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Ailsa Craig Exhibition Onion (Heirloom, 105 Days)

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British Heirloom 1887. This fine large onion has gained a big following in the past several years. Bulbs in excess of 3 pounds are possible, but the real virtue of this variety is the quality. Color is a snow-white, centers are bull’s eye single, tops are vigorous, and the flavor is very sweet. Great for slicing raw. Every year that we grow it we reaffirm that Ailsa Craig is the biggest, the earliest, and the best.

150 seeds  

PLANTING

Allium cepa

Germination: 5-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF. 

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4" deep

Sowing Indoors: Start 8-10 weeks before last frost with soil temperatures 60-75ºF. Sow in flats 1/4” deep, 1/4” apart. Transplant seedlings out mid/late spring, 2-6” apart. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Seedlings size should be about a pencil thick at transplanting time.

Sowing OutdoorsEarly to mid-spring when soil temperature reaches at least 55 ºF. Sow 1-3 seeds per inch, thin to 2-6” apart. The larger the bulb size the more space. 

How much does a packet plant: 15-30 foot single row  

Harvest- Stop watering a week before harvesting. Pull out when necks soften and start to fall over. Cure them in the sun for a few days then finish drying them out of direct sunlight, in a warm area, and in single layer so air can circulate around them until the neck is dry. Store in a cool dark place with 35-40ºF temperatures and 65-70% humidity.

Tips- Needs fertile, well drained soil. Amend with compost or apply organic granular fertilizer. Adequate water is very important for optimum growth, 1" per week. 

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08/20/2019
MK
I recommend this product

outstanding

I grow most of my onions from sets, but these are easy to germinate and it is amazing to me that they grow as large as the ones I plant feom sets. Unbeatably delicious made into crispy homemade batter fried onion rings.

DS
04/06/2019
Don S.
United States
I recommend this product

Ailsa Craig onion from seed

Grown hydroponically Ailsa seems to have a larger stem diameter and is very healthy and vigorous.

RD
02/26/2019
Rita D.
United States
I recommend this product

AILSA CRAIG EXHIBITION ONION

I think every seed in the pack germinated and they are doing great! I expect to have lots of onions this year!!

DF
10/09/2018
Dale from UP Michigan

outstanding flavor

Got a slow start with cold wet spring . They grew with a great crop of weeds so didn't get very big but o what flavor. An absolute for next year!

TR
05/20/2018
Tim R.
United States

Onion seeds

I have only planted my seeds, but from the looks of them, they will be fantastic!