Root Crops

The average Western palate is unaware of the following lesser-known root crops – you’d be hard-pressed to find these at the local grocer. They truly deserve more attention.

Fortunately, as a veggie gardener, you have access to these “unconventional” and highly nutritious vegetables, and can experiment with new flavours and cuisines!

Please see the individual notes for each variety, or consult a good local gardening book for specific cultivation information not covered in the Info Bar.

Bush Tucker aka Aboriginal Potato Mint Vegetable Seeds

Bush Tucker aka Aboriginal Potato Mint

Plectranthus cf. parviflorusCompletely undomesticated, this short lived, semi-perennial plant is an ..


Horseradish Root Crops


Armoracia rusticanaLIMITED STOCK!So simple to grow and once properly established in your garden you..


Nigerian Aya ~ Tiger Nuts Vegetable Seeds

Nigerian Aya ~ Tiger Nuts

Cyperus esculentus var. sativusLivingseeds is the first seed company supplying true Chufa starter ..


Purple Salsify (Vegetable Oyster) Vegetable Seeds

Purple Salsify (Vegetable Oyster)

Tragopogon porrifoliusPurple Salsify or Oyster plant is one of the lesser known root crops. The name..


Salsify Mammoth Sandwich Island Vegetable Seeds

Salsify Mammoth Sandwich Island

Trogopogon porrifoliusAn traditional  European crop. Salsify is also known as the vegetable oys..


Scorzonera (Black Salsify) Vegetable Seeds

Scorzonera (Black Salsify)

Scorzonera hispanica A truly unique vegetable. This has a unique flavour all on it's own. Traditi..


Tsenza Vegetable Seeds


Plectranthus esculentus Tsenza is a true African Heirloom and is considered one of the lost African ..


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Root, Root Crops, Vegetable Seeds

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