Many gardeners prefer to 

grow their onions from seed because they have a finer

flavor than onions grown from sets and often keep better. 

Start seeds indoors in January or February in zone 8 and above. You can start many varieties in the fall for a spring/early summer harvest. 

Onions should be harvested when the tops begin to dry up and fall over, then shade-cure for a week before storing. 

Onions do not like clay or acid soils. Water regularly. In addition, some varieties needs summer days to bulb up. Bulbs can be consumed raw, cooked, dried, pickled, or roasted. 

Allium cepa W/Matures 14-17/Harvest 0-6/Yield 200-600/Spacing 4"

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Ailsa Craig Onion

Immense (2 lbs +), globe-shaped, straw yellow Spanish type with firm sweet mild flesh. Scottish heirloom well adapted to less than perfect conditions.In Engl...
  • Days to maturity: 110-140
  • Seeds per packet: 150
  • Germination days: 10-14

Clear Dawn Onion, Organic

Longest-keeping non-hybrid storage onion.Clear Dawn has become a byword for quality.Customers have been requesting this, and we are pleased to bring it to yo...
  • Days to maturity: 104
  • When to plant: 1-4 mnths last frost
  • Germination days: 10-14
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Giant Zittau Onion

Limited Supply.Heirloom from 1885.A yellow onion with flattened shape and excellent flavor. The 4-5" bulbs are beautiful-flattened with an almost silky, gold...
  • Days to maturity: 120
  • Seeds per packet: 150
  • Germination days: 10-14

Mill Creek Red Onion

A local heirloom we have saved from extinction bolt-resistant and very long-keeping. In recent trials it was the only red onion to do equally well planted ei...
  • Days to maturity: 115
  • When to plant: Late spring
  • Germination days: 10-14

Newburg Onion, Organic

Impressive quality--long-keeping storage onion with great yield and flavorbred for organic growing by Dr. Alan Kapular, this is an open-pollinated onion with...
  • Days to maturity: 100
  • Seeds per packet: 150
  • Seed code: O
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New York Early Onion

This heirloom onion has become very hard to find, but many gardeners say it is unequaled for quality. We have sought out a source so that we can carry it aga...
  • Days to maturity: 98
  • Seeds per packet: 150
  • Seed code: N
Von 4600 onion+torpedo

Red Torpedo Onion

Wonderful for salad and raw slices,and chefs love it for braising.Lunga di Firenze, Italian, Early Red Long. These are all the rage at farmers markets. Spind...
  • Days to maturity: 95
  • Seeds per packet: 150
  • Germination days: 10-14

Walla Walla Onion, Organic

Big, juicy, sweet onion from Washington that can grow to 3 lbs. In Walla Walla, WA, they're planted in August and overwintered. Spring-planted bulbs will be ...
  • Days to maturity: 125-300
  • Seeds per packet: 150
  • Germination days: 10-14