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Organic Spring Onion Seeds


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Spring Onions are a versatile vegetable with a mild onion flavour.  Their long stems and small bulbs are so convenient when adding flavour to salads, quiches or stir fries. Plant them throughout the garden and around Apple trees to ward of pests and help deter Codling Moth.

Our organic Spring Onion seeds come in two varieties:

  • Crimson Red
  • White Bunching

Each packet contains around 50 seeds - plenty for a large pot, small vegetable patch or apartment garden.

About Spring Onions (Allium Cepa, Scallions, Bunching Onions)

Spring Onions (sometimes called scallions) are an essential leafy green with a mild onion flavour.  You will usually see them in an Asian cuisine, cottage or courtyard garden (or any backyard vegetable patch).  If you live in an apartment, this vegetable is perfect for growing in a pot. They grow about 35 cm high and spread about 10 cm.

Crimson Red is a bunching variety of Spring Onion that has blood-red shanks and green leaves. The White Bunching variety is a perennial, non-bulbing type.  Both varieties grow several shoots from each seed.   

Growing Conditions for Spring Onions

Spring onions are easy care plants that will tolerate a light frost. They just need lots of sun and regular water. They prefer to be planted in a mildly acidic, free-draining sandy loam. You will get lots of life out of this 'cut and come again' vegetable if you simply cut what you need as you need it, but leave the roots to grow new shoots for another day. At the end of the season they will grow white blossoms if you let them. 

Best planted in spring or late summer, but in the upper North Island you can grow them almost all year round.   

Lettuce, Beetroot, Cabbages, Tomatoes, Dill, Parsley, Mint and Chamomile are good companion plants for Spring Onions.

Growing Instructions - Spring Onions (Crimson Red or White Bunching) Seeds

  • Direct sow: Early spring - early autumn
  • Spacing: 10 cm rows, then thin to 2 cm apart 
  • Sowing depth: 5 mm
  • Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy 
  • Germination: 8 - 20 days
  • Harvest: 120 days (cut leaves as needed or harvest whole bulb if desired)

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.