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Onion 'Ailsa Craig' - 24 Seedlings

Marshalls

Catalogue Code: 1080-5828

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Regular price £7.99

NEW for 2022.With its large golden-skinned bulbs and excellent mild flavour, Onion 'Ailsa Craig' is a firm favourite with both show-growers and cooks. Easy to grow and a reliable cropper.

Sorry, this product is no longer available. Looking for an alternative? We recommend the Onion 'Sturon' 24 Plants 

Key Features

  • F1 Hybrid variety
  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 24 seedlings

Height: 40cm

Description

  • Large golden-skinned onions
  • Popular with both show-growers and cooks
  • Easy to grow
  • An essential ingredient in the kitchen

With its large golden-skinned bulbs and excellent mild flavour, Onion 'Ailsa Craig' is a firm favourite with both show-growers and cooks. Easy to grow and a reliable cropper, this tasty onion is an essential ingredient in the kitchen, adding flavour to a wide range of dishes. A good onion for overwintering.

How you will receive your plants:

Selected by our team of experts and sent from our nursery, you will receive your super seedlings in plug trays in a box. These are designed to keep your plants secure and to prevent damage in transit. Super seedling plugs can be planted out straight away without potting on.

Can’t plant straight away?

If you aren't able to plant your seedlings out straight away then ensure they stay moist. You can place your plugs on a saucer or tray of shallow water so they are able to stay hydrated. Aim to have your plugs planted within 3 days.

Potting seedling plugs on: On arrival place your plug trays in shallow water to allow them to soak ensuring the rootballs are moist. Use the end of a pencil or a narrow dibber to gently tease your plugs out of their trays. Choose potting on pots approximately 3 inches in diameter to plant your plugs on. Fill the pots with quality potting on compost and tap down until level. Use your pencil to make a hole in the top of the compost and place your plug plant in, gently pushing around the base of the plant. Repeat this process for all of your plugs and then place them in a tray and thoroughly water with a watering can using a fine rose to prevent the compost from being displaced. Grow your plants in a cold-frame, large sunny windowsill,  or greenhouse. Water every 2-3 days and more frequently if sunny to prevent drying out.

Hardening off: Once your potted on plants reach a good size and are ready to plant out in their final location, the first step is to harden them off before moving them outdoors permanently. This involves simply placing them outdoors during the day and back undercover at night to allow them to get accustomed to the lower temperatures. Once they have been hardened off for a week your plants should be ready to plant out in their final location.

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