London (change)
Today 9°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 7°C

Allium cepa 'Sturon'


Reader rating

From 0 ratings

+ Add a review

Key information

Plant type






Skill level


Allium cepa 'Sturon'

Plant details

Bulbing onions can be used all year round, either fresh from the garden or 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.

Onions grow best in a sunny site in rich but light soil, that is relatively free-draining. They'll tolerate a range of soils, as long as it's firm.

Allium cepa 'Sturon' is a full-flavoured white onion, bearing straw-coloured bulbs that mature in August. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). For best results, grow Allium cepa 'Sturon' in full sun in well-drained soil.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Allium

Species: cepa

Cultivar: Sturon

Plant type: Vegetable

Feature: Vegetable

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 15cm

Time to plant seeds: December to March

Time to plant: March to April

Reader reviews

Be the first reader to review the Allium cepa 'Sturon' Onion!

Add your own review

Please register or login to add a review