Onions

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  • Onion All Season Spring Onion

    R26.00

    Allium fistulosum

    A prolific producer of clusters that are long, white stemmed spring onion that is deliciously tender and full of flavour. This variety is adaptable to different climates and can be grown throughout the year.

    Approx. 50 seeds

  • Onion Australian Brown

    R26.00

    Allium cepa

    A great intermediate day length onion and is best for planting in areas below the “Bloemfontein Line”. It has a shape reminiscent of a spinning top and stores very well with a satisfying flavour.

    Approx. 100 seeds

  • Onion Caledon Globe

    R26.00

    Allium cepa

    Caledon Globe is a South African Open Pollinated variety that does very well in the garden. A long day length onion, it does better in the southern half of the country (below Bloem). Nice round onions, with a rich, deep colour and good store-ability.

    Approx. 200 seeds

  • Onion Caprico

    R25.00

    Allium cepa

    It is a beautiful, round, short day length onion, with great storability. This is a nice pungent onion that really works well in cooked dishes. Its storage ability also makes it a winner for people looking to have an extended harvest that they can use at their leisure.

    Approx. 200 seeds

  • Onion Egyptian Walking

    R33.00

    Alium cepa var proliferum

    This is a small bulbing onion that is just ever so awesome. They don’t produce big bulbs, but what they lack in size they make-up for in quantity.
    Once planted, the bulbs easily divide, and within a matter of months you can re-divide to increase your stock.
    The next great thing is that the plants do not form flowers, the flower head is actually a set of onion bulblets. What happens is that the flower stem falls over and where the bulblets touch the soil, a new batch of onions develops, hence the term “Walking Onions“.

    6 onions

    Please note: Limited stock available! Confirm availability before making payment.

  • Onion Red Creole

    R26.00

    Allium cepa

    “Heirloom. Short day, medium maturing, red onion. Although a little paler than other red onions, its slightly flattened globe is still very attractive. It is an excellent keeper and will store for up to 7 months. Due to the fact that it is well adapted and easy to grow in a variety of conditions, Red Creole is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintenance gardens. It produces well and has a good tolerance to pink root.
    Most researchers agree that the onion has been cultivated for 5000 years or more in various regions. They were worshipped by the Egyptians, and celebrated in India as a medicine. The Red Creole onion was originally developed by the Dessert Seed Company in El Centro, California. It was released to the market in 1962. Since then it has become a popular onion.
    Red creole is not as sweet as other onions and has a more pungent flavour. It is spicy and excellent for cooking. Use the onions raw in salads and salsa for a crisp, colourful bite. You can also use them for grilling, frying, roasting, pickling, chutney, sautés and-fries, basically any savoury dish. The greens can also be cooked with green pumpkin for great flavour. Raw onions are also a natural antibiotic. Raw onions also clean the liver and helps lower blood cholesterol. Onions are high in Vitamins, B1, B6, C and K, folic acid, calcium and phosphorus as well as organic sulphur. Onions can also be dried and saved for later use.
    Plant in full sun. These short day onions are very day length sensitive and shade will dramatically slow growth. In South Africa these onions will do best in the region from Bloemfontein northward to Musina. They require at least 10-12 hour days for bulbs to form. Soils must be well drained and rich in organic matter. Water regularly, but do not overwater. Also make sure that the soil is not too acidic, as onions, especially during early growth stages, cannot tolerate it. High levels of sulphur in the soil will increase pungency. For fresh eating, onions can be harvested whenever they reach desired size. Storage onions can be harvested when tops dry up and flop over. Pull bulbs from ground and cure inside a shed or greenhouse with good ventilation to cure for 2-4 weeks. About 250-220 days to maturity.

    Approx. 200 seeds

  • Onion Texas Early Grano

    R24.00

    Allium cepa

    An internationally recognised, early, sweet onion that was developed in Texas in the early 1940’s. This is the onion that has set the standard for many years with good yields and early maturity. It is best to plant these onions in late summer or early spring for the best yields. It is a short day length variety that will perform very well in the northern half of the country.

    Approx. 200 seeds