Onion Seeds

Onion

Growing Instructions

For the best onions sow in January indoors with heat. Alternatively they can be sown from February under cover. They should be transplanted in April to their final growing position. Onions can also be direct-sown from March in drills 25cm apart, spacing seeds 1cm apart within the drill. They should then be thinned to 10cm spacing once established.

Onion growing calendar

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Crop History

Onions are likely to be native to Central Asia. It is presumed that wild onions have been consumed long before farming was invented and they have probably been cultivated for more than 5,000 years. Onions may be one of the earliest cultivated crops and became popular all over the world. Today  the area under onion production worldwide is 3 millions hectare with a production of approximately 55 million tonnes.

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  • Onion – Red Baron (Organic)

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    Onion – Red Baron (Organic)

    A mid-late variety with deep red skin, suitable for storage as well as bunching when young. Red Baron is a classic red onion producing large globe-shaped bulbs with a punchy flavour. They can be grown as a main-crop onion but are also suitable for bunching when picked young.

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  • Onion – Stuttgarter (Organic)

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    Onion – Stuttgarter (Organic)

    Flat round yellow onion from Germany with excellent storage qualities. We are excited to be selling this onion originating in the South West of Germany where Ronja is from. This onion also named “Stuttgarter Giants” is of fine flavour and stores well into spring provided that they are kept cool and dry. We recommend growing them in clusters and thinning them out when the plants are spring onion size to be enjoyed as such.

    £2.30£3.60
  • Shallot – Zebrune (Organic)

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    Shallot – Zebrune (Organic)

    A French heritage shallot of mild and sweet taste. With their elongated bulbs and their creamy brown colour tinged with a deep pink, this shallot looks as elegant as it tastes. It has an ivory white coloured flesh that is crisp and tightly layered.

    Zebrune is classed as a ‘banana shallot’ which is essentially a cross between an onion and a shallot. It inherited the best qualities from both sides. They are larger than the regular shallot and therefore easier to handle but so mild and fragrant in taste that is far superior to any onion.

    We loved every stage of growing this one, it’s a very pleasing crop and adds a French finesse and aroma to any meal.

    (Approximate seed count – 200)

    £2.80

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