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    Evening all

    Just been to the shop and found some spring onion seeds.

    Fab i thought, but then after getting home and reading the back of the packet it says to plant now for next year

    do you think i should plant them and see? or shall i wait until september (says so on the packet) and sow them then?

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    That sounds like a very long time for spring onions. There are lots of varieties that would crop quickly. I've just finished off a pack of Sentry and will then start with Evergreen Bunching.
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    they are ishikura if anyone knows of that type.

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    That does sound like a long time. I have white lisbons thst have only just gone in !

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    just looked them up on Mr F site and it says cropping in 8 to 12 weeks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaufontboy View Post
    just looked them up on Mr F site and it says cropping in 8 to 12 weeks !

    La la land comes to mind! Spring onions are notoriously slow and if you can get a substantial crop in 12 weeks, tell me how to do it, 'cos I can't.
    Sow the Ishikuru now for a late autumn crop, but sow in pots and keep well watered and warm 'till they really get going then plant out. Keep sowing for overwintering to get a spring crop next year.
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    If anyone knows of a decent cropping variety that produce big/fast let me know too I never had much luck with the things..... and I like them lots
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    From the Real Seed Cataloue....


    'Ishikura Long White' Bunching Onion

    This is a very good, cold-hardy bunching onion, that makes quite large spring onions quickly from either a spring or late summer sowing.

    We like this as it gives you nice bunches of well-flavoured onions, for pulling up and using (both green and white bits) over winter.


    When? Usually sow after midsummer, for cold-hardy onions, over wintering for use the following spring.
    (They can also be sown in Spring - shown in pale green below - for very nice spring onions from the start of July on into August.)





    The image they show is not quite right.
    They mean they recommend EITHER sowing mar-apr for harvest aug-sep OR sow jul-sep for harvest oct-feb.
    As Terrier says, they will crop in 12 during mid summer but as conditions get away from ideal temps/daylight they take longer.
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