Spring Onion 'North Holland Blood Red'

The best spring onion you can grow, if you fail to eat them as spring onions, they bulb up to red onion size so an ideal all rounder. More
500 seeds 080022 £1.95 In stock
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The best spring onion you can grow, with rich-crimson outer skins and round, generous bulbs.

If you fail to eat them as spring onions, they bulb up to red onion size so an ideal all rounder. I love them raw or griddled. An excellent companion plant for carrots to avert the carrot root fly.

Genus Allium cepa
Variety North Holland Blood Red
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Spring Onion, Redmate, Salad Onion
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Spacing 5cm (2in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow April-September, in spring and autumn in rows 10-15cm apart. Sow every 3 weeks for a steady supply of spring onions. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips Keep well weeded, and mulch. Great for serial sowing with carrots, three or four times from early spring to autumn. Dig over and spread the patch with manure the autumn before planting.
Storing Harvest as you need and eat fresh.
Harvesting 8 weeks from spring sowing as spring onion or 12-14 weeks as fully grown onion.
Cooking Notes Delicious and strong flavour, spring onions are delicious chopped raw in all types of savoury salads, or used in stir-fries.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
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Spring Onion 'North Holland Blood Red' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Alison

These grew better outside than in the polytunnel. Very tasty and adds colour to my salads.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Emma

Disappointed that less than half the seeds germinated (a problem with several Sarah Raven seed packs this year) but those that grew were excellent.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by William

Excellent product ,packaging and germination.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joyce

Third year growing these spring onions, always a success

Reliable red onion

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Reviewed 10th September 2016 by Chris

I have grown these robust red spring onions for two years; they cope with all weathers and reliably produce an excellent crop that will stand until I need them. Recommend.

Interesting

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Reviewed 27th October 2015 by Joyce Barwise

I chose North Holland Blood Red spring onions because of the vibrant colour and they did not disappoint.
Flavour not too strong and looked great on the salad plate, picked my last six yesterday, late October.

It does exactly what it says on the packet.

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Reviewed 15th July 2014 by James Ingham

It's absolutely true. I planted about 200 seeds in a large pot in May and now in mid July I'm beginning to harvest them as small spring onions and look forward to them fleshing out and becoming larger. Attractive deep red coloured and on the mild side they are ideal for just munching with a pinch of salt or in more formal salads. I won't have to buy any more spring onions this year and look forward to harvesting large culinary onions in due course. Highly recommended.