Troy is an overwintering onion set for planting between September and early Spring.
- Winter hardy
- Can be pulled throughout Winter and Spring as scallions, or left to grow into mature onions.
- Troy onions will be ready for harvesting in May/June - 3 -4 weeks before spring planted sets will be ready.
Number of sets:
- 500g = 125 to 150 sets
- 1kg = 250 to 300 sets
- 25kg bag = 6000 to 7000 sets
The principal advantage of planting onion sets in the autumn is that your onions are ready to harvest around a month before spring-sown onion sets are. Also, because they are harvested around a month earlier, you can potentially immediately follow them with another crop that would be too late to plant a month later. Sweet corn and winter squash for example. For a good yield, onions need moist soil when they are bulking up in Spring.