Onion Seeds

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Apache scallion seeds grow just like all the other scallions, but has a bright purple base end that colours up early in the season. If left to mature, it will form a vivid pink bulb or salad onion. Its mild flavour and crisp texture make Apache a great candidate for adding colour and contrast to salads and sandwiches. Provide the frost protection of a cloche row cover, and Apache will grow slowly all winter long. Sow at three week intervals from March to the end of July for a continuous harvest. The quirky little onions are perfect for the market table. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Matures in 65 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Evergreen Bunching  - An excellent variety for providing fresh salad onions in autumn. Hardy salad onions that stand through winter. Crispy and non-bulbing with a mild flavour. Ideal for salads and stir-fries.

Ambition F1 Allium cepa var. aggregatum. Sow Ambition shallot seeds for nice, large French shallots that are nearly round, but with slight shoulders. Ambition has a lovely delicate flavour that comes to life when saut̩ed in butter. Medium brown skins cover crisp white flesh in 5cm (2") bulbs or larger. Well cured shallots can store well for three to six months, so this is an extra economical crop. Grow more than you plan to use at harvest time. When the necks of your shallot plants begin to fall over, gently pull up the bulbs and let them rest on their sides in the garden for three or four days. Then bring them indoors to an airy room away from direct sunlight and let them cure for two to three weeks. Once no more green can be seen on the leaves or stems, trim the roots off with scissors and sever the stem an inch from the top of each bulb. Store in a cool, dark place in mesh bags or similar.

These seeds are coated with an inert, organically certified layer which helps to minimize clumping in storage and seed sowing machines. The coating is approved by organic certifiers in Canada, the US, EU, and Japan. Matures in 120 days (Hybrid seeds)

Eiffel Like Ramrod scallions, Eiffel produces a nice, strong, upright growing, white Lisbon type scallion with little or no bulbing at the root end, even in the heat of summer. This variety grows straight, with mild, crisp, appealing flavour and good uniformity. Its stiff upright leaves shed the rain, so it is less susceptible to the diseases that can occur in damp weather. Sow short rows of Eiffel scallion seeds every two weeks from April to the end of September, and you'll have scallions all year long. Provide a cloche row cover over winter for the best results. Matures in 65 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Walla Walla This is the classic large overwintering onion of the Pacific Northwest. A very large, juicy onion with a mild sweet flavour. It can be planted in the spring if given a really early start indoors, or in August to overwinter. Spring planted Walla Walla sweet onion seeds result in bulbs that are not quite as mild as the overwintered ones. And spring sown Walla Walla onions may not size up as well. We recommend that home gardeners should wait and plant for overwintering onions. This variety is hardy to -23°C (-10°F). It is most definitely a long day onion, suitable for planting between the 35th and 55th parallels. It might not have good storage ability, but man, it makes beautiful caramelized onions! Matures in 150 days, spring sown - 300 days fall sown. (Open-pollinated seeds)

How to Grow

280 seed/gram. Seed can be started indoors in a soil-less growing medium in February. The seedlings can then be transplanted outside later in spring. Seed can also be sown directly outdoors from mid April, 8-15 mm (1/4-1/2″) deep and 15 mm (1/2″) apart in rows 30 cm (12″) apart. Thin to 5 cm (3″) apart for cooking onions, and 7.5 cm (3″) apart for the sweet Spanish types. Onions do best in a sunny site with fertile, well drained soil. Bend over any flower stalks that start to grow so the plant’s energy goes into building the bulb. One packet sows approximately 6 m (20’) of row.