Allium cepa 'Red Baron'


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Onion 'Red Baron'

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Bulbing onions can be used all year round, either fresh from the garden or from storage. Yellow, red and white-skinned varieties are available, with more or less pronounced flavour and keeping abilities. Varieties sown in spring (or earlier under glass) or grown from sets (small bulbs) are ready to harvest from late summer onwards and keep until the following spring. Seed or set varieties started in late summer or early autumn stay in the ground over winter and mature in early summer after stored onions are used up – these varieties only keep until the new year.

Allium cepa 'Red Baron' bears firm, round red bulbs, with pretty red and white flesh and a stronger onion flavour than most red onions. It's ideal for using in raw in salads and in cooked dishes, and bulbs store well into winter. For best results grow Allium cepa 'Red Baron' in full sun in rich but light soil, that is relatively free-draining.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Allium

Species: cepa

Cultivar: Red Baron

Plant type: Vegetable

Feature: Vegetable

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to plant seeds: December to March

Time to plant: March to April

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I only grow these onions! They are easy to grow and store reasonably well. Taste great!

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