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Onion & Leek Seeds


Growing onions from seed is easier than you think and can be cheaper than buying onion sets. You'll find all different types of onion in our range - spring, white, red, brown and shallots. Our range of leeks offers outstanding garden and exhibition varieties.



We have found 23 products.
 

Spring Onion 'White Lisbon'

Allium cepa, Bunching Onion, Scallion

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
Very quick growing salad onion. Sow Spring Onion White Lisbon in succession for a continuous crop all spring, summer and autumn. This customer favourite is also the best variety for overwintering - make a late sowing in September and see!
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    • 1 packet (160 spring onion seeds - seed tape)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.99
    • 1 packet (500 spring onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.29

Shallot 'Zebrune'

Allium cepa (Aggregatum Group), Echalion, Shallot 'Cuisse de Poulet du Poitou'

Known also as 'Cuisse de Poulet du Poitou', this heritage variety of torpedo-shaped, brownish pink-skinned bulbs from seed is increasing in popularity for gourmet cooking and can be used to replace onions in many recipes. Good-sized bulbs for storing.

Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Onions

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    • 1 packet (200 shallot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £3.29 £0.99

Onion 'Ailsa Craig' (Giant/Show Vegetable)

Allium cepa

This enduringly popular and well known variety makes a splendid choice for the show bench and is equally good in the kitchen. The quality, large, globe shaped bulbs have a rich, golden, straw coloured skin and an excellent mild flavour. For the largest bulbs, Onion 'Ailsa Craig' can also be sown in modules in autumn for transplanting outdoors in spring. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 10cm (4").


Companion planting: Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Onions


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    • 1 packet (250 onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £1.99

Onion 'Marco' F1 Hybrid

Allium cepa

This maincrop onion produces round, thin necked, straw coloured bulbs with good disease tolerance. Onion 'Marco' is superb for storing, remaining in good condition right through to March. This RHS AGM variety reliably produces heavy yields with bulbs achieving a good size in most soils. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 10cm (4").


Companion planting: Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Onions


More info
    • 1 packet (250 onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.69 £0.99

Onion 'Red Baron'

Allium cepa

A mid-late maturing variety, Onion 'Red Baron' produces firm, flattish-round bulbs of a beautiful dark red colour. With eye-catching red rimmed flesh and a stronger flavour than most varieties, this RHS AGM variety makes an attractive addition to salads. An excellent cropping red onion with good storage potential. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Onions


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    • 1 packet (175 onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.99

Shallot 'Camelot' F1 Hybrid

Allium cepa (Aggregatum Group)

Visually stunning, Shallot 'Camelot' is the darkest red-skinned variety available from seed. Each seed produces an individual, small, white fleshed bulb that will store extremely well for use throughout late autumn and winter. Shallots have become increasingly popular for their distinctive flavour, offering an interesting alternative to onions. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Onions

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    • 1 packet (60 shallot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £3.19 £0.99

Spring Onion 'Apache' - RHS endorsed vegetable seeds

Allium cepa, Spring Onion 'Deep Purple', Bunching Onion, Scallion

Salad Onion Apache (Deep Purple) is an attractive deep purple-red skinned spring onion with a mild flavour and a crisp texture. The purple outer skin merges with the silver when peeled, adding a colour contrast to salads. Salad Onion Apache is ideal for growing in containers, or outdoors throughout the season.

These vegetable seeds are endorsed by the RHS.
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    • 1 packet (450 spring onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.69

Shallot 'Figaro'

Allium cepa (Aggregatum Group), Shallot 'Banana'

 Customer Rating

Long, banana-shaped shallots from seed, as used by many celebrity chefs. Shallot 'Figaro' produces attractive, shiny, copper brown-skinned bulbs with crisp white flesh and a very distinct flavour. Sowing densities will determine the size of bulbs you harvest. Stores well for winter use in the kitchen.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Onions

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    • 1 packet (200 shallot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.99

Onion 'Doux des Cevennes'

Allium cepa

Originating from the steep terraced hillsides of the Cevennes mountain range, heritage variety Onion 'Doux des Cevennes' is highly prized throughout France. With a mild, delicate flavour, and a thin pearly skin, the soft pale flesh has a delicate flavour when eaten raw and becomes more savoury when cooked. This sweet onion is perfect for making delicious onion tarts. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Onions


More info
    • 1 packet (200 onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.69 £0.99

Onion james 'Longkeeping'

Allium cepa

This old time favourite dates back to the early 1800s, and remained a popular commercial crop until the 1990s. Now out of large scale production, we're bringing this flavoursome Heirloom variety back for a new generation of taste-conscious home growers to discover. As the name suggests the medium sized bulbs of Onion James Long Keeping store well over winter for a long window of use in the kitchen. We're sure the flavours and garden vigour will ensure its popularity for another 200 years! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 1 packet (80 onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £1.99

Spring Onion 'Lilia' (Red Onion)

Allium cepa, Bunching Onion, Scallion

A dual purpose Italian variety with a pungent flavour. Spring Onion Lilia is best grown as a salad onion with nice, dark green leaves and a shiny, intense red inner core. Onion Lilia can also be grown as a maincrop, storing bulb onion. When fully mature it shows off its defined red and white inner rings.
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    • 1 packet (500 spring onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £0.99