Giant exhibition variety!
A superb new exhibition variety with a lovely sweet flavour, even at its large size. A great replacement for Kelsae. The golden-skinned, well-shaped bulbs can reach 6in across when well grown, while its mild flavour and crisp texture mean it will also be in demand in the kitchen.
Sow indoors December to February for largest bulbs, 0.5cm (¼in) deep in a tray of seed compost. Water well and maintain a temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F). Keep moist. Transplant 5cm (2in) apart to other trays when large enough to handle. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 30cm (12in) apart. Or, sow outdoors thinly where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½in) deep directly into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Allow 30cm (1ft) between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Thin plants to 23cm (9in) apart. Transplant thinnings. Allow onions to dry, before storing in a cool, dry room. Harvest: August to September