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Onion 'Red Baron' (Spring Planting)Allium cepa

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Easy to grow

375g of onion sets £3.99 Out of Stock
750g of onion setsSave £0.99 £7.98 £6.99 Out of Stock
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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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Hardy

Full sun

45cm (17.7in)

15cm (5.9in)

375g Of Onion Sets (T46529C)
750g Of Onion Sets (T46549C)

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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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Reviews

Will recommend 2016-07-14

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.

Lovely Red Onions 2011-10-09

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