Traditional vegetables

A variety of traditional vegetables are grown throughout the Northern Territory (NT).

Listed below are links to Agnotes, growing notes and other growing advice.

General advice

All growers should be aware of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus and the biosecurity measures designed to stop its spread.

For detailed growing information get the vegetable growing manual which is available from the page General advice for fruit and vegetable growers.

Grower advice

Brassicas - cabbages, cauliflower and broccoli

Growing conditions for these vegetables differ between the Top End and Central Australia.

Information specific to each region is listed below for:

Tomatoes, eggplants, capsicum and chillis

Growing conditions for these vegetables differ between the Top End and Central Australia.

Information specific to each region is listed below for:

Cucurbits - cucumbers, zucchini, squash and pumpkins

Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus is a plant disease which infects watermelon, cucumber, melons, zucchini, pumpkin, squash, bitter gourd, bottle gourd and some species of closely related weeds.

For more information read cucumber green mottle mosaic virus.

Growing information specific to each region is listed below for:

French beans

Growing conditions for French beans differ between the Top End and Central Australia.

Information specific to each region is listed below for:

Lettuce

Growing conditions for lettuce differs between the Top End and Central Australia.

Information specific to each region is listed below for:

Root and bulb vegetables

Root and bulb vegetables include beetroot, carrots, onions, garlic and sweet potato.

Different root and bulb vegetables can be grown in the Top End and Central Australia.

Information specific to each region is listed below for:

Sweet corn

Growing conditions for sweet corn differ between the Top End and Central Australia.

Information specific to each region is listed below for:

Pest and disease management

For detailed information on the pests and diseases of vegetables read the field guide (14.8 mb) to pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders of vegetables in northern Australia.

To get a Vietnamese version of the manual go to the website of Territory Natural Resource Management.

Read the following information about pests and diseases of tomatoes:

Visit the Northern Territory insects database to identify an insect pest and the damage it can cause.

General information

Read more general information and advice about growing plants and vegetables in the NT.

Green manure

Green manure crops are grown to protect soil from erosion and to improve soil structure, chemistry and biological health.

Read information about green manure cropping in horticulture (165.6 kb).

Past research

Read about research to identify vegetable crops which have commercial growing potential for the NT:

Industry associations

For information about the vegetable growing industry visit the Ausveg website or NT Farmers website.

Last updated: 13 October 2017