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Onion 'Red Baron' (Spring Planting)

Allium cepa

Hardy Bulb

 Customer Rating
  • Easy to grow

Spring planting. Heat treated.

A mid-late maturing variety, Onion 'Red Baron' produces firm, flattish-round bulbs of a beautiful dark red colour. With eye-catching red rimmed flesh and a stronger flavour than most varieties, this RHS AGM variety makes an attractive addition to salads. An excellent cropping red onion with good storage potential. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").


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


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Pack size info: 375g equates to approximately 75 onion sets.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July
Position:
full sun
    • 375g of onion sets

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £3.99
    • 750g of onion sets

    • SAVE * 99p  
    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £7.98 £6.99
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.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.


For product weight information regarding how we despatch our quantities of potatoes, onions and garlic, please see the table below. Exact weights will depend on the individual variety, as well as the weather and growing conditions experienced by the grower.

Reviews
  1. Will recommend

    By 14-07-2016

    Just to let you know that I have now received the onions and I am pleased with the quality, will certainly recommend to my friends and give positive feedback. Thank you for your help and consideration.

    Customer comment from Brian Griffiths
    04-04-2016

  2. Lovely Red Onions

    By Russell Thomas 10-09-2011

    At £3.99 these are not the cheapest you will find but the quality of the Onions they produce is well worth the extra cost. My crop has been superb. So good that I have already ordered 2 packs for 2012

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