Organic Onion: Robelja Seeds. Allium cepa.
A vigorous, robust flat topped red onion. Good to eat fresh and stores well. Fast maturing.
How to grow:
Sow seeds in pots early in February in pots under cover. Grow on until about 15cms tall, plant out in 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:
Red onions have a great mild flavour. Soak briefly in tepid water if you need it milder. We love them in salads and cheese sandwiches.
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: 300 seeds.