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Onion Sets - Rumba (Heat Prepared)

  • Catalogue Code 1040-6006
  • Pack Contents: Approx 75 Sets

Rumba Onion sets are a top performing main crop variety that’s ideally suited to growing in the UK. It produces high yields of large, uniform, round onions with a sweet flavour, making it ideal for eating raw in salads as well as cooking.

Good thick skin and quality flesh makes this a good variety for long-term storing.


  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Varieties that, in our selector's opinion, have exceptional flavour

Growing Calendar for Onion Sets - Rumba (Heat Prepared)

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Plant Outdoors
Rating: 4

produced excellent onions that kept to april the next year have bought again this year

Rating: 3

these sets looked good on arrival,have all been potted up and are growing well but they are expensive by comparison. Last years Autumn Gold were disappointing.

Rating: 4

Onion sets are firm and look fresh

Onion Sets - Rumba (Heat Prepared) 1040-6006

Prevent and Supress onion white rot

White rot is a disease that affects bulb vegetables like onion and shallots. Once you’re onion crop’s got it, it’s impossible to cure as such and you’ll need to stop growing onions in the same spot for at least eight years. You’ll recognise it at harvest time by fluffy white mould with black speckles that grows around the base of the bulbs.

Have no fear there’s a great way you can prevent it getting to your onions in the first place!

Before planting your onions plant a crop of green manure called Caliente mustard. It’s a great organic means of creating a soil environment that’s uninviting to the disease.

Caliente mustard is a known as a bio-fumigant and once it’s chopped up and dug into the soil, it releases a natural gas that repels the pathogens that cause the rot along with many other soil diseases.

Just sow a pack from any time between March and October for a quick crop before your autumn-planting-crops or sow in November to overwinter for planting crops in spring. Just before it flowers, cut it down and dig well into the soil.

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