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Ailsa Craig Exhibition Onions pk/100
Ailsa Craig Exhibition Onions ON1-100
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Ailsa Craig Exhibition Onions pk/100

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SKU ON1-100
$3.75 $3.50
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Description
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95 days. Allium cepa. Open Pollinated. Plant produces excellent yields of huge 2 to 6 lb sweet onions. This Spanish type onion has a unique mild sweet flavor. Perfect for soups, sandwiches, salads, and cooking. Impress your neighbors and try growing a World Record size onion. Earlier than other Spanish types. Tolerates cool weather well. Similar to Kelsae Sweet Giant Onion. Excellent choice for home gardens. This variety is named after Ailsa, a small round island off the coast of Scotland that is nearly solid rock. An 1887 heirloom from South Ayrshire, Scotland. Long day variety suitable for Northern regions.

Lot No: 0392-3522

Germination: 93%

Test Date: 10/20

Seeds Per Pound: 144,000

Plant Height: 4 to 8” Bulbs

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow



Onions
Allium cepa

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"50 F to 90 F 10 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 3 to 4"12 - 18" 4 to 6"90 - 120 days
Onion Seed Planting Information:

Onions seeds should be planted indoors 6 to 8 weeks before ground can be worked. You can also plant seeds directly in the garden. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked. Keep free from weeds. You need long sunny days to grow large onions. Shallots are very close to garlic and are very easy to grow. Plants can grow 8 to 12" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep seedlings and transplants consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every 2 weeks.

Harvest Tips:

You can harvest onion for their green stems (scallions) at anytime. Cut the green stems with garden scissors when tops are 4 - 8" tall. For bulb product, let the tops dry up themselves before digging them up. Spread bulbs on ground for 3 to 5 days to cure.


Customer Reviews

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by on December 5, 2008

Very good onion (big and sweet) for the North! Living in North Dakota by the Canadian border, this long day onion grows great. Any one living in states North of Ohio and "in Canada" should be growing this one. Jim Dufty, Bottineau, ND.

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by on September 21, 2013

I grow them in southern California and they do just fine. I plant in November and March for a staggered harvest

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