Type of Onion To Sow or Grow?
the table below to weigh up the good and bad points of onion
from seed and onions from sets.
If you are a beginner, try the
heat-treated onion sets first. These are easiest to care for and
will give you the best chance of success.
varieties, and restricted to the major seed merchants.
choice of varieties from a large number of suppliers
reliable performance all round, less work
reliable, more chance of failure. Harder work
be infected with disease when
are disease free.
Varieties of Onion
The table below gives our recommendations for each of the
different types of onions - in the end it comes down to personal
preference on taste and appearance, so try a couple of varieties
to discover your own favourite.
for exhibition, but not particularly easy
well - good all-rounder
Great taste and lovely red colour. This now replaces
Dobies All Rounder as our favourite onion seed. From
approved - keeps well and good colour
in poor weather conditions
as heat treated - good all rounder
early summer, excellent.
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Date posted: November 04, 2011 - 03:03 am
Message: Try looking at seed companies online. It's just a matter of completing an order, paying and waiting.
Date posted: November 04, 2011 - 01:54 am
Message: where i will get the seeds of the above varieties to grow.
Plz. suggest how the distributer to contact to get the abvoe seeds.
Date posted: September 13, 2011 - 08:01 am
Message: Can someone suggest a Small HOT Onion variety suitable for pickling please.
(And possible a supplier)
Date posted: June 12, 2011 - 09:53 pm
Message: i am a beginner and wanted some pictures of what onions look like when they are growing (what the plant looks like for white bulb onions)
Date posted: June 12, 2011 - 02:07 pm
Message: We have grown onions for several years, and have never had this problem until now. The plants were only a few weeks old, and about 8 inches tall when we went away for a week. When we returned something had removed about 2 to 3 inches off the tips of each plant. What animal would each the onion tops? None of the tops were on the ground.
Date posted: November 12, 2010 - 02:58 am
Message: i want to grow red croel onion variety so i need information on this variety.
Date posted: October 05, 2010 - 02:32 am
Message: I am a beginner I am intrest in cultivating onion seeds, so please sujust me to whom I have to contact for seediling.
Date posted: September 24, 2010 - 12:29 pm
Message: Help!! My onions form very nice leaves but the bulbs are small. Have heard that you must push the tops down to get the bulbs to form?
Is this so and if not how do I get the onions to form bulbs