Winter Onion: Sturon sets. Allium cepa.
A very popular all rounder this yellow onion grows well, stores from September to April.
Spring planting – An RHS Award of Garden Merit variety producing well sized semi-round bulbs with good keeping qualities. Sturon is a traditional variety that has become a favourite for its reliability.
How to grow:
A mid maturing variety. In March after the worst of the frosts have passed, plant the bulbs, roots down, into the soil so the top shoulder of the bulb is still showing, about 6″ apart in rows about 12″ apart. Make the hole with a trowel or dibbler as pushing the bulb itself into the soil can damage the root area. Plant in full sun in a weed free bed.
Birds love to pull the young bulbs out – looking for grubs underneath, so protect until established if this appears to be a problem. Plant in full sun. Keep watered in a drout.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Onions are so popular in Ireland these need no introduction. We love these, they’re such a great all rounder, perfect for cooking in every dish. If you like the taste milder just soak in tepid water for a short time and this doesn’t affect the great crunchy texture. Great for French onion soup or for caramalising as onion jam.
It’s said if you cut an onion in half, it will soak up any germs in the room, especially good in the house of a sick person to keep the air clean, onions are known for their antiseptic properties.
Sold by weight, approx 30 bulbs per 100g.
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