The attractive, rich skin colour continues through its rings, making it so attractive on the plate.
The bulbs are globe shaped and keep for several months, and they are of such good quality you may even be tempted to exhibit a few at your local show.
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How to Guide
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).
Sow seeds thinly in a pre-watered shallow row, lightly covering with a little soil.
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.