Onion - Santero
Santero F1 is one of the first varieties to be resistant to Onion Downy mildew. It is globe to slightly flat in shape with copper/golden skin. It has main crop maturity with good yield and storage potential.
Sow from February to April. Early sowing can be made under glass in pots or seed trays. Sow seed on the surface of seed sowing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling or vermiculite or compost. Place at a temperature of 14°C. Outdoor sowings can be made in April, sow seed thinly in shallow drills 1cm deep, with rows spaced 30cm apart. Greenhouse sown seedlings can be pricked out into individual pots or modular trays. Move plants to a cold frame in April to harden off before planting outside 15-20cm apart. Outdoor sowings can be thinned gradually until plants are 15-20cm apart, then leave to mature as smaller bulbs for storing. Ready to harvest from August to September.