Onion Pukekohe Long Keeper (pre 1966)
GENUS: Allium SPECIES: cepa
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Pukekohe
Number of Seeds: 200
Description: Years ago the Koanga Institute was given old tins of seed from an original Pukekohe Long Keeper breeding line containing a far wider genetic base than commercially available PKLK onions do today, making them excellent for home gardeners and today’s changing climatic conditions. The best keeping onions ever! We have harvested 27 kgs per sq m of garden bed by planting them at 10 cm diagonal spacings in excellent soil conditions and feeding them well.
Planting Instructions: Plant seed May through to August into seed trays and transplant into ground at 10 cm diagonal spacing when tops are 8-10 cm high. Harvest Jan-Feb. Dry and store.