Onion Seeds

Useful gardening information

Onion is a cool-season vegetable that can be grown successfully throughout most of temperate North America. Onions may be grown from sets, transplants or seeds.
Onions start bulb formation when the day length is of the proper duration and different varieties of onions require different day lengths to initiate bulbing. In general, most common varieties fall into one of two classes, long-day (for northern latitudes) and short-day (for southern latitudes). For this reason, onion varieties that are grown in the South are not adaptable to the North and vice versa. Late plantings of the suggested varieties also result in small bulbs or lack of bulbing altogether in any location.
High temperatures and low humidity are advantageous during bulbing and curing. Onions have shallow roots and compete poorly with weeds and grasses. Timely shallow hoeing and cultivation are important, especially when the onions are small.
Onions may be eaten raw, broiled, boiled, baked, creamed, steamed, fried, french fried and pickled. They are used in soups and stews and combination with vegetables and meats.

Informative articles found on the web:

How to Grow and Care for Different Types of Onions
Health Benefits of Onions

Onion Seeds

IP075 Rossa Savonese
Translucent, semi-flat, red, sweet onion originating from Spain. Mild, excellent flavor. Beautiful onion, excellent for salads and as a fresh slicer. Intermediate Day. 100 days.
  1g package ( about 200 seeds ) $2.25
IP076 Dorata Di Parma
The 'golden' onion of Parma, Italy. A late maturing onion with golden upright top-shaped large bulbs. Excellent storage quality. Compares to any of the top yellow varieties for taste. The shape makes for great slicing. Long Day. 110 days.
  1g package ( about 200 seeds ) $2.25
SF134 Rossa Di Toscana
A red onion with a powerful flavour. Onion 'Rossa di Toscana' produces glossy, red skinned bulbs with attractive dark red tinged flesh. This colourful Italian onion is ideal for storing for autumn and winter use. 100 days.
  1g package ( about 150 seeds ) $2.25
TRN351 Shimonita Negi
Shimonita Town is the origin of these famous Japanese bunching onions. A single stalk variety, it is considered the "King of the Negi" for its fat white root ends and its wonderful sweet flavor when cooked. Can be harvested after 6 months but needs 12 months to develop the thicker stems.
 325mg pack ( about 80-100 seeds ) $2.95
TRM826 Kyoto Kujo Negi Japanese Splitting Stalk Onion
This non-bulbing Japanese green onion. Kyoto Kuji Negi, is one of the Kyo-yasai, traditional vegetables, in Kyoto, Japan. It has been a part of that cuisine since the Edo period of the early 1800s. The tender leaf tapers to a height of 24", modulating in color from white to light green then dark green. It is has a nice mild flavor. 80 days.
  250g package ( about a hundred seeds ) $2.75
TRN352 Shonan Japanese Red
This red bulb onion is medium day length and was developed by the Tokyo Agricultural Experiment Station. It has excellent flavor with a crisp, sweet, mild pungency that makes it excellent for salads.
Make a delicious sweet and sour cucumber salad with thinly sliced cucumber and red onion marinated in vinegar, sugar, salt and dried chili flakes.
Planting season late summer and early fall. 160 days.
 300mg pack ( about 75-80 seeds ) $2.95
SF096 Barletta
Another wonderful small onion, perfect for salads, kabobs, or pickling. Can be used as an early small bulb scallion or cipollini. Best for fresh use, only short storage. Short day (early season). 75 days.
  800mg package ( about 200 seeds ) $2.25
TRM825 Heshiko Japanese Onion
This Japanese bunching onion or scallion, produce tender leaves with white 12-14" stalks. The onion has delicious, white, pungent flesh. This variety will over-winter. 75 days.
  300g package ( about a hundred seeds ) $2.75
NB18 Hardy White Bunching
70 days. An improved strain of Japanese Bunching (He shi ko). A hardy, non bulbing type, long, slim pure white stems. For summer crops or wintering over the following spring.
  2.5g Pack ( about 200 seeds ) $1.95
1A355 White Bermuda
95 days. An enduring heirloom variety that established Texas as an onion-growing powerhouse. Originally cultivated in Bermuda in the late 1800's, these flattened, satiny white, sweet globes mature quickly, provide delectable green onions and keep well. Perfect for pickling or cocktails. Also great in stews and soups. Pick when onions are 1" to 3" in diameter.
  2g Pack ( over 200 seeds ) $2.25
RLP058 Ishikura Improved Japanese White Bunching
This is an improved version of Ishikura, one the most popular bunching onions in Japan. This typical single stalk variety can grow up to 2.5 ft. Long white stems are obtained by applying the earthing-up method during the growth. Plants adopted very well to various climates, suitable for spring to late fall crops. Deep green leaves are very attractive and white stems are very delicious.
  1g Pack ( over 200 seeds ) $2.25
3563 Long Red Florence
Mediterranean fresh eating type, 5" long torpedo shape, very mild, terrific fresh or grilled, 90 days.
  250mg Package ( about 75-100 seeds ) $2.25
VS340 Large White Spanish
Flesh is white, sweet, mild and tasty. Skin is glistening white with a thin skin. Good winter keeper that produces bulbs that average a pound or more.
  Pack $1.95
VS350 Large Yellow Spanish
An excellent onion that produces extra large bulbs that are sweet with a mild taste. Flesh is pure white. Skin is straw colored.

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IP062 Red Burgundy
Excellent slicing variety for salads or hamburgers and grilling. Red Burgundy onions produce large flattened globes 3 to 4 inches in diameter that are beautiful for slicing! Very mild and sweet flavor! Good for short term storage. This is a short day variety that matures in 95 to 165 days depending upon planting time, location and climate. Average water needs. Water regularly, but don't over water. Resistant to Botrytis and Pink Rot.
 900mg ( about 250 seeds ) Pack $2.25
VS330 Vidalia ( Short Day Type )
Large bulbed with thick flat globe shape. Excellent producer that is attractive and uniform. Used in Georgia to make the famous Vidalia onion.
F1 Short day, high yield, jumbo, dark brown, mild taste, resists pink root and fusarium, 160 days.
 200mg ( about 50 seeds ) Pack $2.25
3543 Deep Purple Scallion
Purple red buncher, long, slender, mild spicy flavor, sow spring or summer, 60 days.
 300mg ( about 80 seeds ) Pack $2.75
3315 Ailsa Craig Giant Exhibition
Giant show quality 2-5 pound onions! Globe Kelsae type, golden color skin, firm white flesh, sweet, 110 days. Grow them to impress your neighbors and win competitions, but also be sure to enjoy their wonderful flavor!
 50mg ( about 20 seeds per pack ) $2.50
NB16 Southport White Globe Bunching
65 days. Used exclusively for the production of green bunching onions that are mild and sweet.
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