onion 'Red Baron'

onion sets

50 sets £2.99 £1.79 Email me when in stock

Plant onions next to carrot crop as the scent can deter carrot fly

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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All bulbs delivered for £2.99

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Other features: each pack includes growing instructions and recipes
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A mid-late maturing variety with flattish-round bulbs of a beautiful dark red colour. An excellent cropper producing attractive, firm well flavoured bulbs which keep well. An attractive addition in the salad bowl.

  • Garden care: Plant onion sets so that the tips are just showing and firm the soil around them from mid-March to mid-April, 15cm (6in) apart in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Lift the onions when they are mature (normally in August) and allow them to dry before using.

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onion 'Sturon'

onion sets

A flavourful variety

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  • Q:

    Onion seed

    Hello, I am looking to order some Onion Rossa Savonese seed for some work at the University. I need seed that has not been treated with any fungicide or anything. I was hoping you could tell me whether the seed you supply is treated or untreated? Many thanks
    Asked on 10/8/2009 by Taylor, Andrew

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    • A:

      Hello There, The seeds we sell are not organic I'm afraid so it is quite possible they have been treated. I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 10/12/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Do Onions need Ash?

    Hello, I am preparing a new onion patch for next year, and I am told I need plenty of ash, is this correct and do you stock it? Thank you
    Asked on 9/6/2009 by Anonymous

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    • A:

      Hello There, I have never heard of using ash, but onions do need a fertile, freely draining, non-acidic soil. Ideally you should dig
      the soil over and incorporate lots of composted organic matter a few months before planting. If the soil pH is below 6.5, you should add some
      lime. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 9/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Am I too late to grow vegetables?

    I'd love to grow my own potatoes, onions and carrots, which I use a lot in the kitchen, but don't know where to start or if I'm too late. Please can you advise me?
    Asked on 1/24/2006 by Debora Everard

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    • A:

      Now is the perfect time to start thinking about growing potatoes, as they need to be chitted before planting. Chitting just encourages shoots to grow before you pop them in the soil in early spring. The onion sets can be planted in March or April, while carrot seeds can be sown from late February as long as they are protected.

      Answered on 1/25/2006 by Crocus
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