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Red Baron Onion Sets

  • Catalogue Code 1040-6004
  • Pack Contents: Approx. 75 Sets
  • Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit
  • Stores well for an autumn and winter supply
  • Strong, pungent home-grown flavour

Red Baron Onion Sets produce onions with such superb results. It’s no wonder this variety grows in popularity each year!

Stronger flavoured than our other onions, it stores well from September until the following April. The glossy deep crimson skins and a red rim on each onion ring, give a delightful bicolour effect in salads.

Plant outdoors from as early as January for harvests from late July and August. Tolerant to the cold, Red Baron copes well when planted early in the season. They look fantastic at harvest time, uniform, bulbous and coppery.

Features

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • F1 Hybrids are crossed varieties that are exceptionally vigorous and longer lasting
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Varieties that, in our selector's opinion, have exceptional flavour

Growing Calendar for Red Baron Onion Sets

  • Jan
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  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Plant Outdoors
Harvest

Red Baron Onion Sets 1040-6004

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. 

12-May-2018
Rating:5

first class -------------------------

10-May-2018
Rating:5

Fab! Always successful. The best red onion on the market.

30-Apr-2018
Rating:4

Good quality product.......

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