Onion Bunching/Scallion White Lisbon Seeds

Onion Bunching/Scallion White Lisbon Seeds

Allium cepa

Item #0031

60 days. '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.

This packet sows up to 13 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
1/2"

Row Spacing:
1'

Thinning:
Not necessary unless thicker whites are desired


When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked, when soil temperature is at least 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 average last frost; transplant 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: Harvest any time during the growing season. Dig up with a hand trowel or garden fork. If left in the ground to mature (about 90 days), 'White Lisbon' forms a small bulb which will have a more pungent flavor than its earlier, spring onion form.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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