Botanical Name: Allium cepa
Our choice as the best all-round early onion, Hunter River Brown produces a large, globe-shaped onion with a light brown skin. An excellent keeper, ideal for Autumn sowing. Onions like a fine rich soil and an open sunny position.
Mr. Fothergill's Packet Seeds Onion Hunter River Brown
Sow thinly, 6mm (quarter-inch) deep in rows. Cover with fine soil or compost and keep moist. Thin seedlings early to 2cm (1in) and later to 10cm (4in) apart. Allow 30cm (1ft) between rows. Prepare the soil well by adding organic material and a pre-planting fertiliser. Onion varieties vary in maturity so you can have a crop for many months of the year.