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'How To Grow Onions'

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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, Onion Ailsa Craig is also one of the best varieties for general cultivation producing large   More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion 'Supasweet'™ (Dulcinea) F1 Hybrid

A breeding breakthrough! Onion Supasweet™ (Dulcinea) is the first commercial variety of sweet and mild bulb onions available to UK gardeners. The large semi-globe, copper-skinned bulbs of Onion Supasweet™ are so sweet and juicy…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion 'Ishikura' (Bunching Onion)

A new type of spring onion. Spring Onion Ishikuro does not form bulbs, yet stays white and very straight. Can be harvested pencil-thin or thinner, yet left till it's grown as thick as a mature carrot. Because Spring Onion Ishikuro has such a long…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Onion 'Performer' (Bunching Onion)

For all the year round production of delicious spring/bunching onions, Spring Onion Performer produces upright, dark green leaves and mild flavoured stems which do not bulb. You can successionally sow Spring Onion Performer throughout spring and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Onion 'Kappa'

The cylindrical shape of these brown-skinned onions means that they can be grown at closer spacings than traditional bulb onions. Flesh is firm, white and crisp, lending itself to uniform slicing that's ideal for tasty burger toppings, salads and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion 'Borettana'

Small flat bulbs for salads, pickling and stir frys.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Spring Onion 'Lilia' (Red Onion)

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…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion 'Ciboule Red Dragon' (Bunching Onion)

Forms a clump of slender elongated bulbs and long green stalks, similar to chives. A type of perennial bunching onion usually grown as an annual, and winter hardy. Quite pungent flavoured, use both the leaves and small bulbs.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Onion 'Paris Silver Skinned'

Super little pickling or cocktail onions, Onion Paris Silver Skinned are easy and quick to grow and do well on the poorest soils. Sow thickly and the resultant competition will prevent the bulbs from getting too large for pickling purposes.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Spring Onion 'White Lisbon'

Very quick growing salad onions, sow Spring Onion White Lisbon in succession for a continuous crop all spring, summer and autumn  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion 'Red Baron'

A mid-late maturing variety, Onion Red Baron has flattish-round bulbs of a beautiful dark red colour. Onion Red Baron is an excellent cropper producing attractive, firm well flavoured bulbs which keep well  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Spring Onion 'Pompeii'

Allium cepa. A quick growing, silver skinned cocktail/pickling onion. Spring Onion Pompeii is succulent and ideal for sowing thinly in containers or window boxes  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Spring Onion 'Apache'

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…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion 'Bedfordshire Champion'

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  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion 'Doux des Cevennes'

Highly-prized heirloom variety from the Cévennes mountain range in France where families have grown strains of this mild onion for many hundreds of years. The soft pale flesh has a delicate flavour when eaten raw and becomes more savoury when cooked. Bulbs store…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion 'Santero' F1 Hybrid

Spring planting. Heat treated. The answer to gardeners' prayers! Heat treated early main crop, Onion 'Santero' F1 Hybrid is the first onion set with resistance to downy mildew, a potentially disastrous fungal foliage disease. This …  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion james 'Longkeeping'

Flavoursome Heirloom variety. The medium sized bulbs of Onion 'James Long Keeping' store well over winter for a long window of use in the kitchen.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Spring Onion 'Feast' F1 Hybrid

Onion Feast has long pure white slender stems contrast with the dark green, erect leaves of this outstanding spring onion. Excellent heat and downy mildew tolerance. Onion Feast stands very well, keeping in good condition. Ideal for successional…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion 'Hi Keeper' F1 Hybrid

The best bulb variety to sow outdoors in autumn for overwintering, Onion Hi Keeper produces quality bulbs, 120g (4oz) in weight. Ideal for the exhibitor as well as the kitchen. Good winter hardiness. Onion Hi Keeper can also be spring sown,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Spring Onion 'Winter White Bunching'

A dual purpose onion that resists bulbing up enabling it to be pulled for a longer period than regular varieties. Spring Onion Winter White Bunching has excellent overwintering qualities, can be sown either late August for late May pulling or in…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Spring Onion 'White Lisbon' (Start-A-Garden™ Range)

Customers' favourite. An easy to grow spring onion with a mild flavour and smooth white skin. Quick to mature, ready in just 9- 10 weeks from sowing. Ideal for sowing at regular intervals for a continuous crop of tasty salad onions.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Rainbow Salad Growing Kit

Nurture and grow your own wonderfully coloured salad crops with this rainbow salad growing kit. The kit features five unique packets of seeds allowing you to grow Cucumber Crystal Apples, Lettuce Amaze, Spring Onion Apache, Radish…  More Info




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Super food Growing Kit

Create a colourful crop of tasty and nutritious vegetables. Selected for their high vitamin, mineral and antioxidant properties.  More Info




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Shallot 'Lorient'

Reliably grows from seed! Mildew resistant and slow to bolt under the summer heat, this top-performer soldiers on to produce round/oval, richly-sweet bulbs that add a real gourmet depth to any dish.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Leek 'Nipper'

Fast-growing 'baby' leeks specially bred to be ready to pick in just 10 weeks from sowing. Pull them at 'spring onion size' for fresh and tasty leeks out of season; with a flavour that's milder than spring onions, they are delicious in stir…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Shallot 'Figaro'

Long, banana-shaped shallots from seed, as used by many celebrity chefs. Shallot 'Figaroproduces 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…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Chives

This perennial member of the onion family is undemanding and easy to grow, returning year after year, and attracting bees and butterflies to its pretty pink blooms. Chives are an essential addition to the herb garden. Their leaves and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Allium 'Big Impact Mixed'

Add height and structure to your borders with these superb summer-flowering bulbs. Undemanding and easy to grow, Allium 'Big Impact Mixed' will give you a wonderful assortment of flower shapes, sizes and colours that are superb for cut flower…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Bulb

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Allium 'Globemaster'

Spectacular massive mauve globes. One of the best giant alliums - comes up reliably year after year. Bulb size 18/20.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Bulb

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Allium Collection

These magnificent allium bulbs produce an explosion of colour, followed by architectural seedheads that create a spectacular autumn display. Undemanding and easy to grow, these magnificent allium flowers are also excellent for cutting.  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Bulb

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Carrot 'Paris Market - Atlas'

Rounded, bite-sized carrots with a smooth, bright orange skin. Carrot 'Parmex' is early maturing, producing uniform crops of deliciously tender carrots that make a tasty, nutritious addition to lunchboxes. These compact carrots are ideal for growing in…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Annual

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Carrot 'Flyaway' F1 Hybrid

British bred Carrot ‘Flyaway’ was developed especially for its resistance to Carrot Root Fly making it less susceptible to attack than many other varieties. A naturally very sweet tasting variety with smooth skinned, blunt ended roots and a…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Annual

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Carrot 'Tendersnax' F1 Hybrid

Carrot 'Tendersnax' is an early maturing carrot with an exceptional tender, juicy flavour. Sister variety to 'Sugarsnax', the blunt ended, tapering roots reach up to 15cm (6) with silky smooth skins and a deep orange colour. This superb carrot is ideal for…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored 3 - Supreme'

A well known, blunt ended variety that is ideal for early and successional sowings. Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored 3 - Supreme' is popular for its red fleshed roots with a bright orange skin and a crisp, sweet flavour. Height: 30cm (12). Spread: 15cm (6)  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Carrot 'Kingston' F1 Hybrid

Main crop 'Autumn king', long storage.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Carrot 'Red Samurai'

Maincrop, reddish skinned, long spear roots.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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