The above order has just arrived. All the plants are in very good condition-Thank you. I have, over the years, become used to plants arriving badly damaged from other suppliers, generally because they were not packed properly-these were packed very well. Again thank you.
A Cooke, Halstead, Essex
Supplied as as nursery fresh transplants.SORRY - NOW SOLD OUT UNTIL 2014
Our own carefully re-selected staring of onion that virtually guarantees a bumper crop of huge onions. We grow these very year here on the nursery - and every year get much admiration from our visitors for their size and uniformity.
The reality is these are not hard to grow - and large onions around 6lbs. (2.7 Kg) are not at all unusual, so great for those onion competitions (especially if fed with our Instant Life plant food!
But more important than size is the flavour - and in our opinion these really do have one of the best flavours and piquancy's around. Probably not quite mild enough for most to eat raw they cook exceptionally well, and caramelise beautifully.
What's also surprising (for such a large onion) is that they store exceptionally well - usually well into February and beyond.
Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects if allowed to 'go over' and flower (so if you have room leave any plants in that have gone too far rather than pulling them out straight away).
Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants Victoriana Nurseries sell that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.
How To Plant Onions (Video)
An instructional video by Serena on how to plant onion transplants.
How To Sow & Grow Onions
Detailed advice on growing all types of onion - including both advice on starting onions from seeds as well as transplanting onion plants.
French Onion Soup Recipe
An easy recipe to make this French classic. A really warming winter soup that can be made in large batches and frozen.
White Onion Soup Recipe
A really simple and quick white onion soup recipe - that looks and tastes far more impressive than it should for how easy it is to make!