Radar Organic Onion Sets (Autumn planting) 22-26mm
- Larger sets 22-26mm.
- Overwintering onion set for planting between September and December
- Winter hardy
- Can be pulled throughout Winter and Spring as scallions, or left to grow into mature onions.
- Radar onions will be ready for harvesting in May/June - 3 -4 weeks before spring planted sets will be ready.
Number of sets:
- 500g = approx 50 sets
- 1kg = approx 100 sets
Plant this onion from September to December, 3cm deep and 4-5cm apart in the row and 30-40 cm apart between the rows.
Onions need a friable, free-draining soil and it needs to be a fertile, weed-free, compost-enriched spot in full sun (no fresh manure).
Lift the onions when they are mature or use fresh. Dry the onions before storing
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.