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Onion Red Baron Seeds

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Onion Red Baron Seeds - Irish Plants Direct
This early maturing award winning high yielding reliable main crop onion has blood red medium sized firm globe shaped bulbs that have an excellent flavour.
They store well after lifting. 
Seed qty 150
☀️ Sow March - April
☀️ Germination 14 - 21 days
☀️ Loam or sandy soil thats alkaline or neutral 
☀️ Harvest August - February
☀️ Companion Plants Carrots, Beetroot, Lettuce, Leeks and Brassicas
Do not plant with beans, peas and asparagus
☀️ When the bulbs are mature the foliage turns yellow and falls over leave for 2 weeks then lift with a fork. Dry the onions by spreading them out either indoors or out depending on the weather. It can take up to three weeks for the bulbs to dry.
Store in trays or nets in a cool well lit place for winter use
☀️ A good source of vitamin C
☀️ Use in many everyday dishes

Onions need a well drained sunny site that has been well dug in autumn adding plenty of compost or well rotted manure. They do not grow well in acidic soil so adding lime maybe necessary. Apply a general fertiliser a week before planting.
Sow in February under cloches or direct outside in March - April. Sow sparingly in drills 1.5cm deep and 45cm between rows. Thin the seedlings in 2 stages when the seedlings have straightened up thin to 5cm between plants then to 10cm apart.
Make sure the Onions are kept well watered during dry spells.
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