onion 'Red Baron'

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Buy onion 'Red Baron' onion sets: Superb red colour that looks great in salads

  • 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 this red onion from February to April, 3cm deep and 12cm apart. Lift the onions when they aremature (normally in August) and allow them to dry before using.

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Notes on onion 'Red Baron'

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

Juicy and crisp onion

5

Nice crunchy deep red onion. Grew well into large bulbs

sue

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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

Taylor, Andrew

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

Crocus Helpdesk

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

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

Crocus Helpdesk

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?

Debora Everard

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.

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