Leeks - King Richard
2302-CO Allium porrum
75 days from transplant.
Quicker to mature than Bleu, but not nearly as cold-hardy (only withstanding light fall frosts). Grow the King as a summer leek, saving Bleu for your winter eating. Long shanks don’t require hilling; minimal bulbing.
Leeks - Bleu de Solaise *Sorry, Sold Out for 2015!*
2301-CO Allium porrum
110 days from transplant.
A French heirloom variety, named after the blue tinge in the leaves. A hardy variety that just might overwinter in Zone 3B gardens, although I tend to get theminto our soups before too much snow. Start leeks early (Feb./Mar.) and keep trimming the leaves to 4"-6" to give them a sturdy start. Tr... more details
Chives - Garlic
4016-LG Allium tuberosum
(Perennial. 90 days.)
You can distinguish garlic chives from “regular” onion chives by their flat leaves (not round and hollow like onion chives), white blossoms (as opposed to purple/pink), and their garlic taste!LOCALLY-GROWNGrown by Steph Warr of Twisted Brook Farm in Lawrencetown, NS
Chives - Common
4012-CO Allium schoenoprasum
(Perennial. 90 days.)
The first sign of spring in the herb garden! Chives poke their stalks out of cool soil well before you think anything might start growing. The pretty purple flowers are edible, with their mild, onion-y flavour adding pizzazz to salads. Its clumps spread easily.
Onion - New York Early
2604-CO Allium cepa
(Storage/Yellow) 98 days from transplant.
Looking for an early, reliable, 2"-3", yellow storage-onion that’s sweet and mild enough to eat raw? Look no further than New York Early, an improved selection of old-timer Early Yellow Globe.
Onion - Borettana Cipollini
NEW!2607-CO Allium cepa
This Italian heirloom is a more mild (sweeter) onion—about 2"-3" wide, with a flat top. Excellent miniature storage-onion, tra-ditionally braided and hung for up to 5 months. The small size means you can grow Cipollini closer together. The best-tasting caramelized onion!
Green Onion - Evergreen Bunching
2601-CO Allium fistulosum
(Green) 57 days from seed.
Direct-seed as soon as the soil can be worked, or start in soil blocks in multiples of 7-10. Long green leaves, with a hearty white portion.
Onion - Bennie's Red
2606-LO Allium cepa
(Storage) 108 days from seed.
We at Hope Seeds, lovers of onions (and all things allium, for that matter!), are impressed by this one’s excellent keeping capacity, large bulb-size and gorgeous colouring so that, when cut in half, Ben-nie's looks just like a bull's- eye. Many other seed houses have had crop failures ... more details