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Ailsa Craig Onion Seeds

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Catalogue Code: 30310156

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Regular price £1.99
Ailsa Craig onion seeds produce large, globe-shaped onion with golden, straw-coloured skin and produces weighty onions perfect for the show bench. Ailsa Craig is a superb variety to grow from seed.

Key Features

  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 300 Onion Seeds

Description

A Heritage Exhibition Variety which was named after a small island off the coast of Scotland.

It 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.

A great all-rounder, which still takes some beating.

Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
Sow Indoors
Sow Outdoors
Harvest

How to Guide

Sowing Indoors

Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 10-15C (50-60F).

Sowing Outdoors

Sow seeds thinly in a pre-watered shallow row, lightly covering with a little soil. Keep moist in dry spells.

Row Spacing

90cm / 36in

Sowing Distance

90cm / 36in

Potting on/Thining Out

Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost.

Thin seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart to allow full development of the bulbs.

Hardening Off/Planting Out

Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out to their cropping positions.

Allow 15cm (6in) between plants and 30cm (12in) between rows. For really big onions, allow 30cm (12in) between plants and 45cm (18in) between rows.

Delivery

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Order TypeDelivery ChargeDelivery Charge
Seed only order£2.49If you purchase any other items you'll be charged the standard delivery rate of £5.99
Plants, bulbs & gardening accessories£5.99If we need to split your order into separate deliveries we'll only charge one delivery fee
Extra large or long plants & heavy items£9.99These are clearly displayed at check-out
Compost (and any other large or heavy items)£5.99

These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £5.99 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

  • 1 - 2 bags £5.99
  • 3 - 4 bags £11.98
  • 5 - 6 bags £17.97
  • 7 - 8 bags £23.96
  • 9 - 10 bags £29.95

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