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Top 10 Seasonal Greens

Our favourite greens are greens that are not only delicious to eat but highly nutritious as well.. ancient cultivars, purple, magenta and dark green colours, as well as being easy to grow and harvestable over a long period! Those with NZH are actually our own New Zealand Heritage vegetables, meaning they are adapted to our soils climate and connected to our genes! They have always been grown by and passed on down within families and communities and friends.

Check out our favourite for each season below (in no particular order)

Top Ten Spring Greens

Orach NZH: an ancient highly nutritious vegetable our genes recognize, great raw or lightly steamed or hot thai salad style
Borecole NZH: one of the few New Zealand heritage brassicas, so it is very special. It’s by far my favourite kale, and has dark green large round leaves that are crinkly on the edges. It has excellent flavour
Mignonette lettuce NZH: buttercrunch, melting, red and delicious, reminds me of Grandma
Henry Harrington’s Chinese cabbage NZH: outstanding wide white stemmed cabbage from the early Chinese goldminers in Southland, is an outstanding base for Kim Chee , stir fries etc etc
Purple Sprouting broccoli (heads and leaves): small purple heads over long period, all parts of plant edible highly nutritious
Rocket: always tastes great if well grown will be nutrient dense
Bloomsdale spinach: excellent lightly steamed or raw, dark green
Tatsoi: always dark green and great in soup, or as stir fry vege, super easy to grow
Red Coral Mizuna: magenta colour, excellent salad green stems super tasty
Dalmatian Cabbage (Collards NZH): open leaf cabbage, possibly the most nutritious brassica, excellent for all ways we use cabbage, sauerkraut etc

Tatsoi
Tatsoi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

magenta spreen
Magenta Spreen

 

dalmation cabbage
Dalmation Cabbage

 

purple srouting broccoli
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
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