PERENNIAL ONION

WE ARE TOTALLY SOLd OUT OF PERENNIAL ONIONS FOR 2018. VOLES DEVASTATED THE CROP. Please check website in July 2019 to find out 2019 availability. 

Egyptian Winter-  A very nice treat in the early Spring when they are frequently the first things edible from the garden.  This is a top setting type, where you harvest the topsets in late August, separate them, and then plant them.  The roots grow slowly all winter and you eat the tender shoots as mild green onions first thing in the Spring.  The topsets will be shipped in late August.    15 sets $5.00

 

Catawissa Walking Onion- a rare heirloom sent to us  that is a taller more vigorous plant than the traditional type.   The topsets will be shipped in late August.   15 sets $5.00

ONION (SEED)

( 11 varieties to choose from)

Best suited to be direct seeded in the ground  as soon as possible in the spring. Keep weed free. Thin and transplant later as needed. Or you can start indoors 4- 6 weeks earlier prior to setting them out. Make sure you provide them with adequate and moderate temperatures so they develop slowly and do not become leggy before transplanting.

 

Ailsa Craig - 110 days - A very large sweet onion.  Best used soon after harvest.  These can get quite large and when grown in proper conditions are very mild. Approximately 500 seeds/pkt.  Pkt. $2.00

Australian Brown-100 days- First introduced in 1897 , large flavorful , good keeper. Typical to be able to keep in proper storage for 6-7 months. Pkt. $2.50

Borettana Cipollini- 100 days-  An old Italian heirloom producing flat, yellow skinned onions.  Unique shape,  thick layers, good textured flesh.  Approximately 500 seeds/pkt.  Pkt. $2.00

Newburg Long Storage-  100 days- A selection made by Dr. Alan Kapular from a European hybrid that is excellent for organic production and storage.  Approximately  500 seeds/pkt.. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Parma Yellow- 105 days- A variety form Italy dating back to 1896. Yellow skin with  firm rings making it a good keeper.  Approximately 500 seeds/Pkt. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Red Burgundy- 100 days- A very good substitute for Red Wethersfield.  Flattened, purple red skin, sometimes strong but a good keeper.  Approximately 500 seeds/pkt.  Pkt. $2.00

Red Wethersfield- 100 days- First offered in 1834, the long time standard for red onions.  Wethersfield,  Connecticut was famous for the crop at one point in history.  Large, deep red slicing onion.  It is also a good keeping onion.  Approximately 250 seeds/pkt.  Pkt $2.50    

 

Rosa Lunga di Tropea- 110 days-  (aka Red Torpedo)  Italian Heirloom.  Long, red, torpedo shaped onions.  Not a long keeping onion, but sweet and tasty.  Approximately 500 seeds/pkt.  Pkt. $2.00

Walla Walla- 100 days+/- Does best if Fall planted where possible and produces a very sweet onion in early summer.  When Spring planted, size is not as big but quality is still very sweet.   Approximately 500 seeds/pkt. Pkt. $2.00

White Portugal- 105 days- Best used as a green onion for bunching but will develop some nice, small sized round onions suitable for boiling or pickling.    Approximately 500 seeds/pkt. Pkt. $2.25

Yellow Sweet Spanish - 115 days - Large, yellow globe, average keeper onions will store well until January or February.  Approximately 1000 seeds/pkt.  Pkt. $2.25

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Sand Hill Preservation Center

Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

1878 230th Street

Calamus, IA 52729

563-246-2299

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