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 giving me 23 new base onions. These were then replanted out separately and it is hoped they will produce more seed. The goal is to develop an open pollinate walking onion that is grown from seed and not bulbils.

Bulbils will be available again Jan 2024

3 or more packets   $3.00 if you buy 3 or more
Botanical name   Allium cepa
Contains at least   20-30 bulbils
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Price per packet   $4.50 if you buy 1 or more
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Saffron

Saffron

Details   The bright crimson stigma called threads, are collected and dried for use as a seasoning as well as adding colour to dishes. Contains 30 near full sized corms plus a few extra smaller corms Hit the watch tab that way you will be sent an email informing bulbs are now available, which is normally mid summer. Due to a poor growing season remaining stock will be left in the ground till 2014
Botanical name   Crocus sativus
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Price per packet   $35.50 if you buy 1 or more
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True Seed Garlic (TSG)

True Seed Garlic (TSG)

Details   These bulbils have come from seven generations grown from true seed grown, this gives them a huge advantage over clove grown because when clones are replanted seasonally viruses can be transferred down reducing the new plants vigour and size. Growing from seed on the other hand breaks this virus cycle meaning much better quality bulb. Bulbs displayed in the photo are from the same true seed. It takes two growing seasons to reach this size but the wait is worth it. Best place to store garlic is in the ground, it doesn't matter when garlic is sown, garlic will emerge from the ground when garlic wants to emerge. Also the time frame when garlic emerges in one area of NZ may not be the same as other areas. Dry soil can very much slow down bulbil emergence, so water well after sowing. To date it is unknown if anyone has intentionally managed to grow their own TSG in NZ, though it would be unlikely, there have been two cases of seed grown in NZ in the 1990's but in both cases the growers of the seed had no understanding of just how unique and rare those tiny black seeds that fell out on their storing table were. Only one of these gardeners grew that seed, thus likely to have been the very first TSG sown in NZ. Thankfully this gardener did and has subsequently shared out bulbils widely. The growing of your own TSG takes about two months longer than if only growing for bulb production. Keeping garlic plants alive two extra months has been the problem as to why its been so difficult for a number of kiwi gardeners to archive there own TSG. The key is controlling allium rust which seems to be getting worse by the year More bulbils should be available Jan 2024 Info on TGS- https://www.rasacreekfarm.com/true-garlic-seed
Botanical name   Allium sativum
Contains at least   20
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2024
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Price per packet   $4.50 if you buy 1 or more