There have been changes to the quarantine laws regarding tomato and pepper seed recently in that all seed now needs to be tested for several viral diseases that can adversely impact on tomato production. The cost of testing one variety of tomato or pepper seed is $3,500 which means that I will not be importing this seed from Italy at this time. I have identified some locally grown tomato seed with Italian heritage and this will be included in my range over the next week or so.
I have reviewed my stock levels and find that I have too much of a number of varieties of herbs and vegetables, and these are being offered at $1.00 less than the normal price. All of the seed on special has use-by dates of at least 12/2014 so you can buy with confidence. Go to SPECIALS in the category list.
The garlic from Good Aussie Garlic has sold out for 2013
The Italian Gardener sells vegetable and herb seed from Franchi Sementi SpA, one of the most respected seed producers in Italy, and a family owned business since 1783. Franchi vegetables deliver on quality and flavour.
Click here to see Martha Stewart and Bill McKay, US Franchi Agent, discuss Franchi Seed.
Click here to see an interview with Geoff Hudson, Principal, The Italian Gardener
Maggie Beer says that The Italian Gardener provides a direct link to Italy for her vegetable garden. "Some of my favourite meals have come from produce grown from seeds from the Italian Gardener- artichokes, cavolo nero and the most wonderful varieties of tomatoes to name a few...."