Dark red skin with each layer also red skin, round bulb. Does well in the north, short day onion for Autumn planting, good storage.
Widely favoured vegetable since ancient times originally from central Asia. Contain vitamin C, iron, sulphur and fibre. Good winter crop in full sun in rich well drained soil. Harvest after tops dry off and fall over, hang in a cool dry place. Plant different varieties for continuous use. Few people grow enough onions. Don't over-fertilize or waterlog. Shade seeds until well germinated. Sow in autumn/winter.
240-400 seeds per gram
Onion planting information:
|Plant space cm:||5-10|
|Row space cm:||30-40|
|Best soil temp:||8-30 °C|
|Number of seeds per gram:||240-400|
|Rate per hectare:||3.5-4.5kg|
|Average days to maturity:||180-240|