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Chives - Garlic - 3RW24

Chives - Garlic - 3RW24

Details  Both leaves and the stalks and immature unopened flower buds can be used in salads or as flavouring
Botanical name  Allium tuberosum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Chives - Standard  - 31RG23

Chives - Standard - 31RG23

Details  Perennial growing to 50cm. Grows in slowly spreading clumps. Plant has green, hollow, tubular leaves that have a mild onion flavour; used as a garnish, in sauces, dips, stews, casseroles, salads and soups. Can be grown in containers.
Botanical name  Allium schoenoprasum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Ginders
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Egyptian walking tree onions

Egyptian walking tree onions

Details  These are hardy perennial onions that are very prolific, they do best in a well-drained, moist garden bed, bulbils are best planted from March till Sep.
Breeding work on the onion is currently being done, the Egyptian Walking tree onion is a F1 clone which is a cross between the Walsh and a standard brown onion, through bulbil removal and hand pollination 13 seeds were produced in 2015, from those 13 only 5 seedlings germinated, one of those later died. During that summer the four remaining plants grew and divided given me 23 new base onions, these were then replanted out separately and its hoped they will produce more seed. The goal is to develop a open pollinate walking onion that is grown from seed and not bulbils
Botanical name  Allium cepa
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  20-30 bulbils
Grower name  Richard Watson
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Leek - Perennial Leek - 93RW38

Leek - Perennial Leek - 93RW38

Details  Forms large clumps of thumb size stems which have a stronger leek flavour than standard leek though they are a bit more finicky when harvesting.
Best sown in spring forming clumps by late summer/autumn, if left in the ground through the following winter the clumps will form a mass of corns meaning the perennial leek will become permanent and difficult to eradicate. Some gardeners may prefer its perpetual feature while others prefer it as a annual vegetable by insuring its harvested before winter.
Botanical name  Allium ampeloprasum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Richard Watson
Leek - Portage - 94RW40

Leek - Portage - 94RW40

Details  A young and still evolving grex/landrace variety been bred by Richard Watson and another Canadian gardener who have been mixing the seed over the last few years, so its really a collection of 15 standard leeks varieties, some grow wide large stems while others can be very tall, this is because of the strong genetic diversity.
Suggested growing method is to aim for a long length white stem of up to 40cm, sow seed late winter/ early spring close enough together aiming for a spacing of 2cm apart, by mid summer the plants should be up to 30cm tall, dig them up trying not to damage the roots too much and place in a bucket with enough water in it to cover the roots. The soil these plants go into needs to be deeply dug over then using a rake or shovel handle poke it down into the soil as deep as 40cm, wriggle it around to make a shaft to which a leek plant is dropped down, then pour a small amount of water down, its just then a matter of insuring that the growth tip can grow up and out of the shaft 
Botanical name  Allium porrum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson

Leek - Purau - 91RG39

Details  Bred at Purau Gardens for many years and had adapted well to the coastal climate, this strain of leek may well suit warmer areas of NZ. Its a cross between three well known NZ varieties including Musselburgh.


Suggested growing method is to aim for a long length white stem of up to 40cm, sow seed late winter/ early spring close enough together aiming for a spacing of 2cm apart, by mid summer the plants should be up to 30cm tall, dig them up trying not to damage the roots too much and place in a bucket with enough water in it to cover the roots. The soil these plants go into needs to be deeply dug over then using a rake or shovel handle poke it down into the soil as deep as 40cm, wriggle it around to make a shaft to which a leek plant is dropped down, then pour a small amount of water down, its just then a matter of insuring that the growth tip can grow up and out of the shaft 
Botanical name  Allium porrum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Rick Ginders

Onion - Mammoth improved

Details  Currently growing this onion with the plan to have seed early in 2021
http://www.mammothonion.co.uk/cgi-bin/trolleyed_public.cgi?action=showprod_ONP1
Grower name  Richard Watson
Out of stock
Onion - Medbury Red Longkeeper - 35RW48

Onion - Medbury Red Longkeeper - 35RW48

Details  The history of this onion is unknown, a very large red onion with tends to be more white inside than other reds. selection involves replanting the longest keepers for seed production,often as late as October.

Botanical name  Allium cepa
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Onion - Pukekohe long keeper - 36RW50

Onion - Pukekohe long keeper - 36RW50

Details  An old strain of long storing brown skin onion that can grow up to 800grams.

Selection work involves sowing seed early spring so as to give the onion the longest possible growing season, this way the idea is to expose any onions that have a undesirable tendency to bolt to seed in its first year, its the second year that the onion is used seed production. After the first years growth, only onion that have excellent size and shape are stored for winter, springtime the first 50% that start to grow green shoots while still in storage are discarded and the remain 50% slow bolters planted back out from seed production. The slower the bolters the better the keeping ability.
Botanical name  Allium cepa
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Out of stock
Onion - Rossa Lunga  - 141RG85A

Onion - Rossa Lunga - 141RG85A

Details  These onions can grow quite large and will swell up into a long torpedo shape, known for its superb flavour and texture. Best sown in spring in the South Island, those in the warmer parts of the North Island might be able to autumn sow.
Botanical name  Allium fistulosum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Onion - Walsh  - 37RG51

Onion - Walsh - 37RG51

Details  The true bunching onion is a perennial that does not form a bulb. Bunching onions are strong and enduring once established, they can supply a sharp and delicious punch of flavour to your cooking, year after year.
Botanical name  Allium fistulosum
Price per packet  $4.00
Chives - Garlic - 3RW24

Chives - Garlic - 3RW24

Details  Both leaves and the stalks and immature unopened flower buds can be used in salads or as flavouring
Botanical name  Allium tuberosum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Chives - Standard  - 31RG23

Chives - Standard - 31RG23

Details  Perennial growing to 50cm. Grows in slowly spreading clumps. Plant has green, hollow, tubular leaves that have a mild onion flavour; used as a garnish, in sauces, dips, stews, casseroles, salads and soups. Can be grown in containers.
Botanical name  Allium schoenoprasum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Ginders
Only 9 in stock Add to Order
Egyptian walking tree onions

Egyptian walking tree onions

Details  These are hardy perennial onions that are very prolific, they do best in a well-drained, moist garden bed, bulbils are best planted from March till Sep.
Breeding work on the onion is currently being done, the Egyptian Walking tree onion is a F1 clone which is a cross between the Walsh and a standard brown onion, through bulbil removal and hand pollination 13 seeds were produced in 2015, from those 13 only 5 seedlings germinated, one of those later died. During that summer the four remaining plants grew and divided given me 23 new base onions, these were then replanted out separately and its hoped they will produce more seed. The goal is to develop a open pollinate walking onion that is grown from seed and not bulbils
Botanical name  Allium cepa
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  20-30 bulbils
Grower name  Richard Watson
Out of stock Richard Watson
Leek - Perennial Leek - 93RW38

Leek - Perennial Leek - 93RW38

Details  Forms large clumps of thumb size stems which have a stronger leek flavour than standard leek though they are a bit more finicky when harvesting.
Best sown in spring forming clumps by late summer/autumn, if left in the ground through the following winter the clumps will form a mass of corns meaning the perennial leek will become permanent and difficult to eradicate. Some gardeners may prefer its perpetual feature while others prefer it as a annual vegetable by insuring its harvested before winter.
Botanical name  Allium ampeloprasum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Richard Watson
Leek - Portage - 94RW40

Leek - Portage - 94RW40

Details  A young and still evolving grex/landrace variety been bred by Richard Watson and another Canadian gardener who have been mixing the seed over the last few years, so its really a collection of 15 standard leeks varieties, some grow wide large stems while others can be very tall, this is because of the strong genetic diversity.
Suggested growing method is to aim for a long length white stem of up to 40cm, sow seed late winter/ early spring close enough together aiming for a spacing of 2cm apart, by mid summer the plants should be up to 30cm tall, dig them up trying not to damage the roots too much and place in a bucket with enough water in it to cover the roots. The soil these plants go into needs to be deeply dug over then using a rake or shovel handle poke it down into the soil as deep as 40cm, wriggle it around to make a shaft to which a leek plant is dropped down, then pour a small amount of water down, its just then a matter of insuring that the growth tip can grow up and out of the shaft 
Botanical name  Allium porrum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson

Leek - Purau - 91RG39

Details  Bred at Purau Gardens for many years and had adapted well to the coastal climate, this strain of leek may well suit warmer areas of NZ. Its a cross between three well known NZ varieties including Musselburgh.


Suggested growing method is to aim for a long length white stem of up to 40cm, sow seed late winter/ early spring close enough together aiming for a spacing of 2cm apart, by mid summer the plants should be up to 30cm tall, dig them up trying not to damage the roots too much and place in a bucket with enough water in it to cover the roots. The soil these plants go into needs to be deeply dug over then using a rake or shovel handle poke it down into the soil as deep as 40cm, wriggle it around to make a shaft to which a leek plant is dropped down, then pour a small amount of water down, its just then a matter of insuring that the growth tip can grow up and out of the shaft 
Botanical name  Allium porrum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Rick Ginders

Onion - Mammoth improved

Details  Currently growing this onion with the plan to have seed early in 2021
http://www.mammothonion.co.uk/cgi-bin/trolleyed_public.cgi?action=showprod_ONP1
Grower name  Richard Watson
Out of stock
Onion - Medbury Red Longkeeper - 35RW48

Onion - Medbury Red Longkeeper - 35RW48

Details  The history of this onion is unknown, a very large red onion with tends to be more white inside than other reds. selection involves replanting the longest keepers for seed production,often as late as October.

Botanical name  Allium cepa
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Onion - Pukekohe long keeper - 36RW50

Onion - Pukekohe long keeper - 36RW50

Details  An old strain of long storing brown skin onion that can grow up to 800grams.

Selection work involves sowing seed early spring so as to give the onion the longest possible growing season, this way the idea is to expose any onions that have a undesirable tendency to bolt to seed in its first year, its the second year that the onion is used seed production. After the first years growth, only onion that have excellent size and shape are stored for winter, springtime the first 50% that start to grow green shoots while still in storage are discarded and the remain 50% slow bolters planted back out from seed production. The slower the bolters the better the keeping ability.
Botanical name  Allium cepa
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Out of stock
Onion - Rossa Lunga  - 141RG85A

Onion - Rossa Lunga - 141RG85A

Details  These onions can grow quite large and will swell up into a long torpedo shape, known for its superb flavour and texture. Best sown in spring in the South Island, those in the warmer parts of the North Island might be able to autumn sow.
Botanical name  Allium fistulosum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Onion - Walsh  - 37RG51

Onion - Walsh - 37RG51

Details  The true bunching onion is a perennial that does not form a bulb. Bunching onions are strong and enduring once established, they can supply a sharp and delicious punch of flavour to your cooking, year after year.
Botanical name  Allium fistulosum
Price per packet  $4.00