Large sweet onion with a mild taste and golden brown skin. Very popular in gardens as they grow without too much effort. Great for cooking or eating raw as an addition to salads. Keeps well when harvested.
Scientific Name: allium cepa
Plant Life Cycle: biennial but is usually grown as an annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 5-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 120 days
Sunlight: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil requirement: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seed indoors from march 15 mm deep and cover lightly with compost. Transplant out when the plant reaches 15 cm (about 40 days after sowing). Leave 20 cm distance between plants and if planting in rows, leave 30/40 cm between each row.