perennial onion

These are sold as top sets sent at the end of August first of September.  You may order them at any time but the shipping window is during the Fall season. When you receive them you should separate the sets and plant about 4 inches apart in the Fall and then you can harvest the young onions as green onions in the spring. Leave some to produce top sets and you will have a good supply in a few years.

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Egyptian Winter

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  NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2021

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Catawissa Walking Onion

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. NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2021

ONIONS FROM SEED

( 11 varieties to choose from) UPDATED FOR 2021

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.

 11 varieties to choose from) UPDATED FOR 2021

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.

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Ailsa Craig

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

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Australian Brown

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

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Borettana Cipollini

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

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Newburg Long Storage

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

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Parma Yellow

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

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Red Burgundy

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

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Red Wethersfield

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

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Rosa Lunga di Tropea

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

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Walla Walla

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

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White Portugal

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

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Yellow Sweet Spanish

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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