Information on Planting Onions
Onions are one of the very easiest of all vegetables to grow.
Onions are easy to grow from sets and shallots. Onions can be pplanted on regular basis.
Planting every two to three weeks will ensure a regular supply of salad onions and larger bulbs all summer and autumn.
Soil can be enriched by adding Organic Chicken Manure
and some SuperGrow compost your existing soil.
Onions and garlic benefit from been planted early in spring to ensure strong growth and larger bulbs in late summer.
We do advise the planting of onions little and often to give you plenty of pickings from early summer right up until late winter
The very best of all the red skinned varieties; it is packed with flavour and has a nice mild taste that is perfect in salads,stews, casseroles and fried with steaks. Red Baron forms perfectly round good sized onions that store from September to April.
Stuttgarter Giant is a very reliable super mid summer variety. They are pear shaped onions with an excellent flavour that produce good sized onions from mid summer until early winter. The flavour is sharp; ideal for steaks, stewing and roasting.
The Longor Shallots are a super variety with an excellent full flavour. These French shallots are good sized, long shaped onions and are ready from mid summer. Longor is the very best French shallot variety for storing from autumn until late spring.
They have excellent quality pink skinned flesh and make a good cropper. They are ideal for growing in vegetable planter pots or in borders. Highly recommended by the
team at Horkans.
Sturon are an exceptionally heavy cropping onion. Sturon is one of the best maincrop
onion varieties and is super in salads, stews, frying and perfect for pickling. They are very slow to bolt and so are ideal for west of Ireland growing conditions. They store very well through winter and spring and produce large round golden bulbs from mid summer onwards.
Golden Gourmet will produce large ‘Dutch Yellow' round onions from late summer onward. They produce lovely large round onions with excellent flavour which store well and are resistant to bolting.
They come highly recommended.
Pikant is a modern variety bred for flavour and high yield onions. They have an excellent flavour and are a super golden yellow variety.
Easy to grow, Pikant produces a large crop from mid summer onward.
French Garlic is so easy to grow, producing wonderful fresh garlic clumps ideal for flavouring any dish.
Garlic can also be used to protect many vegetables from pest damage; the smell keeps them running!