Organic Onion ‘Sturon’
Allium Cepa – 0.8g – Approx 200 seeds
Sturon is a popular traditional variety that is full of flavour.
It is a reliable and high yielding variety with excellent storage qualities and is resistant to bolting. It produces good sized bulbs which are semi round and straw coloured.
Sturon has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM)
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.
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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.