Onion Red Baron
Excellent for salads
A beautiful dark red onion with eye-catching red-rimmed flesh and a stronger flavour than most varieties, Onion Red Baron produces attractive, firm, flattish-round bulbs. Onions require a well-prepared bed to achieve good growth and a sunny, well-drained site is the best way to ensure good crops. Prepare the soil a couple of months before planting and you'll have full-size onions, all ready to harvest and enjoy by mid-summer.
Plant Type: Vegetable
RHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes
RHS Plants for Pollinators: No
Soil Type: Loam
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained
Sowing / Planting (from - to): Plant In Spring
Harvesting (Harvesting Period & Instructions): In late summer/early autumn, the leaves will begin to die down. This means they are about ready for harvest. Bend the leaves over and a few days later ease the onions out of the soil. A few days later again, lift them clear of the soil and leave on the surface to ripen. When dry, rub off loose skins and roots. Store in a cool, dry, frost-free place in trays.
Typically Available (from - to): January - May
Onions require a well-prepared bed to achieve good growth. Thoroughly dig over the site with a fork, removing any weeds. Adding a general fertilizer will improve yields. Mark out a row using a string line or cane. Plant the sets (onions) 3cm/1" deep and 12cm/5" apart along the marked row. Label the row with the variety name. Check the sets every few days and re-plant any that have been disturbed by birds etc., until growth starts. Keep the soil moist during the growing period. Remove any weeds which otherwise will compete with the onions for food and water.
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