Onions
(Globe & Multiplier)
Allium cepa & A. fistulosum

Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 200 seeds.
Click on variety's picture or name below for more information and quantity pricing options (where available).
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Evergreen Long White Bunching Onion
Tasty, long, silvery white stalks does not form bulbs under most conditions.
$1.95
Heshiko Japanese Bunching Onion
Stalks are tender, 12-14 inches tall, are flavorful, mild, not overly pungent.
$1.95
Red Burgundy  (Bermuda) Onion
Flesh is white with pink shading near the skin.
$1.95
Red Creole C5 Onion
Deep globe, medium large, deep-red colored.
$1.95
Ringmaster White Sweet Spanish Onion
Large globes, with single centers and firm, mild flesh.
$1.95
Ruby Onion
Deep globe, medium large, deep-red colored.
$1.95
Texas Early Grano 502 Onion
A "Vidalia-type" onion with excellent eating quality.
$1.95
Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion
White stalks are upright, uniform and are slightly pungent.
$1.95
Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion
Straw color with white flesh that is mild and sweet flavored.
$1.95
 
 
 








Selection and Growing Information:

Your geographical location will need to be considered as you select your onion seeds. There are three main types of onions "short-day," "intermediate-day," and "long-day" varieties. Onions require specific balance of daylight to darkness to perform properly.

The genetic makeup of the particular onion variety is what signals the plant to stop vegetative growth and to start forming the bulb. As the onion matures, the tops will eventually fall and touch the ground, at which point the onion is ready for harvest.

  • Short-day varieties are recommended for the southern U.S. where the temperatures are typically warmer year round. They will make bulbs earlier in the year with only ten to twelve hours of daylight. If grown in the north, they will tend to shut down their vegetative growing and bulb resulting in small, pearl onions.
  • Intermediate-day onions typically need twelve to fourteen hours of daylight to trigger the bulbing process. They are suited for most areas.
  • Long-day varieties are best suited for the northern states as they need fourteen to sixteen hours of daylight to bulb. In the south, they will grow nice green tops but not bulbs - like bunching onions. Long-day onions are generally more pungent and store better.

Growing Instructions:

Plant seeds early in flats, a couple of months before you intend to plant in the garden. The tops will get spindly so use scissors and prune back to two to three inches tall. You may need to do this a few times before transplanting time. Do not throw the clippings away. They make a great topping for a baked potato, a flavoring for a soup recipe or as a garnish on a tossed green salad.

When the soil can be worked, transplant the seedlings with a spacing of two to four inches apart. It is very important to keep them weeded. The early growth of the allium plants is very important.


Informational References:
  1. "The Vegetable Garden", Vilmorin-Andrieux Seed Co., Paris, France, 1885.

  2. "Field and Garden Vegetables of America," Fearing Burr, Jr., 1863.

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