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Onion Sets - Autumn Gold Improved

  • Catalogue Code 1040-6034
  • Pack Contents: Approx. 75 Autumn Gold Sets
  • Beautifully smooth and round
  • Improved on original strains
  • Bolt-resistant

Autumn Gold Improved onion sets to have a smoother, rounder shape to original strains so it can be easily cut and prepared with little waste. A big improvement on our original strain, Autumn Gold Improved has an excellent flavour.

Enjoy the glossy and attractive skin-finish, so superior in appearance it will impress show judges. 

Proving very bolt resistant Autumn Gold Improved is good for early spring planting, coping well with UK weather and temperature fluctuations.

Special Note: Onion sets are simply small, immature onions, which have been lifted and dried to prevent any further growth. Once planted in spring the sets grow in size and each one forms a full-sized bulb when ready to harvest.

Features

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Varieties that, in our selector's opinion, have exceptional flavour
  • Recommended for Exhibition growing

Growing Calendar for Onion Sets - Autumn Gold Improved

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Onion Sets - Autumn Gold Improved 1040-6034

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. 

14-Apr-2018
Rating:5

had them last year, very good, waiting for weather

13-Apr-2018
Rating:5

Very satisfied with them.

13-Apr-2018
Rating:5

Donít know until they are ready

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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.

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.

The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days