A traditional Italian variety with yellow-brown skin and sweet, firm flesh. Superb pickling variety when grown at high densities; produces flat bulbs, typically 8cm in diameter when grown at a lower density. Excellent flavor. 110 days.
Standard salad crop for bunching; relatively low maintenance, and some varieties are also suitable for overwintering for early lifting. Suitable for fresh market and pre-pack use.
240-360 seeds per gram. Germinates 5-30°C. Sow March-April for a Spring crop, overwintering type July-August, pickling type mid-February-March. Seed rate 15-20kg per hectare, at a population of 65-70 per meter row length.
Bulbing onions: A popular crop – long storage lives make for good continuity of supply. Also popular for plant sales and competition growing. Germinates between 5 and 30°C, sowing date mid-February-March. Requires fertile soil in a well-drained location in the garden.
Keep seedlings and transplants consistently moist, but not waterlogged.