Onion Sets - French Pink
A traditional french market variety.
The Onion Sets - French Pink are a truly great looking onion variety. Producing amazing rosy coloured onions that look as good as they taste. With a sweet, almost fruity taste, accompanied by a slight sharpness. These onions will certainly enhance any meal they are added to. Once cooked the Onion Sets - French Pink become very tender and the sharpness gives way to a much sweeter taste!
- A traditional French market variety of onions.
- The rosy colour makes these onions look as good as they taste!
- A sweet, fruity taste & slight sharpness that goes when cooked, they are ideal raw or cooked.
Looking after your onions
Onions like a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil. Plant Onion Sets - French Pink 10cm apart in rows 30cm apart. Gently push the Onion Sets - French Pink into soft, well-worked soil so that the tip is just showing, and firm the soil around them.
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Onions like a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil. Plant onions sets 10cm apart in rows 30cm apart from October to mid-April (dependant on variety). Gently push the sets into soft, well-worked soil so that the tip is just showing, and firm the soil around them.
Water if the weather is dry and give an occasional feed with a general liquid fertiliser. A light feed of high potassium fertiliser in June will help ripen the bulbs ready for storage. Stop watering and feeding once your onions have begun to gain some colour on the top, and remove any mulch or soil to expose the bulb to the sun.
Onions can be harvested when the foliage turns yellow and starts to topple over. Leave for two to three weeks and then carefully lift with a garden fork. If you wish to store onions they must be firm, disease-free and then dried for two to three weeks, either laid out in the sun or in a shed if the weather is wet.
Onion sets are immature ‘bulbs’ in an arrested stage of growth. When planted they begin to grow again, becoming full size onions by late summer. Rarely attacked by pests or diseases they will thrive in quite ordinary conditions.