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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.



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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 (650 spring onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £2.09

Leek 'Musselburgh'

Allium porrum

A fine strain of this well known, reliable mid season variety. Producing heavy crops of short, thick stems with an excellent flavour and tender texture when cooked. Leek 'Musselburgh' is exceptionally hardy and stands well in even the coldest winter weather, making it a popular choice for growing in cold areas. Also offers good resistance to rust and bolting. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (350 leek seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £2.09

Onion 'Ishikura' (Bunching Onion)

Allium fistulosum, Oriental Bunching Onion, Spring Onion, Scallion

This perennial oriental bunching onion doesn't produce bulbs but forms clumps of elongated, straight white stems similar spring onions. Alternatively the stems can be earthed up to produce leek-like stems. Onion 'Ishikura' can be harvested when pencil-thin or left to grow as thick as a mature carrot. This RHS AGM variety has a remarkably long harvest period from June to October without the need for successive sowings. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 23cm (9").


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


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Onions


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (375 onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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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 July 2015
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    • £2.99

Spring Onion 'Apache'

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. Seeds are in the RHS Vegetable Collection. More info
    • 1 packet (750 spring onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £1.99

Leek 'Nipper'

Allium porrum

This British bred variety is fast growing, making it ideal for harvesting as 'baby leeks' just 10 weeks after sowing. Sow them thickly and lift the leeks as they reach spring onion size for a delicious 'out of season' crop. With a milder flavour than spring onions, Leek 'Nipper' makes a fabulous addition to stir fries and salads. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 20cm (8"). More info
    • 1 packet (250 leek seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £1.99

Leek 'Autumn Giant 2 - Porvite'

Allium porrum

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

This excellent RHS AGM variety produces mid green, erect foliage, and heavy, uniform stems. Leek 'Autumn Giant 2 Porvite' stands well in the garden over a long period and demonstrates resistance to bulbiness and bolting, as well as good rust tolerance. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (200 leek seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.89

Spring Onion 'Purplette'

Allium cepa, Bunching Onion, Scallion

 Customer Rating

An early bulbing, glossy purple-red skinned salad onion when small. The colour changes to lovely pastel pink when larger bulbs are pickled or cooked.

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    • 1 packet (300 spring onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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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 July 2015
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    • £1.99

Onion 'Performer' (Bunching Onion)

Allium fistulosum, Oriental Bunching Onion, Spring Onion, Scallion

Bunching onion 'Performer' produces upright, dark green leaves and mild flavoured stems which do not bulb. Use this perennial onion as a spring onion to add to salads or chopped as a chive-like garnish with a mild flavour. This winter hardy variety can be harvested virtually year round from successional sowings. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 23cm (9").


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


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Onions


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

More info
    • 1 packet (300 onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.49

Leek 'Oarsman' F1 Hybrid

Allium porrum

This superb midseason variety produces long, pure white, uniform stems with dark, erect foliage. Leek 'Oarsman' shows good early vigour, bulking up quickly, with no sign of bulbing. It stands well over a long period with good tolerance to rust and bolting. A terrific garden variety with an RHS AGM. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (40 leek seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £2.99

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


More info
    • 1 packet (175 onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.69