Onion Set 'Stuttgarter Riesen' - Bulb

Allium cepa 'Stuttgarter Riesen'
Onion Set 'Stuttgarter Riesen'
Onion (Allium cepa) ‘Stuttgarter Riesen’ is a large, deep golden-yellow onion with firm white flesh. Allium cepa (Stuttgarter Riesen) has already been used for many generations and can be stored for a long time after harvest.
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  • Planting
  • 'Stuttgarter Riesen' can be planted from early spring to late spring, preferably in rows at a distance of 8 cm, with approximately 30 cm between each row. Plant the onions just below the surface. If the weather is wet it is best to leave until later. Shallots grow best under complete sunshine.
    Planting method
    To be planted in the garden - End February up to June.
    Plant in the garden, preferably in a sunny spot, from the end of February all the way in to June. Loosen the soil with a fork to at least 30 cm. Draw a straight row roughly 4 cm deep. Label the row for future reference and plant your onion sets at 10 cm intervals. Cover with 3 cm soil and press carefully down. Sprinkle with water. Extra rows should be 30 cm apart.
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  • Care
  • Onion ‘Stuttgarter Riesen’ is an easy-to-grow vegetable and is ideal for any new gardener. Work some garden fertiliser into the ground preferably in the winter; about 50 grams per square metre. Sprinkle 40 grams of potassium per square meter. Make sure that after planting you keep the area free from weeds. Provide extra water during dry periods so that the onions develop well. In very wet summers, you can harvest a few weeks earlier.
    Harvesting onions
    From mid-July, you can start harvesting Allium cepa 'Stuttgarter Riesen'. When about half the foliage has turned brown, the onions can be lifted from the soil. Hang them in bunches to dry. Onions can be stored for a long time in a cool and dry place.
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  • Specifics
  • Onion 'Stuttgarter Riesen' (Allium cepa) is a large, deep yellow onion with firm, white flesh. It is an old breed that even our grandparents are familiar with. It is ideal for storage! Be sure to have some parsley, chamomile and marigold nearby to keep onion flies away from the plant. Onions are very healthy and contain high levels of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. Onion sets should have a rotation cycle when planted at home as root crops.
    How to use
    Onions are easy to store - yellow onions best of all. Keep them dry, cool and frost-free and they'll last the whole winter.

    Onions add flavour to any recipe, certainly in the Mediterranean kitchen. Fried with a piece of steak and served with potatoes and vegetables, or in soup. They are also great for cooking in a wok. Used raw in salads and sauces, onions are good for you and contain lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Allium cepa 'Stuttgarter Riesen'
    Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber
    Guarantee Not applicable
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Circumference bulb7 - 8 cm
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