Excellent cropping onion
This heavy cropping and good keeping variety produces large, pleasantly flavoured globe-shaped bulbs. Maturing time approximately 24 weeks from sowing.
Dig and manure the soil in autumn or early winter. Give the ground a light dressing of lime early in February and a week before sowings. For use from September onwards sow seed March-April in drills 23cm (9") apart. Thin the plants out finally to 10-15cm (4-6") apart. For exhibition onions, sow under glass December-January, transplant the seedlings into boxes or pots and gradually harden off for planting out in April. Row 6m (20').
Aftercare - Easy:True
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
When leaves turn yellow in late summer, partially ease the bulbs out of the soil with a fork - this speeds the ripening process before harvesting later in September. HEALTH BENEFITS: One of civilisation's oldest medicines. Anti-asthmatic, anti-bacterial, antiseptic. Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels.