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Organic Onion ‘Red Baron’

Allium Cepa – 1g – Approx 250 seeds          .          Soil Association Organic Logo

A popular variety that stores well.

The Red Baron onion is grown for its blood red colour and has a mild, tasty flavour.

Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM) 

They can be picked young or allowed to fully mature for a good storage onion.

These onion seeds can be sown in trays or modules from January to March or direct sow in April. Harvest from July to September as required.

Scroll down for the seed story!

£2.25

Availability: 12 in stock

Seed Story

Onions are one of the worlds most cultivated vegetables and form the basis of many meals

There are records of onions in Ancient Egypt in the 4th Century where they were a symbol of eternal life due to their  rings. They were buried with their pharaohs.

In Ancient Rome gladiators were rubbed down with onions to firm up their muscles.

Ancient Greek athletes used onions in diet to lighten the balance of the blood

Onions are a good source of vitamin c and captains of ships searching for new worlds noticed that sailors who ate raw onions did not get scurvy.