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Onion Sets

Onions are one of those versatile vegetables that cooks cannot do without; they not only include the large onions but also chives and the ornamental alliums. Onions are helpful in lowering high blood pressure and reducing cholesterol levels. Growing your own allows you to grow varieties other than the brown and red  which are usually the only ones available in supermarkets. They need fertile free draining soil in sun so if you have heavy clay or light sandy soils incorporate some organic matter. You are much more likely to get a good crop off onion sets (small immature onions) rather than sowing seed as this can be quite tricky. Plant the onion sets with the top just visible and cover with a fleece tunnel as pigeons love to pull the newly planted onions out. Harvest once the foliage has started to die back and is folded over, leave the sun to ripen them for 2 - 3 weeks then lift and dry out. Click here to read the blog giving you hints and tips on how to grow your own.   

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Yellow Moon is a golden-skinned shallot that is the perfect companion to Picasso. It gives a heavy crop of high quality, healthy bulbs whether planted in spring or autumn. The plants are not prone to bolting and the harvested bulbs store very well. Flavou More Information...
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Meloine has a rounded bulb shape with reddish-brown skin and crisp white flesh. On maturity it forms a clump of up to 8 delicious bulbs. This heavy cropping variety has a subtle sweet flavour compared to onions. The mature bulbs can be harvested in August More Information...
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Sturon is one of the all-time great onions on account of its reliability and consistency. It has large, straw-coloured bulbs that show good bolting resistance and have a fine flavour and store well. More Information...
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Shallot Longor produces very long bulbs that have a sweet flavour. With copper-coloured skins, each set produces a cluster of up to nine bulbs and stores well. Over-wintering crop, ready to harvest in early summer. More Information...
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Red Sun is a beautiful red-skinned shallot that offers higher yields than just about every other red shallot out there, especially when you plant from sets. The oblong, burgundy-coloured bulbs open up to a superbly crisp white flesh and mild yet slightly More Information...
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Red Baron bears firm, round red bulbs, with pretty red and white flesh and a stronger onion flavour than most red onions. It's ideal for using in raw in salads and in cooked dishes, and bulbs store well into winter. More Information...
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Hermine is a relatively new shallot variety in the early segment and is originally from France. Hermine is unique in its kind due to its white colour. The variety produces very consistent, round shallots with a very mild flavour and strong skin. More Information...
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Hercules gives high yields of almost spherical bulbs with rich, golden skins and firm, well flavoured flesh. Hercules shows very good resistance to bolting and will keep for several months. Thoroughly recommended. More Information...
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Pink Panther are a truly great looking onion variety. Producing amazing rosy coloured onions that look as good as they taste. With a sweet, almost fruity taste, accompanied by a slight sharpness. These onions will certainly enhance any meal they are added More Information...
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Biztro is an excellent onion for early spring sowing. Pale red with a zingy slightly spicy flavour and good aroma. Bolt resistant, this shallot variety is a good all-rounder. A lovely addition to salads or for use in cooking. More Information...
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