Organic Onion: From Stuttgart Seeds. Allium cepa.
Fairly flat topped yellow onion. An old favourite with firm flesh. Stores well and is good for making onion plaits.
This species has been awarded ‘old variety’ status by ProSpeciesRara. ProSpeciesRara are a not-for-profit Swiss organisation dedicated to the preservation of the genetic diversity of plants and animals.
How to grow:
Sow seeds thinly direct over March and April for harvest over July and August. They like a fertile bed in full sun.
Not too many problems, keep slugs off young plants, keep a bit sheltered. For onion root fly prevention plant a row of carrots nearby.
Favourite ways to eat them:
From Stuttgart onions have a great mild flavour. Soak briefly in tepid water if you need it milder. We love them in salads and cheese sandwiches. Always a perfect start for cooked dishes, sauteed or sweated.
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.
Weight approx. 275 seeds per gram.