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Allium (Onion) Family (Roots)


These are not root crops but we have placed them here because part of the edible portion of the plant is found underground, although this part is technically not the root of course.

Yellow Globe Danvers

Yellow Globe Danvers (1865) is a large round yellow onion that is a good winter keeper.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 2 grams
Onion – Red Baron

Red Baron Onion is described as a red bunching onion. In reality, it is an Allium cepa (bulb onion), not an Allium fistulosum (bunching onion), but it is very slow growing and in the first year from seed only produced a minimal amount of bunching onions. Jim was so disappointed in it that he didn’t harvest anything, and all the plants survived the winter outdoors. In the second year, they produced large deep red bulbs and seed (some produced both bulbs and seed but not all). Jim harvested all the seed and the bulbs and hopes to replant the bulbs in the spring to produce more seed. For those who want to try this interesting onion, we are offering 1g seed packets.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Evergreen White Bunching Onion

Evergreen White Bunching is a perennial that produces green onions the first year from seed. Roots left in the ground over the winter produce clumps of early green onions. Photo is of first spring green onions harvested mid-May from plants left in the ground over winter.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 2 grams
Leek – Giant Musselburgh

Leeks have a very mild onion taste. They are slow growing so should be started early as a bedding plant. Once transplanted into the garden leeks need a lot of water. Giant Musselburgh (C) is an heirloom that was introduced in 1834, near Edinburgh, Scotland. It is known for its huge size and winter hardiness.

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Price(s): $3.00
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