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Florida Finley Onion
Allium cepa aggregatum
This heirloom dividing onion is direct-planted in the fall from bulbs. This local variety has been thriving in Florida for at least 50 years on record by the Finley family in Polk County, Florida. We sourced the bulbs from Cody Cove Farm & Nursery who named the onion in honor of the donor's grandfather, Edward Finely. We are selling them as started plants. You will be able to purchase the bulbs from Cody Cove Farm & Nursery, when available.
This fast-growing onion grows as a short-statured plant with tight clusters of stems. The onion has three distinctive parts that are edible: the green leaves can be used as a green onion or chive, the white stem can be used as a green onion, and bulbs can be used as a "shallot type" onion. These are planted in fall and can be continuously harvested for their green leaves until they turn brown and go dormant in the summer (around May). The bulbs can then be stored for eating or planted again on Labor Day. Each cluster will have about a dozen individual bulbs. Click here to learn more about this onion's unique history. Again, we are selling them as started plants, not bulbs.
- Planting season for bulbs: Late summer/late fall
- Planting season for started plants: Fall- Winter
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Pickup orders are typically ready within 2-4 days. If you require it sooner, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. For bagged soil pickup orders, please refer to the details below. Once your pickup order is ready, we will contact you (usually by text) to schedule a 2-hour pickup appointment window. Pickup times are available 7 days a week, between 7 am and 9 pm. Your order will be placed under the brown tent in front of our location at 7409 N Highland Ave Tampa, FL 33604, for easy pickup.
For out-of-state orders, we ship on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Florida orders are shipped on Mondays or Tuesdays. If you place an out-of-state order on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it will likely be shipped the following Tuesday or Wednesday. Florida orders placed on Sunday or Monday may be shipped the following week. We schedule shipments this way to ensure that live plants don't travel over the weekend, minimizing any potential damage.
Our seed packets are prepared over the weekend. Orders consisting only of seeds are shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays.
After you place your order, we will contact you to arrange the soil delivery. Please note that our trailer or dump truck is large and heavy, with a limited turning radius. We cannot be held responsible for any damage within 1.5 ft of the edge of the driveway or the designated delivery area. If there are plants, grass, artificial turf, sprinkler heads, or any other items within 1.5 ft of the edge, they may be damaged. We are not liable for any damage unless it is due to gross driver negligence. Driveway surfaces (concrete, shell, pavers, turf, etc.) and anything within 1.5 ft of the drive may experience cracking, splitting, breaking, depressions, tracks, etc. Please be aware that large item deliveries carry inherent risks. If the driver determines that it is unsafe to dump the soil in your desired location, they will either choose a safe alternative or the soil will not be delivered, but the delivery fee will still apply.
We fill bagged soil orders every Wednesday. If your order is placed after 4 pm on Tuesday, it will be filled on the following Wednesday. Once your bags of soil are ready, we will follow the regular pickup protocol mentioned above.