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Onion 'Shakespear'

Allium cepa 'Shakespear'

Best planted in autumn, this cultivar has pale brown skin & white layered flesh. It is perfect for adding to salads or flavouring food.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest when the foliage starts to fall over.

Propagation

Seed
Plant in late autumn for a late spring/early summer crop. Plant seeds 1cm deep in rows 30cm apart. Thin out weak seedlings.

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family
Amaryllidaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can suffer from Onion fly, Bull neck, Rust, Shanking, Smut, White Rot, White tip, Saddleback, Bolting, Ealworm (stem & bulb) and leek moth

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