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Onion Seed 'Shirley's Giant Exhibition'

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Allium cepa

  • One of the largest golden-skinned onion varieties you are ever likely to see.
  • Excellent flavour and very good keeping qualities.
  • A prize-winner in every way.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 50 seeds.

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1 or more £3.95GBPGBP
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Pollinator Friendly

Our own carefully re-selected strain of onion that virtually guarantees a bumper crop of huge onions. We grow these every 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.

But more important than size is the flavour – and in our opinion these really do have one of the best flavours around. Probably not quite mild enough for most to eat raw they cook exceptionally well, and caramelisebeautifully.

What's also surprising (for such a large onion) is that they store exceptionally well – usually into February and beyond.

  • Sow late December-early May thinly onto the surface of lightly firmed trays of fresh seed compost.
  • Cover with a thin layer of fresh seed compost to just cover and lightly firm down.
  • Water the trays thoroughly and germinate under protection at a temperature of 50–60°F (10–16°C).
  • Once germinated grow on at 50°F+ (10°C+).  Set out 9” (23cm) apart in rows 15” (38cm) apart.

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).

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How To...

How To Sow & Grow Onions
Detailed advice on growing all types of onion - including how to start onions from seeds as well as transplanting onion plants.

How To Videos

How To Sow Onion & Leek Seeds (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen explaining how to sow onion and leek seeds. Includes information on sowing times and temperatures.

Recipes

Courgette Soup Recipe
A quick and simple recipe to help use up some excess courgettes and make a lovely soup that freezes well for the winter.

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.

Jersulam Artichoke and Hazelnut Soup Recipe
A quick and easy recipe using Jerusalem Artichokes to make a delicious soup, with none of the usual after-effects!

Leek & Potato Soup Recipe
Serena's favourite soup recipe - and one she is famed for among our friends. A gorgeous autumn and winter treat that freezes well.

Onion Marmalade
A simple recipe for dark and delicious onion marmalade. Try it with meat, poultry or cheeses.

Pea Soup Recipe
A great late summer soup to use up any gluts of peas you may have. Freezes very well.

Stir-fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe
A quick and simple recipe for stir-fried Brussels sprouts that also works with cabbage, kale and other brassicas.

White Onion Soup Recipe
A really simple and quick white onion soup recipe that looks and tastes far more impressive than it should, given how easy it is to make!

General Information

A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

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