Spring Onion 'White Lisbon' Seeds | Allium Cepa | By Mr Fothergills

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Spring Onion 'White Lisbon' Seeds | Allium Cepa | By Mr Fothergills
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Spring Onion 'White Lisbon' Seeds | Allium Cepa | By Mr Fothergills

Spring Onion "White Lisbon" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

Our allium cepa Spring Onion "White Lisbon" seeds produce mild, tasty white spring onion bulbs with a dark green stem. Quick and easy to grow, these customer favourites are perfect for salads and stir fries. The White Lisbon can be sown in succession for continuous crops throughout spring, summer, and autumn. It is also the best variety for overwintering.

Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 650
Sow Indoors March - July
Sow Outdoors March - July
Location Full Sun
Harvest Time May - October
Hardiness Hardy Annual

Features

Great Mild Taste
Perfect For Salads & Stir Fries
Continuous Harvest
Quick & Easy To Grow
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
    Add +
  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
    Add +
  • Giant Easy Fleece Tunnel
    Add +
  • Slug Barrier Circles
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Spring onions are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is hardy and well-suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting In Pots: spring onions have a very shallow root system so can be grown even in the smallest of pots.
  • Position: place in full sun for best results.
  • Soil Types: sow in well-dug, fertile soil.

Germination Requirements: sow in a flower bed or container into good, fertile soil.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): lightly scatter seeds and cover with 1.5cm (1/2in) of compost.

Planting Distance (Ground): make drills 1.5cm (1/2in) deep 15cm (6in) apart and scatter thinly.

Soil Preparation: remove weeds and large stones and rake to a fine tilth.

Thinning: no need to thin as spring onions grow within a few weeks.

Pest Control: cover with netting or fleece to protect against birds and insects.

Watering Requirements: water sparingly to keep the soil moist.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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