Onion varieties

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madcat

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Onion varieties
« on: January 10, 2018, 17:45 »
Wilcos have their onion sets in and now I have to make a choice.  So which do you prefer -
Sturon, Stugar or Turbo?
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rowlandwells

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Re: Onion varieties
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 17:50 »
I personally grow turbo from sets had no problems quite good size  bulbs when lifted  the G/C  sells them loose so one can help themselves I like turbo but everyone to there own why not try a couple of varieties and see what does the best on your ground

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Re: Onion varieties
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 18:08 »
which do you prefer -
Sturon, Stugar or Turbo?
to avoid any confusion - Stugar is aka Stuttgarter Onion Sets
Wilko Onion Sets Stugar 14/21 500g at wilko.com
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Re: Onion varieties
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 20:07 »
Always gone with Sturon, never had any problems, will overwinter in garage until March/April as long as they are dried sufficiently. PS always bought from Wilko!
« Last Edit: January 10, 2018, 20:09 by engineer »

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Re: Onion varieties
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 11:35 »
Another vote for sturon from me. Store very well and reliable cropper.
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Re: Onion varieties
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 13:36 »
1 bag sturon (152 sets) and 1 of turbo (163 sets) duly purchased.  Thank you all!

Plus Golden Gourmet shallots (30 to a bag).   

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Re: Onion varieties
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 19:29 »
just bought our onion sets from our local G/C all loose pick your own bought Turbo stuttgarter Red baron and golden gourmet sets also bought my early seed potatoes 5 varieties to try

just waiting for spring now  :D

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Re: Onion varieties
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 22:46 »
Popped in to our local small branch of Wilko, but they only had Sturon.  I have ordered Turbo online but to pick up from the shop at no charge.  1.50 for 500g is a very good price.  I bought Turbo sets the first year I had an allotment and they were fantastic.  I haven't managed to get them since, so I am pleased Wilko has them at such a good price.

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Re: Onion varieties
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 17:11 »
I'm still waiting for Santero to be available as sets. Has anyone got theirs yet?



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