Onion and Shallot

Onion and Shallot

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 January 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
£0.60

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This vigorous main crop variety will give you lovely large delicious onions with the added benefit that the keep well. A consistent performer although not widely available. Price for 60 seeds.

£1.00

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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. 

Price for 60 seeds. 

£0.75 / set(s)

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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.

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Lovely mild flavour, or grow a giant!  (60 seeds)

£0.75

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A new must have red onion: attractive deep red skin with a red layer between each white scale.  This is a delicious variety, mild and sweet making it a very good choice for salads (they cook up really well too).  The fat flattened globe shaped bulbs can store for months.

Price for 60 seeds. 

£0.60 / pack(s)

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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 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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Heirloom flavour, reliability and storage  (60 seeds)

£0.75

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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

£0.90

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This heirloom beauty is very special, a red onion happy in warm dry summer weather: in fact it is recognised as tolerant to heat and drought (an example where heirloom can win over modern varieties).   With a clear spicy & pungent bite fresh or mellowing to sweetness when caramelized and it stores really well – not to be missed  

Price for 60 seeds 

£0.75 / pack(s)

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Hits all the right notes for flavour (60 seeds)

£1.25 / pack(s)

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Mild and sweet, perfect for onion rings in a salad or cooking with chard stems.  For a naughty treat fry them for onion rings, perfect caramelized for soups and pickles or roasted (think side dish or for casseroles)… has quickly made itself a favourite culinary variety here!

Price for 60 seeds. 

£0.90 / pack(s)

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Flavourful heirloom: not too pungent and not exactly sweet! (60 seeds)

£0.90

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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.

£0.60

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Could this be the world’s best tasting onion? Delicious, mild, & sweet (60 seeds)

£0.90

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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.                                                                                        

Price for 60 seeds. 

£1.75

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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

£1.25

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