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In this range you'll find spring-planting, autumn-planting and heat-treated varieties. Spring-planting varieties will give you a crop during June and July and autumn-planting varieties will be ready a few weeks earlier. Spring is such a busy time and planting onions and garlic in the autumn to overwinter gives you one less job to in spring! Heat-treated onions are less likely to bolt (run to seed) on planting, which occurs particularly in red varieties.
Onion 'Tornado' (Autumn Planting)
From the same British breeding programme as the hugely popular 'Shakespeare', comes an exciting new autumn-planting variety, Onion 'Tornado'. With a milder flavour than other autumn varieties, Onion 'Tornado' is delicious in salads, but is equally good in stews, where it holds together well. Resistant to bolting and storing for up to 8 weeks, this superb brown onion is the perfect variety for bridging the gap before your next spring onions are ready to harvest. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").
Companion planting: Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly.
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