Spring Onion - Lilia
This is a dual purpose Italian variety with a pungent flavour. Spring Onion Lilia is best grown as a salad onion with nice, dark green leaves and a shiny, intense red inner core. It can also be grown as a main crop, storing bulb onion. When fully mature it shows off its defined red and white inner rings.
Sow seeds from March to August for salads, or March to April as a bulb onion. Seeds are best sown thickly in broad drills for pulling as salad/ bunching onions. Sow 13mm deep, in drills 30cm apart. If sowing for mature bulbs, sow seed more thinly. No need to thin seedlings for salads. If for bulbs, thin to 5cm for smaller bulbs or 10cm for larger bulbs. It will grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Keep well-watered.