Adaptive Seeds


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  • White Spear Green Onion

    Green Onions, White Spear (Organic)


    Allium fistulosum. Scallion/Green Onion. 60 days.

    Andrew’s favorite green onion on the farm. Dependably produces beautiful bunches of green onions. Upright growth with no flopping, vigorous & easy to clean. So perfect that you don’t even need to cut the tops off. Bright green leaves & white bottoms are tall yet stocky. We have been selecting this variety for overwintering with much success. White Spear will go perennial & slowly self propagate in our Northwest climate if you don’t eat them all.

  • onion cipolla di rovato

    Onion, Cipolla di Rovato (Organic)

    Allium cepa. Yellow Storage. 110 days.

    Gorgeous golden cipollini type onion originating in Italy with that classic flat / disc shape. More mild in flavor than our other yellow storage onions. Bulbs can be from 2-3” across; smaller bulbs are nice, dense & good for pickling. Definitely a delicious all purpose onion. Surprised us with its superior storage ability. Reliable in so many ways it might just inspire more people to have beautiful onion braids hanging in the kitchen, like in an Italian villa.

    Seed produced by Taproot Growers in Springfield, Oregon.

  • Gold Princess Onion

    Onion, Gold Princess (Organic)

    Allium cepa. Yellow. 85 days.

    Very early maturing globe onion that matures weeks earlier than every other variety of onion we grow. The multipurpose Gold Princess is commonly planted very close together & picked small for pickling, or for little fresh pearl onions, but we prefer to grow it like a normal onion, as it grows into a great full size, gold-skinned onion with rich pungent flavor. Does not develop very many wrappers, making it great for cooking but not for storage. Very large bulbs will store through December, smaller bulbs may make it into spring. Very reliable & tasty. Its history is a mystery to us, but seems to be day-neutral as we have heard reports of it growing well in Louisiana.

  • Onion, Karmen

    Onion, Karmen (Organic)

    Allium cepa. Red Storage. 100 days.

    One of the best open-pollinated red onions available. Medium-early & uniform. Dark red skin with good red color through the bulb layers. Known as a good storage type & we have certainly seen this to be true. Medium sweet flavor. A Czech commercial variety we sourced originally from a Hungarian seed company during our first Seed Ambassadors trip through Europe in 2006. A popular variety throughout Central & Eastern Europe. It grows very well for us here in Oregon & shows better downy mildew resistance than many other varieties.

    Seed produced by Pitchfork & Crow in Lebanon, Oregon. 

  • Onion, Maria Nagy's Transylvanian Red (Organic)

    Onion, Maria Nagy’s Transylvanian Red (Organic)

    Allium cepa. Red Storage. 100 days.

    A landrace red storage onion from a region of Transylvania that is famous for its storage onion production. Onions measure 3-4” across, produce well even with low fertility & water inputs, & store well through the following spring. Maria Nagy is one of the few subsistence farmers in Romania that still saved all of her own seeds, which she generously shared with us in our 2008. She brought some of these onions to the 2008 Turda Fest Agricultural Festival to help place Turda in the Guinness Book of World Records for World’s Longest Onion Braid, which measured 5,800 meters (3.6 miles)! The Maria Nagy’s Transylvanian Red Onion is a strain of Red Onion of Turda, known for its “sweeter taste & particular aroma,” which was added to the Slow Food Ark of Taste in 2013.

    Read more about our Seed Ambassadors Trip on our blog.

  • Onion, Maria Nagy's Transylvanian Yellow (Organic)

    Onion, Maria Nagy’s Transylvanian Yellow (Organic)

    Allium cepa. Yellow Storage. 100 days.

    But of course every homestead farm also needs yellow onions! Our favorite Romanian seed steward, Maria Nagy, shared her yellow onion with us as well. This yellow onion is very similar in appearance to the red strain (except yellow) with 3- 4” bulbs & some variability in shape from slightly torpedo to globe. Good storability & great rich pungency, slightly spicier than the red.

    Read more about our Seed Ambassadors Trip on our blog.

  • Onion, Newburg (Organic)

    Onion, Newburg (Organic)

    Allium cepa. Yellow Storage. 110 days.

    Newburg Onion is simply the best open pollinated yellow storage-onion and is one of Dr. Alan Kapuler’s incredible dehybridized gems.  Selected from a European commercial hybrid storage onion, it was reselected under and for organic production. The tightly wrapped, copper-skinned, spherical bulbs are known for their excellent storage life, crisp texture, and medium hot rich flavor. We thought it was named after the town of Newberg, Oregon, which is not true.  Newburg has out yielded hybrids when trialed under organic conditions, therefore it is a great replacement for the classic Hybrid Copra, which many people think will be dropped by its corporate owner.

  • Tuscan Red Onion

    Onion, Rossa di Toscana (Organic)

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    Allium cepa. Red. 120 days.

    These beautiful dark red Italian onions can get very large & still maintain good storage quality through February. Slightly pear-shaped. White & red layered flesh is very pungent. Strong necks are good for braiding. Studies conducted at the University of Perugia’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences showed this variety to have the highest levels of immune stimulating polyphenols & antioxidants. Maybe it should be, “An onion a day keeps the doctor away?” Our strain has the classic flattened shape & originated from the Agricultori Custodi (Farmer Guardians) organization in Tuscany, Italy. Original seed collected in Italy by Seed Ambassador Kayla Preece in 2006. Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.