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Onion 'Electric' (Autumn Planting)Allium cepa

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375g of onion sets £3.99 Out of Stock
750g of onion sets £6.99 Out of Stock
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Autumn planting.

An overwintering variety producing shiny red skinned, semi globe shaped bulbs with crisp, pink-tinged flesh. Onion 'Electric' makes a lovely addition to salads and stir fries. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").

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

Useful links:

Companion Planting How to grow Onions

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

Kitchen Garden


Full sun

45cm (17.7in)

15cm (5.9in)

375g Of Onion Sets (T46560)
750g Of Onion Sets (T46567C)

Flowering Months Harvest Months
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.
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.


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Big losses so far 2014-04-18

I planted these sets in autumn on the same day as 'onion shakespear'. They spent a mild winter under nets to stop pigeons pecking them up. The Shakespeare onions are doing brilliant. I think I lost one bulb. The electric have been terrible. I have lost nearly half of them. But no big worries I filled the gaps with shallots

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