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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 'Shakespeare' (Autumn Planting)
A british bred variety with superb over wintering qualities and producing darker brown-skinned bulbs than most varieties. Onion ‘Shakespeare’ forms good sized bulbs, with excellent skin quality and storage potential. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 15cm (6”).
Pack size: 250g when packed, sets size between 17-21mm (approx 50 sets), or 14-21mm (approx 75 sets), dependent on weather, harvesting and grading issues.
Companion planting: Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly.
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