Organic Onion: Ailsa Craig seeds. Allium cepa.
A very large broad, round Spanish summer onion.
How to grow:
Sow seeds undercover in Feb/March and transplant outside April/May time at about 15cms apart. Make sure they don’t dry out. Onions like full sun. Harvest August/September. Dry out before storage by laying out in a well ventilated place, will store until December.
Keep to the Allium part of your rotation. Plant beside carrots to deter onion root fly, you can put netting fence around your patch.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Onions have been a staple food in Ireland for a long time. They are often the starting point for dishes fried in a little oil.
Bred in cultivation for at least 7,000 years this biennial is one the whole world loves. Found as far back as the Bronze age, in ancient Chinese settlements, Egyptian tombs and Roman cities, it travels well as seeds and bulbs, and has antiseptic properties.
Avg contents: Approx. 240 seeds per gram.