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Vegetable seed packets, 1932

Vegetable seed packets, 1932

Most of the vegetables on the seed packets depicted in a Yates' catalogue in 1932 were widely grown in the 19th century – the cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, beetroot and onion for instance. Less common, but still grown in this early period, were lettuce and radish. All these vegetables remain staple New Zealand fare.

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Reference: Eph-A-HORTICULTURE-Yates-1932-02-back

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David Burton, 'Food - Vegetables', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/39146/vegetable-seed-packets-1932 (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by David Burton, published 5 Sep 2013