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Allium cepa ‘Ailsa Craig onion’

Onion

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.3m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, purple
  • Leaf ColourBlueish green, mid green

Description

Allium cepa ‘Ailsa Craig onion’ (Onion). A large round bulb brown/orange skin with a mild flavour.

Characteristics

Biennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Vegetable

Origin

Central Asia

Interest and use

Grown for culinary use.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in late summer.

Propagation

By seed or by specially heat-treated sets.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Onion fly and fungal diseases.

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