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Allium cepa ‘Sturon’

Onion

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.3m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite, purple
  • Leaf ColourBlueish green, mid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Allium cepa ‘Sturon’ (Onion). This old fashioned cultivar with white flesh and the bulbs can grow very large. Produces a very good yield of globe-shaped, slightly high-shouldered bulbs, with good yellow-brown skins. Stores well.

Characteristics

Biennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Vegetable

Origin

Central Asia

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • 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

White mould, onion eel-worm and onion fly.

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