[70 days] Excellent both as spring onion and a bulbing onion, the Paris Silver Skin is best known for its small pure-white bulbs that are well esteemed as ‘cocktail’ onions or for a cooking whole in casseroles and stews. As spring onions, the Paris Silver Skin has a sweet, mild flavor and a delicious crunch. As a bulb, it gets even sweeter. These particular onions are incredibly easy to grow and will flourish even on light, poor soil. Highly recommended by the RHS as an attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects when allowed to flower. (So if a few of your plants go a little too far over and you have the room, let them flower instead of pulling them up straight away) Height: 45cm (18″). Spread: 10cm (4″).
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. Shallots are very close to garlic and are very easy to grow. Plants can grow 8 to 12″ tall.
Requires fertile soil in a well-drained location in the garden. Keep seedlings and transplants consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Keep free from weeds.