants were a gift from the gods, always to be grown together, eaten together and celebrated together. Each of the sisters contributes something to the planting. Together, the sisters provide a balanced diet from a single planting. As older sisters often do, the corn offers the beans needed support and are planted first. The beans, the giving sister, add nitrogen to the soil for the benefit of all three. The large leaves of the squash vines protect the threesome by creating living mulch that shades the soil, keeping it cool and moist and preventing weeds. In this case it needs to be a running squash, not a bush squash like zucchini. In North American the term 'summer squash' is used for zucchini and button squash that are thin-skinned and do not store well; 'winter squash' is used to describe pumpkins and thicker-skinned squash like 'Delicata' or 'Vegetable Spaghetti'. Good choices are smaller leafed and smaller vines of Butternut Cucurbita moschata, 'Delicata' or 'Vegetable Spaghetti' Cucurbita pepo rather than the biggest pumpkins Cucurbita maxima like 'Queensland Blue' and 'Australian Butter'. Together, the three sisters provide both sustainable soil fertility as well as a healthy diet.

Corn 'Popcorn' OG
No NT / SA / WA / Norfolk Island
Easy to grow popcorn is a nutritious treat. This is also the best choice if you want to try growing baby corn to use in stir-fries.
SC245approx. 40 seeds
Sweet Corn 'Bicolor' UT
No SA / Norfolk Island
syn. Polaris
Large cobs of supersweet corn, with an attractive colour contrast of cream and gold kernels; produces 2 cobs per plant, disease resistant. This is untreated hybrid seed with a high germination. This is an F1 hybrid so is not suitable for seed saving.
SC364approx. 40 seeds
SC366 No WA
Sweet Corn 'Jolly Roger' UT
No SA / WA / Norfolk Island
'Jolly Roger' is an open-pollinated, Australian heirloom which produces one to two pale golden cobs on tall vigorous plants. It has a rich flavour that is sweeter with a lower starch content than most other open-pollinated sweet corn. This is also responsible for the seeds having a 'shrivelled' look which is due to the low starch content but doesn't affect germination. The leaves and stems are a good animal forage. Days to harvest: 70 - 90.
Grower John from Batehaven says "It is by far the sweetest open-pollinated corn I've grown."
SC728approx. 40 seeds
Sweet Corn 'Max' UT
No SA / Norfolk Island
'Max' produces large cobs of golden corn on a hardy and rust resistant plant. A 'supersweet' (Sh2) supermarket hybrid, it contains about twice the amount of sugar of older varieties. It is also slower to convert sugar to starch, so retains its sweetness longer. It should be grown at a different time to other sweet corn as cross-pollination will reduce its sweetness. This is untreated hybrid seed with a high germination. Height of plant: 196 cm. This is an F1 hybrid so is not suitable for seed saving. Days to harvest: 85.
SC251approx. 40 seeds
SC253 No WA
Thank you very much for your excellent service... I should also tell you that this summer's crop of "Legacy" corn, which we grew from your seeds, is tall and strong with beautiful sweet cobs. We will be back to purchase from you again and have also recommended you to our friends.
Sue and Brian of Fraser ACT
Cossack Pineapple UT
Physalis pruinosa
syn. Ground Cherry
A true heirloom vegetable, recorded as early as 1837. It is a warm season, frost tender perennial, a close relative of the tomatillo and Cape gooseberry with a sweet, pineapple like flavour. It can be grown as an annual in cooler areas.
It is easy to grow with a low, sprawling, bushy habit to 50 cm high. Wait for the ripe fruit to fall to the ground, the fruit will be blueberry-sized, golden yellow and the papery husk tan-coloured at maturity.
It should not be eaten green. Use it fresh or cooked in pies, jams, salsas and desserts. It is prone to pest problems in the subtropics and grows best with an exclusion cover. Sow it in spring, it germinates best at 21 - 27°C soil temperature. Days to harvest: 77.
SC525approx. 30 seeds

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Cucamelon UT
Melothria scabra
syn. Mexican Sour Gherkin, Mouse Melon, Sandita
A heirloom vegetable from Mexico that crops abundantly. Fruit are about the size of grapes, look like a tiny watermelon and taste like lemony cucumbers. The older fruit can become quite sour. Eaten raw in salads, used in stir-fries or pickled, they are popular with children. Very hardy and drought-tolerant unlikely to be damaged by pests and diseases. It may self-sow the following year. Days to harvest: 75
SM175approx. 30 seeds
Cucumis sativus
Sow cucumbers direct into the soil after all danger of frost has past; in tropical areas sow during the dry season. Cucumbers are suitable for temperate, subtropical and tropical areas. Sow 1 - 2 cm deep and 50 cm apart if on a trellis, 1 metre apart if planted into raised mounds. Growing on a trellis reduces fungal problems, it is also helpful to spray regularly with seaweed. Prepare the soil with compost and well-rotted manure; cucumbers dislike acidity and need frequent watering. Pinch out the terminal bud to encourage branching, as side branches are more fruitful. Harvest cucumbers daily with 2 cm of stem to reduce water loss and improve storage of the fruit. Information for growers regarding cucumber pollination requirements.
Cucumber Bolivian - Caigua H UT
Cyclanthera pedata
Syn. Bolivian cucumber, achocha, korila.
Caigua (pronounced kai-wa) is an ancient crop from the Andes. The young fruits are eaten raw in salads or pickled, the flavour is similar to cucumber. The older hollow fruits can be cooked in stir-fries or stuffed after removing the hard, black seeds. The young shoots and leaves may also be eaten as greens. The vines fruit prolifically and need a good-sized trellis. It is easy-to-grow, hardy and disease resistant. Days to harvest: 100 days.
SC470approx. 15 seeds

Grower needed...
Cucumber Bolivian 'Giant' H UT
Cyclanthera pedata
Syn. Achocha, Stuffing cucumber, Slipper gourd.
Giant Bolivian Cucumber is an ancient crop from the Andes, it is a close relative of Caigua but much larger, growing 15 - 18 cm long. The young fruits are eaten raw in salads or pickled with a similar flavour to cucumber. The older hollow fruits can be cooked in stir-fries or stuffed after removing the hard, black seeds. Stuffed they have a flavour similar to capsicum. The young shoots and leaves may also be eaten as greens. The vines fruit prolifically and need a good-sized trellis. It is easy-to-grow, hardy and disease resistant. Days to harvest: 100 days.
SC702approx. 10 seeds
Cucumber 'Boothby's Blonde' H UT
A USA heirloom that is highly productive and has been recognised by the Slow Food Ark of Taste as in need of preservation. The cucumbers are oval, with a creamy-white skin ripening to golden with an excellent crisp, sweet flavour with no need to peel. It is best eaten at 10 cm long. It copes well with hot, humid weather and appears resistant to powdery mildew. Days to harvest: 63.
SC146approx. 20 seeds

Grower needed...
Cucumber 'Giant Russian' H UT
syn. 'Gympie Gold'
This is an excellent variety for humid areas, although of course, it will grow anywhere a cucumber does. The vines are vigorous and best treated as a climber. The fruits are very large, crisp, sweet and acid-free and change to golden as they ripen. It has the advantage of keeping for several months. Hardy and much more resistant to mildew than Lebanese cucumbers. After growing both for many years we have concluded that there is no difference except name between 'Gympie Gold' and 'Giant Russian' cucumber but we are happy to be told differently.
SC373approx. 20 seeds
Cucumber Lebanese 'Muncher' UT
'Muncher' is an open-pollinated, Lebanese style, heirloom, burpless, cucumber, 15 - 22 cm long. It is thin-skinned, tender and crisp. It has an excellent flavour whether pickled or fresh and is never bitter. Vines bear early and are very productive. Days to harvest: 65.
SC270approx. 30 seeds
Cucumber 'Lemon'
'Lemon' is an apple type, a highly productive heirloom variety, introduced in 1894. The fruits are round, sweet and crisp with a thin yellow skin and white flesh. It can be eaten like an apple and is easy to digest. Used mainly for salads, pickling and slicing. It is moderately drought tolerant. Days to harvest: 65 - 68.
SC188approx. 30 seeds OG
SC197 UT
SC201 UT
Cucumber 'Long White' H UT
Syn. Redlands Long White
Introduced by the Redlands Horticultural Station in South-East Queensland in 1985, 'Long White' is a vigorous, reliable, heavy-yielding variety. The straight, white, thin-skinned fruit grows to 18 cm long. It has a tangy cucumber flavour and is considered low acid, inside the flesh is white and crisp. It can be used in salads, sandwiches or pickled. It continues to produce over a long period and copes well with hot weather. It is resistant to powdery mildew and does best growing on a trellis. Days to harvest: 63 - 70.
SC358approx. 20 seeds
Cucumber 'Marketmore' OG
'Marketmore' produces attractive, non-bitter, dark green fruit 20 cm long. It has good disease resistance and is highly productive. Days to harvest: 60 - 70.
SC135approx. 30 seeds
Cucumber 'Poinsett' H UT
'Poinsett' is a reliable, disease resistant, heavy yielding variety of cucumber. It has straight, dark green fruit growing 17 - 20 cm long; inside the flesh is white and crisp and full of flavour. It continues to produce over a long period and copes well with hot weather. It does best growing on a trellis. Days to harvest: 65.
SC545approx. 30 seeds
Cucumber 'Poona Kheera' H UT
Originally from India, this very unusual cucumber changes colour from white to golden-yellow and then to russet brown. At all stages the white flesh is crisp, tangy and juicy. It is very hardy and disease resistant continuing to produce over a long period. It copes extremely well with hot weather. It is early producing making it great for cool climates. Days to harvest: 55.
SC207approx. 20 seeds
Cucumber 'Richmond Green' UT
An Australian heirloom variety with sweet, very crisp, low-acid fruit. It is a vigorous, reliable, heavy yielding variety. The oval-shaped fruit is slightly larger than a lemon and ripens to an attractive lime green. It has a mild cucumber flavour and is very juicy. It can be used in salads, sandwiches or pickled. It continues to produce over a long period and copes well with hot weather. It does best growing on a trellis. Days to harvest: 70.
SC732approx. 20 seeds
Cucumber 'Spacemaster' OG
'Spacemaster' is a very productive, bush variety, 90 cm across; suitable for growing in containers or by market gardeners. Fruit is slender, dark green, 17 - 22 cm long with a crisp, sweet flavour. It is disease resistant. Good for salads or pickles, if picked young.
SC517approx. 30 seeds
Cucumber 'Straight Eight'
'Straight Eight' is an old variety with dark green, perfectly straight, 20 cm long, 6 cm across, smooth, symmetrical fruit with a small seed cavity. It has crisp, fine-grained flesh with a mild, sweet flavour. It fruits early and abundantly; best grown on a trellis.
SC342approx. 30 seeds OG
SC501 UT
Cucumber 'Suyo Long' H UT
'Suyo Long' is a traditional long-fruited variety from China. It has a mild-flavoured, ribbed fruit growing up to 35 cm long and is considered a 'burpless' type. It copes well with hot weather. Growing on a trellis produces straight fruits and reduces fungal problems, this variety continued to produce through recent flooding rains with virtually no mildew. Days to harvest: 51.
SC333approx. 20 seeds

Grower needed...
Kiwano UT
Cucumis metuliferus
syn. African horned cucumber, jelly melon, gaka, metulon
Kiwano is a traditional food plant in Africa and a very hardy member of the cucumber plant family. The fruit has blunt horn-like spines and ripens with a greenish-orange skin and lime green, jelly-like flesh. The flavour is described as fruity, tasting like a combination of passionfruit and lime. Traditionally it is used as a snack or in salad. It is resistant to root-knot nematodes and fungal diseases. Fruit picked too early, before a colour change to orange, tends to be very insipid in flavour. Kiwano can be stored for several months between 20 - 24°C, it rapidly deteriorates in cold storage. Overripe fruit will burst to release seeds and it can become weedy and self-sow.
SK182approx. 20 seeds
West Indian Gherkin H UT
Cucumis anguria
syn. Burr gherkin, gooseberry gourd, maroon cucumber
A heirloom vegetable from Africa that crops abundantly. The fruit are about the size of an egg and are covered in edible 'spikes'. The flavour is similar to a mild cucumber. It is a versatile vegetable that can be cooked like a squash, pickled or eaten fresh as a cucumber. It is very hardy, tolerant of humidity and unlikely to be damaged by pests and diseases. It may be prone to self-sowing the following year. Grow it on a trellis, sowing conditions are similar to cucumber or squash. Days to harvest: 75
SW147approx. 30 seeds
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