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Onions

There are many types of onions that can add flavour and wonderful aromas to any dish. The main different types of onions are the common yellow onion, red onions, and white onions. However, other kinds of onions such as scallions, leeks, and shallots are widely used in the kitchen. Even though onions are a pungent type of vegetable commonly used in cooking, there are also many sweet varieties that you can enjoy eating raw. We grow the heritage traditional varieties. As with all our vegetable seeds are grown organically and in volcanic soils.
  • Torpedo onions have elongated red and white bulbs and are classed as a small to medium-sized type of onion. The bulb is covered with a papery red and white skin that covers juicy, mild-tasting flesh. Red Torpedo onions are a popular Italian variety of red onion.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 6.00
  • Brunswick is a deep red-to-purple flattened type. Usually very mild and sweet, it nevertheless stores very well.

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    NZ$ 7.00
  • One of the smallest varieties of onion is the pearl onion that has a crunchy texture and delightfully sweet taste. Pearl onions are sometimes called button onions, baby onions, or creamers.
    Pearl onions are from the same Allium genus as onions but are a cultivar of Allium ampeloprasum which means they are more closely related to leeks.

    Pearl onions usually only measure between 2 ' 3 cm and have firm white flesh. Unlike common onions, pearl onions don't have such a pungent flavour or sharp taste. The small onion bulbs are surrounded by a thin white skin.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 9.00
  • Long day. A tasty old favourite that sets medium-large, yellow onions with a good, pungent flavour. This variety is among the best keepers and produces well. Plant some of these for winter eating and store them clear through to next spring.

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    NZ$ 6.00
  • Another classic sweet onion is the Vidalia onion which has a flattened globular shape and light-yellow, almost white skin. Vidalia onions have a firm white juicy flesh with thin rings. When it comes to choosing a mildly tasting sweet onion, Vidalia onions usually hit the top of the list. These versatile onions are not only great for eating raw. You can increase their sweetness by lightly frying them, roasting them, or grilling them. They also make a delicious ingredient for any recipe that requires onions.

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    NZ$ 9.00
  • Average 40-50 days to maturity. A uniform and flavourful bunching onion, it is a popular and traditional Japanese variety for sukiyaki, soup and salads. Ishikura reaches enormous proportions (to two feet tall, one inch across) while remaining tender and scallion-like, never forming a bulb. A perfect heat- and cold-tolerant. No garden should be without this easy-to-grow onion seeds.

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    NZ$ 6.00
  • Super-hardy bunching onion. Grown for its thick green stems and hollow leaves that possess a sharp onion flavour. This perennial never forms a bulb in the garden; once established, new plants can be raised by replanting the abundant side-shoots.

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    NZ$ 7.00
  • White onions are a large type of onion that have white papery skin and white mild flesh. These are a good type of onion to use if you need a sharp-flavoured onion that is still mild and sweet.

    White onions are commonly used in many dishes. Because of their relatively mild flavour, white onions are a good type of onion to use if the recipe calls for raw onions.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 7.00

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