Bleu de Solaise Leek Allium ampeloprasum 110 days. An extremely cold-hardy French heirloom leek dating to the 19th century. So named because of its tendency to develop a tinge of blue in the leaves after frost. Very large, fat shanks retain their sweet, flavourful qualities well into late Autumn. Great choice for season extension and overwintering under mulch. 250+ seeds.
Mennonite Porcelain Garlic Bulbils Allium sativum. A large and vigorous “hard-neck” variety. Bulbs can reach up to 3 inches across in fertile soil! 3-6 large, easy-to-peel cloves, excellent for roasting. Bulbils are an inexpensive way to acquire and propagate a variety, while avoiding any diseases which may be present in full gown bulbs and cloves. Sow bulbils close together in early spring (1” or less), keep well weeded. Harvest “rounds” in mid summer, cure and replant normally in October as you would with full-sized cloves. 60-80 bulbils.
Rossa di Milano Storage Onion Allium cepa 112 days. A top quality Italian heirloom red storage onion. Rossa tolerates cool conditions. Barrel-shaped with flat shoulders, tightly wrapped shiny skin and rock-hard. Stores into late winter. Start onion seeds indoors in flats early in Spring for maximum bulb size.
Stuttgarter Riesen Onion Allium cepa. A favoured old standby of German origin, with exceptional storage ability. The hard, semi-flat bulbs do not size up as well as our other favoured yellow storage onion, Dakota Tears, but they last just as long. Start onion seeds indoors in flats early in spring (early march) for maximum bulb size.