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Spring Onion Welsh Red
A native of Siberia, not Wales. This is the red form nearer to the true wild Welsh Onion than the white bulbed form listed under HERBS. Flavour is stronger and plants are hardier, often retaining their leaves through winter. Use leaves and small bulbs.
Product Part Number: V250
When to sow
When to Sow Welsh Red Spring Onion Seeds
March to early September
Where to Sow
Sow seeds thinly in drills 2 cm (¾”) deep, covered with fine soil. Space rows 38cm (15in ) apart . Autumn sowings will overwinter and be ready to use the following year.
What to do next
Harvest and use immediately when they have reached your desired size, thinning the row as you go. Always ensure you do not clear all the plants from a row, this allows them to clump up and regenerate for cropping year after year.
To produce the maximum green, do not allowed to flower. Keep well watered during dry weather and spread compost around the clumps in spring. Can be cropped throughout the year.
Contains Vitamin C and has antibacterial and antiseptic properties due to beneficial sulphur compounds. A good source of anti-oxidants , such as quercetin and anthocyanin.