onion 'Red Baron'
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Plant onions next to carrot crop as the scent can deter carrot fly
- Position: full sun
- Soil: any soil
- Rate of growth: average
- 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 then firm the soil around them from mid-February to March, 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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Comments about onion 'Red Baron':
Nice crunchy deep red onion. Grew well into large bulbs
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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 thanksAsked on 8/10/2009 by Taylor, Andrew
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 DoctorAnswered on 12/10/2009 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 youAsked on 6/9/2009 by Anonymous
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 DoctorAnswered on 7/9/2009 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 24/1/2006 by Debora Everard
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 25/1/2006 by Crocus
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