Seed Count apx: 500 (1.8g)
A very popular dual purpose quick-growing variety for crisp, sweet, white pickling onions, often known as 'cocktail' onions. If you like a good size bulb on "spring" onions pull them young or leave to mature and crop as small onions for pickling they will grow well on almost any soil, even on light, poor land. They prefer a sunny position.
When to plant: All year round as required.
How to grow: Sow 0.5in (1.5cm) deep in rows 6in (15cm) apart. Keep well watered in dry weather.
No thinning is necessary.
Harvest December onwards, when the size of marbles for the best pickles.
To pickle onions, peel onions and place in a bowl of brine (3oz of salt to one pint of water). Leave for 24hrs, pour off brine solution, rinse onions thoroughly in cold water, shake dry, pack tightly into clean jars and cover with cold pickling white vinegar.
Harvest: All year round as required.
Can be cooked whole with Peas or used in casseroles and stews. Flavour not too harsh.
Harvest leaves as required, picking only a few from each plant.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.