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By Skipper

Avon, United Kingdom Gb

what variety 0f onion would you recommend for growing from seed for pickling. grow sturon from sets for maincrop would they do? thanks in advance



Sturon may be a bit too big!

I tend to use Shallots for this purpose!

Next season I am going to have a go with some 'Potato Onions' I have been given.

I am led to believe that these are basically a cross between an onion and a shallot i.e. the are round like onions, but form clusters like shallots!

Then once you have a grown them you save some of the crop for the following year, so theoretically I won't have to buy setts anymore!

31 Oct, 2012


I have always used shallots, too!

3 Nov, 2012


Teegee, some "potato onions" are clumping members of Allium cepa, like shallots, and some are members of A. fistulosum, with a slightly more "garlicky" flavor.

11 Nov, 2012

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