White Lisbon is a popular spring onion. It is a hardy, mild flavour, fast growing and reliable variety which features long white stems (does not form bulb) with bright green tops.
It is quick and easy to grow, cropping in 60 days. Although, traditionally the most popular Spring Onion for successional sowings from March to September, it can also be sown in autumn and over wintered for early spring harvests.
White Lisbon are indispensable for a decent salad, with silvery skin and crisp, succulent stems that have a mild onion flavour with that characteristic ‘bite’. Delicious when young, they take on a more pungent flavour as the bulbs swell. Sow little and often, fortnightly from March onwards, will give a good supply through the summer.