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Red Cross Onion Sets

  • Catalogue Code 1040-6005
  • Pack Contents: Approx. 75 Sets

Red Cross Onion Sets produce large bulbs with deep red skin and white flesh with clearly defined red rings.

Over winters well and stores for up to 3 months.

Excellent choice for slicing and salads.

Special Note: By planting your onion sets in the autumn you can guarantee the earliest crops next year. These ensure that you have a tasty home grown crop from late spring to early summer.

Features

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

Growing Calendar for Red Cross Onion Sets

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Red Cross Onion Sets 1040-6005

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.

Caliente Mustard single packs can be purchased here.

Caliente Mustard double packs can be purchased here. 

30-Nov-2016
Rating:5

Excellent

24-Nov-2016
Rating:5

Excellent

14-Nov-2016
Rating:5

These onion sets are excellent quality, good colour and good size

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We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.

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