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Onion 'Early Collection' (Spring Planting)

Allium cepa

Hardy Bulb

  • Introduced exclusively by T&M

Spring planting. Heat treated.

From British breeding, these three onion varieties complete their heat treatment by the end of January so they can be despatched and planted from early February to produce the earliest crops of the season. Heat treatment reduces the risk of bolting on planting, which commonly occurs in red varieties. The perfect combination of brown and red onions to fulfil all your culinary needs.


  • Collection comprises:
  • Onion 'Red Arrow' - An early red onion with rosy red skins and pink tinged flesh, which makes a colourful contribution to many culinary dishes.
  • Onion 'Vulcan' - An earlier-ripening onion hybrid. The golden skinned, deep, rounded bulbs have firm flesh and store well, for up to 12 weeks after harvesting.
  • Onion 'Spitfire' - An early brown onion, producing good yields of medium-sized, globed-shaped bulbs, with crisp white flesh.

Companion planting: Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly.


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Companion Planting

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July
Position:
full sun
    • 225 onion sets - 75 of each variety

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    • 450 onion sets - 150 of each variety

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Plant onion sets in rows in any firm, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the planting area several weeks in advance by incorporating some well rotted garden compost to improve drainage and soil fertility. Avoid planting onions on freshly manured soil. On particularly wet ground, try growing onion sets in raised beds. When growing onions from sets, plant the bulbs so that the tip of bulb is just protruding through the soil surface. Leave a space of 10cm (4") between each bulb, and 30cm (12") between each row.
Onion sets are undemanding and require only occasional watering during particularly dry periods. However, rows should be weeded regularly. Harvest onions in late June and July, a week or two after the leaves begin to turn yellow. Choose a dry day to loosen them from the ground with a fork. Leave them on the soil surface for a day or two until they have fully dried in the sun. Once dry, remove the top foliage and store them in a well ventilated, dry position. Bulbs can be stored for several months.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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