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Onion 'Electric' (Autumn Planting)Allium cepa

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Hardy Bulb
What is Hardy Bulb?
Plant that grows from an underground storage organ.
Generally supplied in a dormant condition with no top growth.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
This autumn-planting red onion will happily over-winter to produce tasty semi-globe shaped bulbs, with a shiny red skin from late May to July. The attractive pink tinged flesh of Onion 'Electric' is superb for adding colour to salads and stir fries. It also stores well, giving you a plentiful supply of onions into autumn. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6"). Supplied as onion sets.

Kitchen Garden

Hardy

full sun

45cm (18in)

15cm (6in)

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Weed rows of onions regularly. Onion sets are undemanding and will only require watering during particularly dry periods. 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 in good conditions for up to 2 months.
Plant onion sets in rows in any well drained soil in full sun. It is important that the soil does not become waterlogged so incorporate some well rotted manure or garden compost to improve drainage and feed the soil. On particularly heavy soils, try growing onion sets in raised beds. Plant each bulb with the pointed end facing upwards so that the tips are just protruding through the soil surface. Onions should be spaced 10cm (4") apart, leaving 30cm (12") between each row.

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