Category Archives: Onions

Kelsae Exhibition onion

photo of Kelsae Exhibition onions

The Kelsae Exhibition onion, our vegetable seed of the month for February 2011.

Fancy having a go at growing price winning onions? Now is the time to sow (January/February).

Easy to grow! Just sow in trays of seed compost with 1.5cm (half inch) of compost, firm gently and keep moist. Keep in propagator or cover with polythene and keep in a warm place.

Germination will take approx 14 to 28 days. Once seedlings are big enough to handle transplant into cell trays, place into cold frame or in a sheltered area and cover over during cold weather.

By the end of April they will be ready to pland out into garden. Plant out 12 inchs apart incorporating plenty of organic compost and organic fertiliser and keep moist. Water every two weeks with liquid seaweed. By August to September your bulbs will be ripe; when the leaves turn yellow and the skin begins to peel away, lift carefully and lay in rows to dry, then they are ready to show.

Pre pack onion and shallot sets now in store

photo of shallots

Get off to an early start!

Plan your vegetable garden NOW! If you’re new to growing vegetables, and need advice then feel free to ask us. We are always keen to help.

We have several varieties of onions, and shallot sets, including


  • Stuttgarter giant – a favourite variety which can be planted early
  • Stur BC 20 – a late season harvest, with long season harvest
  • Sturon – our top seller, high yielding and good for storing.
  • Centurion F1 – one of the earliest varieties
  • Red baron – excellent for salads, has white flesh with red wings

£1.49 per pre pack


 photo of some shallots

  • Red sun – a mild variety of shallot, perfect for salads
  • Golden gourmet – a mild taste which can be planted early. Excellent for pickling!
  • Yellow moon – a disease-resistant variety with excellent skin quality
  • Shallot picasso – excellent for pickling
  • Pikant – an early maturing red shallot, high yielding and good for storing

£1.99 per pre pack