Spring onion seeds

Growing suggestions for spring onion seeds

Sow spring onion seeds in drills as close as 10cm apart in well prepared, weed-free soil. Seeds can be 2-3cm apart in the row with no need to thin. For a very early crop seeds can be started indoors in January. Spring onions can be sown throughout the growing season. For a continuous supply of pencil-thick onions we recommend sowing every two weeks. They are ready for harvest six weeks after sowing.

Spring onion growing calendar

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Crop history

Also know as green onions and scallions, spring onions describe a long, thin allium with a distinctive mild, oniony flavor which is eaten as a whole, including bulb and leaves. They come from two different kinds of plants, bunching and bulbing onions.
References to spring onions and chives occur in Chinese records dating back over two thousand years. The Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese all planted and used this vegetable. Spring onions earned their name from their early appearance in the spring after the cold months of winter when every green colour is welcome.

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  • White Lisbon Spring onionWhite Lisbon Spring onion

    Spring onion – White Lisbon (Organic)

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    Spring onion – White Lisbon (Organic)

    The classic spring onion. Long white stems with bright green tops, suitable for both spring/summer cultivation as well as over-wintering. This is traditionally the most popular variety of spring onion, and an essential addition to the veg patch. Quick, hardy and easy to grow. Its speed of growth makes it ideal for catch-cropping and year-round cultivation, with its small size meaning it can be easily squeezed into unused corners of the garden.

    Spring onions are an extremely versatile culinary ingredient. Delicious both cooked and raw, they are a staple of our diet!
    (Approximate seed count – 300)

    £2.10£3.95
  • Ischikrona Spring OnionIschikrona Spring Onion

    Spring Onion – Ischikrona (Organic)

    £2.25
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    Spring Onion – Ischikrona (Organic)

    A vigorous Japanese type bunching onion producing stems up to an inch in diameter. Ishikrona is definitely one of our favourites. It is beautiful in every way with fresh green coloured leaves and a bright white stem. It is succulent, mild and sweet in flavour, fresh and crispy in texture. It is extremely hardy as well as pest resistant and it stands in the ground for a long time without bulbing up.

    As an important ingredient of the Asian cuisine, it can be used in stir-fries, soups and salads. It can be used instead of or alongside onions.
    (Approximate seed count – 385)

    £2.25

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