Onion and Shallot

Onion and Shallot

Onion and Shallot
We grew 11 varieties during 2008, you could say we know (and love) our onions! They are very easy to grow from seed and this allows you to enjoy a number of advantages: it is cheaper than sets, you have a wider choice of varieties, onions from seed are less prone to bolting and you have more flexibility with sowing times. You can start onion seeds off from February under cover through to April. Some of these varieties can be harvested young for Spring Onion use, please remember to look at our Spring Onion section for more varieties for salad and stir-fry use

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This versatile heirloom variety can be spring or autumn sown. It has outstanding flavour and quality and is a super choice for general growing producing large onions. Price for 60 seeds
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This is a strong growing and well flavoured onion with a beautiful pale bronze skin. Look forward to a good yield of firm, globe shaped bulbs that are also a good choice for storing and using as needed over the winter. 

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This is a long established heirloom variety, the top choice for many gardeners. The medium to large bulbs have a lovely mild flavour. With strong golden brown skin it is a good keeper. Price for 60 seeds
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Produces beautiful small button onions, an heirloom variety from Italy that is also known as Cipollini. They are fabulous for grilling, baking whole or braising in a sweet & sour sauce. 60 seeds for 50p
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Imagine caramelising an onion with adding sugar – no need to imagine with this very special variety.  It hails from a very small area in north eastern Spain and the large bulbs have a characteristic sweet, succulent and smooth flavour, easy to digest and also ideal in salads.             

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It’s really an elongated globe shape, more of an oval. This straw coloured onion is mild flavoured and a favourite with youngsters in our family. However there is another reason for giving this one a try: an early protected sowing could help you raise an onion weighing nearly a kilo: you might have a winner for your local show not just a winner in the kitchen. Price for 60 seeds
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This looks and tastes gorgeous. It is very early, vigorous and heavy yielding, disease resistant and will give you lovely globe onions to around 300 grams in weight. Price for 60 seeds
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This is such a fabulous onion it deserves a place in your garden. A September sowing will give you a super harvest in June or spring sow for August and September. As the name suggests this golden yellow skinned variety keeps very well for months after harvest Price for 60 seeds

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We really like these firm onions with their golden skin.  A really good flavourful crop in August with the added benefit of being able to store them for ages.                                         

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We have added this variety to our range because it can be sown in the autumn (very hardy) or in the spring, the globe shaped white bulbs are medium sized with a touch of sweetness to them.  They don’t make me cry when slicing yet are packed full of flavour.

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These elongated bulbs of deep red-purple colour have a mild sweet flavour. This Italian heirloom variety is gorgeous in both looks and taste. They can be used young as a spring onion or left to mature for harvesting from August onwards. Price for 60 seeds
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This is a very versatile white-skinned onion that can be sown in September and overwintered or spring sown. It has done really well for us as a main crop onion; its white skin stands out so you can not forget which onion it is! It can also be picked early for use as a salad onion. Price for 60 seeds
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This has an intensive red colour. It is a versatile onion that can be pulled young as a salad onion or be allowed to grown on for medium sized bulbs. Really delicious. Price for 60 seeds
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Lovely golden brown rotund onions that store happily into the spring, remaining firm and fresh flavoured. This variety is happy growing in cooler areas and ought to form part of your onion crop. Price for 60 seeds.

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Very popular last season we are pleased to offer this superb quality onion again, thick necked and globe shaped. When sliced the flesh is white with red bands. It looks and tastes great. We will be growing this again ourselves. Price for 60 seeds
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Maroon red skin and crisp white flesh with a mild flavour. Very decorative when sliced and can be used fresh or cooked. This variety will produce medium to large onions. It is reliable and stores really well. Price for 60 seeds

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Sweet and juicy this heirloom is particularly good for salads and for delicately flavoured casseroles where you do not want the onion to overpower the other ingredients.  The bulbs are a flattened shape, their rich red skins hinting at the delights with.                                                                       

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Overwintering Onion.This is a super variety to give you a lovely crop of classic straw coloured onions in late June and July of next year. Sow direct in August or start in seed trays to plant out in October. Hardy and reliable, this has proved to be an ideal choice for a Japanese overwintering onion, we highly recommend this variety. Price for 60 seeds £0.50
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This is one of the most popular large onion varieties. We are pleased to be offering this as naturally nurtured seed. Enjoy the lovely golden skinned bulbs with their rich flavour. They also keep very well. Price for 60 seeds

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This long golden-brown skinned onion is simply brilliant: it will keep you in onions right through the winter until your next crop is due; it is fabulous in the kitchen (the shape means lots of onion rings close to the same size and it is easy to cut them!); the flavour is great too. Try and make sure you have space for this one. Price for 60 seeds.

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The best cooking onions are from Spain and the best Spanish type onions are named after the Valencia region in Spain. Choose from early or late varieties or enjoy the best of both worlds and save money by buying the pair and receiving 1 packet of each for just £1.10

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An early golden Spanish onion, indeed the perfect companion to Valencia Late, with a mild sweet flavour (onion soup will never be the same again). Harvest in August Price for 60 seeds
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Golden bronze Spanish onion with sweet white flesh within. Perfect for cooking. Can be eaten as a green onion (before full maturity) or allowed to reach full size for early autumn harvest Price for 60 seeds

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This French delicacy is the best shallot from seed.  These will reward you with a high yield of mild flavoured, superb, rich red-brown coloured bulbs.  The flavour is more subtle than onions and will give you shallots in just over six months.  We love the taste of these and they really will earn their place in your kitchen garden.                                                                                        

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This heritage variety grows into long brown bulbs with a blush of pink to the skins. They can grow slightly curved and are sometimes known as banana shallots. They are easy to slice, very productive, resist bolting and have a delicious mild and sweet flavour Price for 60 seeds
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Get ready to grow… there is a tradition for sowing onions as the first ‘job’ after Christmas.  You don’t need to be that quick but get yourself ready and have these four fabulous varieties on hand to give you a flavoursome colourful crop.

 

Ailsa Craig

Tosca

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Long Red Florence

 

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enjoy 25% off, all these for £1.65

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