Please recommend an autumn onion

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missmoneypenny

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Please recommend an autumn onion
« on: September 13, 2018, 12:18 »
Please  can I have your recommendations for onions. Also, one of the old guys on the plot said now is the time to plant. I thought it was usually October or November. Any thoughts? I am in London. Thanks for any advice and recommendations.

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Re: Please recommend an autumn onion
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 18:33 »
The Kings catalogue says "Overwintering onions must be planted between mid-Sept and mid-Oct.  If the weather is mild it is best to plant towards the end of this period to avoid bolting.  If cold, plant towards the beginning."

Senshyu is a common white onion for autumn planting.
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Re: Please recommend an autumn onion
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 09:34 »
I have had good success with Shakespeare, which is round and brown skinned. I plant early to mid October so they have enough time to grow good roots before the soil gets cold
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Re: Please recommend an autumn onion
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 22:52 »
Thanks everyone. Itís pretty mild here, Iíll wait till the end fo the month. I like the sound of Shakespeare and will also look into shenyu.

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Re: Please recommend an autumn onion
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018, 09:47 »
we bought an autumn collection of sets from DT Brown also set some Japanese  onion seed to overwinter [element] [toughball] and [senhyu] as well as spring onion varieties



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