Specializing in rare and endangered heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed.

Heirloom/Heritage
Topsetting Onion

(Allium cepa var.proliferum)

All of our seed is open pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO, untreated, natural heirloom seed.

(a.k.a. Tree Onion, Egyptian Onion)A very hardy perennial onion that produces clusters of marble size bulbils at the tops of the leaves instead of seed heads. The bulbils can be used for cooking and the greens are one of the first to grow in the spring. In 1908, the McKenzie Seed Company from Brandon, MB wrote "We would especially recommend the perennial, or tree onion, for extremely early onions, susceptible of being eaten green as bunch onions." The earliest reports of this onion are from the 1790’s in England. A very productive onion, since one little bulbil will grow into a reasonable size plant by the following summer. This very hardy plant survives the winters in Manitoba with no problems at all.

Sold only as bulbils. Shipped in fall. 5 bulbils/ $5.00 Add $2.00 to shipping charges.
We do not ship Topset Onions to the US or internationally.

heirloom topsetting onion

Fleener’s Topset

This heirloom topsetting onion produces white topsets as well as a 2-3" white bulb underground. The bulbils can be used as pickling onions and the greens can be used as bunching onions. The white bulbs underground can also be used for cooking. EXTREMELY RARE!

"Not Available for 2014"

  • Package Qty: 5 bulbils
  • Price: $5.00
heirloom topsetting onion

McCullar’s White Topset

A Missouri heirloom that is a great producer of green onions throughout the summer. It also produces small white topsets. EXTREMELY RARE!

"Not Available for 2014"

  • Package Qty: 5 bulbils
  • Price: $5.00
heirloom topsetting onion

Red Catawissa (1850s)

Developed by F. F. Merceron in Catawissa, Pennsylvania in the 1850’s. Merceron developed the Catawissa Onion for commercial purposes and promoted them for uses as pickling onions especially in the Midwest. The Red Catawissa is a vigorous growing topsetting onion that usually has many tiers of topsets. These plants should be staked. EXTREMELY RARE. Low quantity.

"Not Available for 2014"

  • Package Qty: 5 bulbils
  • Price: $5.00
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