Onion Sets - Sturon
RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner!
The Onion - Sturton is a well known onion variety, renowned for its flavour. The Sturton onion set produces round, straw coloured onions that are plump and medium in size. Perfect for any meal you wish to add them to. The onion - Sturton will keep well through the winter due to its thin neck, meaning it will remain in great condition right through until February/ March time.
Being an RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner, the Onion set - Sturton is a true must have to grow in your garden or allotment.
- RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner!
- A great size onion, well known for its flavour.
- The ideal onion to add to any meal you wish.
- Great for growing at the allotment or in your vegetable patch at home.
Looking after your onions
Onions like a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil. Plant onions sets - Sturton 10cm apart in rows 30cm apart. Gently push the Onion sets - Sturton into soft, well-worked soil so that the tip is just showing, and firm the soil around them.
Aftercare - Easy:True
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
RHS Award of Garden Merit:True
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
No seed sowing, no thinning, no fuss; just push them into the earth where you want them, and watch them grow! - Unpack sets on arrival, and spread in a light cool position until planting time. Plant February-April, leaving tips of bulbs above the soil surface, allowing about 10cm (4") between sets and about 30cm (12") between rows. 250g of onion sets (approximately 60 sets) will plant a row of about 6m (19'). Size of sets 14/21mm.
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.