Bunching Onion White Lisbon
Bunching Onion White Lisbon is my main variety planted in my garden. This is an old favourite with white slightly fattened bases and long stems with bright green tops. Perfect for Stir fries or salads. Sow July to March in a cool climate. Best not to put fresh manure into bed prior to planting. Dose of lime may benefit low ph beds.
Sow – August to April (cool climate). Sow 10 seeds per hole, can thin to 5.
Spacing – 5cm between bunches, 20cm rows.
Because the wild onion is extinct and ancient records of using onions span western and eastern Asia, the geographic origin of the onion is uncertain, although domestication likely took place in Southwest or Central Asia. Onions have been variously described as having originated in Iran, western Pakistan and Central Asia.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 16 to 24 C (around 10-14 days to germination)
- approx 260 seeds per gram