(Allium cepa unless noted otherwise).
Sow 1-2 cm deep in seedbed for transplanting or direct where crop is to grow. Thin out or transplant 5 cm apart with 25 cm between rows. Choose an open, sunny site. Do not use fresh animal manure or blood and bone fertiliser close to sowing time. Varieties must be sown at correct time to avoid disappointment. 250-400 s/g
Tasmanian Customers. Please note that all onion seed is treated to comply with Tasmanian Quarantine Regulations.
This is a multi-stem variety which produces 4 to 9 long slender silvery leek-like stems. Plants are hardy and are slow to run to seed. Used for both green bunching and scallions. Ready in 60 to 90 days.
1718: Ishikura Winter (new!)
(A. fistulosum) Plants to 45cm with 15cm of white stem. Single stemmed. Excellent raw or cooked.
1719: Pompei (new!)
(A. cepa). This Spring onion has a mild flavour making it ideal for salads etc. Quick maturing, it then develops a small flattened bulb that makes an ideal small pickling onion.
A red shanked Spring Onion (shallot), that can be sown year round. Red colouring appears after 6 weeks. Packets only.
Best cultivar for Spring onions or Scallions, this non bulbing cultivar can be sown all year. Best used when 0.5 to 1 cm across. Sow sparingly and do not thin out. Vigorous upright growth. Treated seed to Tasmania.
Extremely mild red skinned onion with distinctive elongated bulbs that are ideal in salads. Not a long keeper. Sow May to July. Packets only.
Exceptionally mild red onion. Not long keeping, but very tasty. Best sown May to July.
Attractive round bulbs with bright red colouring. We have had outstanding reports about this variety. Stores better than most red types. Best sown May to July.
Mild and early maturing, this heavy yielding onion is the best of its type. A moderate keeper only, it is best sown May and June. Good in NSW and Qld.
Our Best onion, this excellent long keeper is tops for quality and yield. The skins are thin and the flesh is creamy white. Sow June to July. An important commercial cultivator.
Mild flavoured onion with soft flesh. Large globe shaped bulbs. Leaves are light green. Best sown from May to July.
Medium size globe shaped bulbs. Best keeping white cultivar. Sow May to July.
These varieties are used before maturity as a juicy and mild addition to salads etc. The bulbs are small and uniform. They can be sown from August to mid October and again from mid December to April. It is important to observe the sowing times.