Red skinned onion with white flesh and crimson circles beneath the scales. It stores well and has a nice sweet taste, making it ideal for salads as well as cooking with. These onion sets grow to about half a meter in height. They are a very low maintenance plant and are especially great for the beginner vegetable gardener.
Plant onion sets so that the tips are just showing and firm the soil around them from mid-March to mid-April, 15cm (6in) apart in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Lift the onions when they are mature and allow them to dry before using. Store the fully ripened, sound bulbs in nets or trays and you can use them throughout the autumn and winter.