A very popular and reliable variety for well over 100 years. Ideally suited to our climate producing large globe shaped, golden brown skinned bulbs with crisp white flesh.
Late summer maturity. Well grown bulbs have excellent storing capabilities.
Grows best in well-drained, rich soil in full sun.
Sow seeds mid March to April. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (½in) deep, in drills 30cm (12in) apart.
When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 7-1cm (3-4in) apart for medium sized bulbs, or slightly wider spacing if larger bulbs are required.
Keep well watered during dry weather especially during early stages of growth as the bulb swells. Do not bend leaves over, just wait for them to yellow and wither naturally, then lift bulbs on a sunny day and leave on soil surface to dry. Store sound and unblemished bulbs in trays or used tights in a dry, airy but frost free site for use throughout the winter.
Harvesting Period: August,September