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Vegetable Seeds - Onion, Bulb Seed

Growing onions from seed is a little more difficult than growing onions from sets, especially for the new vegetable grower, but seed does provide some compelling advantages over sets. For help in growing onions from seed, check out our guide here:Grow Your Own Onions from Seed

Onion, Bulb Seed Seeds

Onion, Bulb Seed Seeds

To check just seeds with the RHS Award of Garden Merit: Onion, Bulb Seed Seeds With Award of Garden Merit

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Onion : Hi Keeper F1 Hybrid

The best bulb variety to sow outdoors in autumn for overwintering, producing quality bulbs, 120g (4oz) in weight. Ideal for the exhibitor as well as the kitchen. Good winter hardiness.

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Onion : Marco F1 Hybrid

A maincrop variety with excellent storage capabilities, often staying in good condition until March. Thin necked, straw coloured round bulbs grow to a good size in most soils and have a good disease tolerance.

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Bedfordshire Champion Seed

his heavy cropping and good keeping variety produces large, pleasantly flavoured globe-shaped bulbs. Maturing time approximately 24 weeks from sowing.

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Borettana

A mini sweet onion designed for pickling, Borretanna is an old Italian variety of cipollini onion, literally meaning 'little onion' in Italian. Originally grown from the 1400s, this flat little onion is great for pickling in balsamic vinegar, roasted with thyme and rosemary, or added to casseroles.

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F1 Bridger

Japanese type over wintering hybrid. Has excellent bolting resistance. Flattened globe shape and thick smooth skin.

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F1 Santero Seeds

A superb early maincrop onion with excellent resistance to Downy Mildew. Produces a heavy crop of delicious copper-brown, round-oval bulbs. Shows good resistance to bolting and stores well too.

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Fire King F1

One of only a few overwintering red onions, this deep globe-shaped variety has crisp, juicy, reddish-white flesh with a bright flavour and a medium bite. For both fresh and cooked usage, it stores well too.

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Globo Seeds

A very large onion which is ideal for exhibition or the kitchen! The oval-shaped, straw-coloured roots are tasty in salads or cooked, with an average weight of 250-300g (up to 1kg when grown for exhibition).

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Hiball F1 Seed

A first class type for sowing mid/late August to produce early crops in June/July the following year. A crisp, juicy onion of excellent flavour with a mild 'bite', Hiball exhibits good winter hardiness and the bulbs store well. (Overwintering type)

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Hytech F1 Seeds

A particularly well flavoured onion with good medium to long term storage capability. The superb quality onions are uniformly shaped and have good skin colour. Maturing time approximately 24 weeks from sowing.

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Karmen Seeds

Attractive red-skinned onions This impressive onion will provide a heavy crop of attractive, flattened-globe-shaped roots that are delicious in salads and store well.

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Kelsae

First introduced in the early 1950s Kelsea is still one of the most popular exhibition onions. This attractive onion regularly achieves record weights and, unusually for show onions, has an exceptional flavour.

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Long Red of Florence Seeds

An attractive, unusually shaped long red Italian onion from Tuscany. Sweet-fleshed and ideal raw in salads or for use in casseroles etc. Stores well.

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Long Red of Florence Seeds

An attractive and unusually shaped long red onion from Tuscany. Delicious raw or cooked. It also stores very well.

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Onion : Ailsa Craig : Giant/Show Vegetable

A splendid exhibition variety of golden merit producing large globe shaped onions with a rich, golden straw coloured skin. As well as being a super show variety, it is also one of the best varieties for general cultivation producing large onions with an excellent mild flavour.

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Onion : Bedfordshire Champion 1 packet

A very popular and reliable variety for well over 100 years. Ideally suited to our climate producing large globe shaped, golden brown skinned bulbs with crisp white flesh. Late summer maturity. Well grown bulbs have excellent storing capabilities. Grows best in well-drained, rich soil in full sun.

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RHS Award of Garden Merit

Onion : Red Baron

A mid-late maturing variety with flattish-round bulbs of a beautiful dark red colour. An excellent cropper producing attractive, firm well flavoured bulbs which keep well.

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Onion : Rosanna 1 packet

A distinct and appealing reddish-brown skinned, semi-globe shaped bulb with a strong flavour and stunning pink rings when sliced. Improved breeding, but still offering a taste of the past, similar to those purchased from the French onion seller of yesteryear.

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Onion : Rouge Long De Florence (Heritage)

Traditional Italian torpedo shaped bulbs with stunning, deep purple red skin. Bulbs of mild and sweet flavour, ideal sliced for salads and stir-fries, also pickling. Dual purpose - pull young as spring onions or allow to form mature bulbs.

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Paris Silverskin Seeds

Paris Silverskin is a tasty onion that's excellent for salads or pickling. Easy to grow, there's no thinning required.

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Pompei Seeds

A quick-growing round white onion which is equally delicious for salads or pickling. Ideal for patio containers.

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RHS Award of Garden Merit

Red Baron Seeds

A flavoursome maincrop, thin necked semi-globe to globe shaped, deep red onion. Very good for over-winter storage. Maturing time approximately 24 weeks from sowing.

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Red Pearl F1 Seeds

A first-rate onion with strong red external colour and pearl-like, white flesh. Excellent flavour, good storage ability - unusual in red onions - and good tolerance to Mildew. Maturing time approximately 24 weeks from sowing.

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Santero F1 Seeds

A superb early maincrop onion with good Downy Mildew and bolting resistance. The full-flavoured, copper-brown skinned, round-oval bulbs store well too.

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Senshyu Semi-Globe Yellow Seed

A highly recommended Japanese bulb onion Good crop of round, straw-coloured bulbs by early July.

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Zebrune Seeds

Is it an onion - is it a shallot? Well, technically Zebrune is an onion, but it has the milder, sweeter taste we associate with shallots. Often called 'banana' shallots in the cookbooks, this type is currently much in favour with TV chefs. Zebrune produces a good yield of 'easy to slice' bulbs.

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