White Lisbon Bunching/Scallion Onion Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

'White Lisbon' is a green or spring onion, and sometimes referred to as a scallion or bunching onion. A popular variety since the 1700s because it produces dependably in widely varying conditions. It thrives in a wide range of soils, is heat and cold tolerant, and can be sown successively throughout the season. For the finest quality, pencil-thin onions, sow seed densely and do not thin seedlings.
  • Conventional Heirloom #0031 - 1.5 grams
    This packet sows up to 13 feet.
  • $1.99
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  • Organic Heirloom #3152 - 1 gram
    This packet sows up to 8 feet.
  • $2.49
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Botanical Name: Allium cepa

Days to Maturity: 60 days

Family: Alliaceae

Native: Exists only in cultivation

Hardiness: Biennial grown as an annual

Variety Information: Mild, juicy, sweet, thin whites, with tender, edible, green tops (foliage), harvested early before it has the chance to form a bulb. 'White Lisbon' is a spring onion, generally used as a scallion-type onion. It has been in gardens since the 1700s.

Type: Bunching/Scallion (Learn more)

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date or as soon as the soil temperature reaches 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F, and every 2 to 4 weeks recommended for continuous production. In Mild Climates, sow in fall for spring harvest.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date; transplant 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: ½"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: Not necessary unless thicker whites are desired

Harvesting: For repeated harvests of bunching onion greens, clip plants about an inch above the soil surface, and they will regrow. After cutting, apply fertilizer that is higher in nitrogen than phosphorus and potassium to encourage rapid regrowth. Bunching onions of the species Allium cepa can also form a bulb if given the time and space. To grow bulbs, harvest entire plants, leaving 3"-4" of space between the plants you want to remain and produce bulbs.

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White Lisbon Bunching/Scallion Onion Seeds Reviews

3 reviews
Easy to grow
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Love these green onion seeds, high yield and delicious flavor
Silvana Ostafi

Somebody likes them.....
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Every time I have planted these somebody has eaten them before they are even all the way up. So, I guess it's good that some one is enjoying them..... it's just not me!
Deborah Miller

Scallions with small bulbs
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This was my first time growing White Lisbon. I expected them to be straight, pencil think scallions but instead they grew small round bulbs just at the surface of the soil. I planted in late April in a full sun plot that has clay soil enriched with some compost. The production was good and I like the mild flavor.
NIELS E NIELSEN
Owner Response: Thanks for sharing your experience. Like many green onions this cultivar is a bulb onion, meant to be harvested young, also called "spring onions". Because it does eventually form a bulb you can also thin them to 4 or more inches apart and get bulb onions. 'Tokyo Long' is a true scallion and does not form a bulb, if you are interested.