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ONION Ailsa Craig

Allium cepa

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Family: Amaryllidaceae

Subfamily: Allioideae

Characteristics: Annual

Seed per packet: Approx 40

This heirloom exhibition variety was named after a small island off the coast of Scotland and dates back to around 1887. 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.

Adaptable to most garden soils in an open sunny position.

Tropical: Autumn
Temperate: Autumn to Mid-Winter
Cold: Mid-Autumn to Mid-Winter

Sow: Sow 5-6mm deep.
Sow direct on in trays of a quality seed raising mix and transplant when when 6cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days
Plant space: 10cm
Row Space: 20cm
Maturity: 24-30 weeks

If sowing direct thin where required to 10cm between plants.  Harvest when tops wilt.

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