Space the bulbs out when planting. The distance between plants is three times the width of the bulb. Plant the bulb the depth of three times the bulb's height. Onions grow best in full sun. The soil should be kept slightly damp. It's best to give them extra water during dry periods. The flower bulbs come in organic packaging. 100% degradable and contributes to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
|Latin name:||Allium cepa 'Corrado F1 hybride'|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
Onion set Allium Cepa ‘Corrado’ can be planted in rows between late February and mid-April. Recommended spacing distance between rows is about 30 cm. The distance between the onions is about 8 cm. First dig and loosen the soil then push the onions into the soil just below the surface. Delay planting in wet weather, important to know: onions love and grow best in full sun!
In the garden - March-June.
Plant in the garden, preferably in full sun from March up to June. Fork the soil loose to at least 30 cm. Draw a straight furrow of around 4 cm deep and label the row. Plant at 10 cm intervals. Cover your onion sets with about 3 cm of soil, press lightly down and sprinkle with water. Extra rows at 30 cm apart.
Onion ‘Corrado’ is an easy-to-grow vegetable and is ideal for any new gardener. In winter, add some garden fertiliser into the soil (about 50 grams per square metre) and sprinkle 40 grams of potassium per square metre. Make sure that after planting you keep the area free from weeds. During dry periods, do not forget to water to promote the development of the onions. In very wet summers, remove the wet soil around the onions, a few weeks before harvesting.
From mid-July onwards, you can start harvesting Allium cepa 'Corrado'. When about half the foliage has yellowed and beginning to wilt the onions can be lifted gently from the soil. Tie them in bundles to dry or spread them over an area sheltered from the rain. Once the outer skins become dry, remove all the wilted leaves. Onions can be stored for a long time in a cool and dry place.
Onion 'Corrado' F1 hybrid (Allium cepa) is a small, slightly elongated onion, firm with a fine flavour. A 1kg pack will produce 40 kg of mature onions. Be sure to have some parsley, chamomile and marigold nearby to keep onion flies away from the plants. Onions are very healthy and contain high levels of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. Onion Sets should have a rotation cycle when planted at home as root crops.