Onion, Bunching - Lilia
(Purple, Bunching) 55 days from seed.
Fast-growing French variety with stunning purples hanks and vigorous roots. Delicate flavour and a delightful addition to salads!
Herbs - 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
Herbs - 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.
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
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
Onion - Rossa Di Milano
2603-CO Allium cepa
(Storage/Red) 110 days from transplant.
Rossa di Milano was first introduced to Hope Seeds by Patrick Steiner of Stellar Seeds in BC. An Italian, red-skinned variety that’s shaped like a barrel and keeps just as hard as oak through the winter.
Onion - Borettana Cipollini
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!
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, Bennie's looks just like a bull's-eye. Many other seed houses have had crop failures fo... more details
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.