A selection of heirloom asian vegetables, fantastic for stir-fry dishes This slab contains your long purple spaghetti bean, slow bolt coriander, ratstail radish, birdseye chilli and water spinach.
Ratstail radish - The amazing edible-podded radish, this variety produces loads of tender, large seed pods that add a delicious flavor to salads and stir-fries, also superb pickled.
Water spinach - Water convolvulus is a semi-aquatic tropical plant grown as a leaf vegetable. It is also called water spinach, swamp cabbage, Ipomoea aquatica, water morning-glory, It is often a highlighted source of food. Can grown all season , best in the rainy season but dislikes cold weather. Matures in 25 to 40 days.
Purple spaghetti beans - Long beans are prominent in many South, East, and Southeast Asian cuisines, where they are cooked in a variety of ways. Long beans are a type of cowpea and grow on a climbing vine. The pods grow in pairs and can reach three feet in length. When picked young and tender, they are eaten raw; the longer ones are frequently cooked in stir-fries and curries. Long beans are highly nutritious and contain good things such as protein, vitamins A & C, iron, and potassium. The taste is somewhat similar to the typical green bean.
Slow bolt Coriander - This variety is slow to bolt and best suited for growing fresh leaves. Annual growing to 50cm. Aromatic plant with bright green leaves that are used fresh in salads or cooked in soups, sauces and chutneys. The dried seeds are used whole or ground as flavouring in both sweet and savory dishes. Coriander also has medicinal uses. Also known as "Chinese parsley" and "Cilantro". Attracts bees.
Last on the list but still packing a punch, these three varieties don't belong to Capsicum chinense, though they too originated from Central America. Bird's eye chillies are a variety of the species Capsicum frutescens and have spread widely across South-East Asia, where they've become a staple ingredient in many dishes. Tabasco chillies are close relatives of the Bird's eye and are well-known in North America for the famous sauce of the same name. The tiny Tepin chilli belongs to a different species again (Capsicum annum) and is the smallest on the list, growing only to the size of a hazelnut.