Red Baron Onion is a popular red onion variety, well known and reliable and produces deep red coloured bulbs with excellent flavour.
This variety stores well and matures in around 24 weeks from a spring seed sowing.
|When to Sow||January to April
|Where to Sow||Sow under glass in pots or seed trays from January. Sow onto the surface of moist seed sowing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling or vermiculite or compost, and place at a temperature of 14°C.|
|Can be sown in late summer / autumn to over-winter in milder UK areas.|
|What to do Next||Seedlings can be pricked out into individual pots or modular trays. Move plants to a cold frame in April to gradually harden off before planting outside 30-45cm (12-18in) apart between the plants and 45cm(18in) between the rows. Thin outdoor sowings to 15-30cm (6-12in) apart.|
|Water well, especially during periods of dry weather, and keep weed free.|
|Harvest||August / September and can be stored.|
|Handy Tips||Onions require a very fertile soil. Dig the Onion bed in the Autumn incorporating manure or compost.|
|Companion Planting||Good companions: Brassicas, beetroots, strawberries, tomatoes, lettuces.|
|Bad companions: Peas and Beans.|
|Nutritional Information||A good source of antioxidants. Also high in Vitamin C, calcium and iron.|
|Serving Suggestion||The base of any good soup or stew needs onions! Or wonderful roasted.
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