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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 '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)

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    • £2.69

Shallot 'Figaro'

Allium cepa (Aggregatum Group), Shallot 'Banana'

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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)

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    • £2.99

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


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    • 1 packet (375 onion seeds)

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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


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    • 1 packet (200 onion seeds)

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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)

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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)

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    • £1.99

Shallot 'Lorient'

Allium cepa (Aggregatum Group)

Finally a shallot you can reliably grow from seed! British-bred Shallot Lorient has been developed over 14 years with UK gardeners in mind. This superb variety offers superior performance compared to other seed varieties, and matches planting sets (immature bulbs) in terms of reliability, garden performance, and pest and disease resistance. Shallot Lorient is tough from the get go, making a strong start even in a cold spring. Mildew resistant and slow to bolt under the summer heat, this top-performer soldiers on to produce long, richly-sweet bulbs that add a real gourmet depth to any dish where onions are called for. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 1 packet (125 shallot seeds)

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    • £1.99

Leek 'King Richard'

Allium porum

A particularly early cropping variety that can be lifted by July from the very earliest sowings, but will easily stand until Christmas from a later sowing. The long, slender stems of Leek 'King Richard' are full flavoured and ideal for slicing. This RHS AGM variety can also be grown close together for delicious, succulent mini leeks, but is best harvested by Christmas as it is less hardy than some other varieties. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (125 leek seeds)

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Onion 'Hi Keeper' F1 Hybrid

Allium cepa

With excellent winter hardiness, this is by far the best variety for overwintering from an autumn sowing outdoors. Onion 'Hi Keeper' produces quality globe shaped bulbs weighing 120g (4oz), with golden yellow skins that will store well. This versatile variety is equally good from a spring sowing and makes a fine choice for the kitchen or the show bench. 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 (80 onion seeds)

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    • £2.99

Leek 'All Season Collection'

Allium porrum

We've built our leek collection on hardy, disease resistant British-bred varieties so you can be sure your crop will stand up to winter and summer extremes with little risk of rust, bulbing or bolting. This collection comprises; 'Lincoln', 'Oarsman' and 'Below Zero'. Oarsman bulks out quickly for the earliest summer harvest. Lincoln covers autumn and winter, while Below Zero takes you round to spring.
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    • 1 packet (60 leek seed mix)

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    • £3.99

Leek 'Bulgaarse Reuzen - Lincoln'

Allium porrum

If you can't wait for the autumn leek harvest, use Leek Lincoln to bring your crops into summer! We've selected this vigorous grower to bring you the earliest picking. An early spring sowing will lead to medium sized clean white shanks for picking in late summer. With little risk of bolting and inbuilt disease resistance, Leek Lincoln also stands well in the soil for harvest right through autumn - if you have the restraint to leave some of the tender, full flavoured shanks in the ground that long! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (100 leek seeds)

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    • £2.69

Onion 'Bedfordshire Champion'

Allium cepa

Onion 'Bedfordshire Champion' has retained its popularity for over a hundred years. This heavy cropping variety produces large globe shaped, golden brown skinned bulbs with crisp white flesh and a mild flavour. This reliable onion is well suited to the UK climate with late summer maturity and excellent storing capabilities. 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)

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    • £1.99