Thanks to all my loyal customers for their continued support and best wishes for the Festive season.
It has been a difficult year resulting from the introduction of new Federal and WA quarantine regulations, but the upside is that I have now introduced a range of locally sourced peas, beans and corn that have always been prohibited imports. Check out the flat green beans, commonly called Roma or runner beans, available as a climber and a bush bean.
WA Customers please see information on new quarantine regulations here
Beans, peas and corn. A new range of Roma, French, borlotti and broad beans, podding and snow peas and corn have been added to provide a more complete selection for home gardeners. Grown in Australia, this is quality seed in generous quantity and included because quarantine does not allow import of these varieties from Italy. Your feed back welcomed.
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, some with Italian heritage, and this is now included in my range. Your feedback welcomed.
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 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...."