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Onion Paris Silverskin

Description

 
Paris Silverskin are an easy to grow, dual purpose onion. If you like a good size bulb on "spring" onions pull them young or leave to mature and crop as small onions for pickling. This way they can be pickled for use in summer salads or added whole to winter stews. Delicious!
 

One of the most popular crops for the gardener, onions are a huge must for any allotment holder or for the gardener who has their own little vegetable garden at home, as they are so versatile and can be used for a variety of different things.

 

Product Part Number: 13216

Pack Size: 500 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £1.40

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When to sow
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WHEN TO SOW

February to June

Where to Sow

Early sowing can be made underglass in modules , sow 3-4 seeds per module on the surface of seed sowing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling or vermiculite or compost , and place at a temperature of 14°C. Outdoor sowings can be made in April , sow seed thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2in) deep, with rows spaced 30cm (12in) apart.

What to do next

Greenhouse sown modules do not require thinning and can be moved to a cold frame in April to harden off before planting outside 7cm (3in) apart for clusters of small onions. Outdoor sowings can be used as Salad bunching onions as required or thinned out to 7cm (3in) apart and left to mature as bulbs for pickling.

MATURITY

July to September

HANDY TIP

Pull when young as a salad onion or leave until a little larger for pickling.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Antibacterial and Antiseptic properties, due to beneficial sulphur compounds. A good source of antioxidants, such as quercetin and anthocyanin. Also high in Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron.
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