Growing Calendar for Onion Seeds - Ailsa Craig
Delivery: Early September to Early January
Ailsa Craig onion have been going strong since 1887! This heritage exhibition variety was named after a small island off the coast of Scotland.
Ailsa Craig is a large, globe-shaped onion with golden, straw coloured skin and produces weighty onions perfect for the show bench.
The excellent keeping qualities and mild flavour make it a superb variety for the home gardener too.
Show variety with mild flavour
Sow Indoors: January-March 5 seeds per module under glass.
Sow Outdoors: February-March thinly into pre watered soil ½in (1cm) deep in rows 12in (30cm) apart. Keep soil moist at all times.
Plant Out: April the little clumps of bulbs in each module will push themselves apart as they grow.
Liquid feed during summer.
Going well in plugs. Hopeful of good plants.
Bought these seeds last year and grew an excellent crop therefore buying again this 2017
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