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    I orderd some Senshyu onion sets yesterday, just because they were listed as an over wintering onion.
    I'm hoping to have these, and then planted at the weekend.
    Has anyone had any success with them.
    How far north are you ?
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    I am in Yorkshire. I planted them for the first time last year. They were the best Winter onions I have ever grown. Good size, solid and only half a dozen went to seed out of maybe a hundred. I am going to grow them again.
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    They didn't work in NE Scotland, well not on my thin sandy soil anyway, they shrank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenishfing View Post
    I am in Yorkshire. I planted them for the first time last year. They were the best Winter onions I have ever grown. Good size, solid and only half a dozen went to seed out of maybe a hundred. I am going to grow them again.
    I'm just south of Leeds, so this gives me confidence.
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    Greenfish: when were they ready to harvest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quanglewangle View Post
    Greenfish: when were they ready to harvest?
    I started pulling the odd one from May onwards when last year's onions ran out. I pulled them all up in June when the tops died (around the same time as my garlic).
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    I started pulling the odd one from May onwards
    Thanks. With our milder winter climate here in Cornwall I guess we may get some a bit sooner than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quanglewangle View Post
    Thanks. With our milder winter climate here in Cornwall I guess we may get some a bit sooner than that.
    I could have started on them earlier, but I was still using my last years maincrop until then.

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