We really like these firm onions with their golden skin. A really good flavourful crop in August with the added benefit of being able to store them for ages.
Price for 60 seeds.
SOW & GROW: in February or March either in in a seed tray or in situ sparingly 1cm deep in rows about 30cm apart, but warm the soil first under cloches as cold soil upsets germination, thin when large enough to handle. Tray sown seedlings need to be pricked out into modules at the crookneck stage (when the thin stems are still bent over) & grown on. Space onions at 15-20cm apart. Keep watered as the bulb swells. When the leaves start to yellow and bend over gently lift and leave on the soil to dry and ripen, or place on newspaper in a warm, dry sunny spot.
STORE: sort through for sound dry bulbs that can be hung up in onion nets (you can use old tights). Any damaged bulbs should be eaten first or chopped and frozen.