Potato Onion White


SHIPMENT DATE: APRIL – MAY (Garlic Onions and Strawberries are all sent once a year in April/May) Orders received will be placed on a first come first serve basis. 

Family: ALLIACEA (Amaryllidaceae) (Amaryllidaceae)
Genus & Species: Allium cepa

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Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Northland
Quantity: Approximately 80 grams

Description: These beautiful onions came to us from John Palmer, a retired DSIR Scientist. They are similar to our Brown Potato Onions but a beautiful pearly white. These onions grow by planting a bulb which multiplies and you will harvest around 10-12 onions for each one planted. They string up well and keep very well. They are sort of potato shaped and about 3cm diameter. Some people use them for pickled onions. They are strong tasting, great whole in casseroles and excellent skewered on barbecues.

Planting Instructions: Onions do best in light soils with good drainage and need a sunny position. Enrich soil with well rotted manure, compost, lime and Nature’s Garden prior to planting. Plant each bulbil just below the soil from May to July at 15cm diagonal spacings. They benefit from a weed suppressant mulch. Mulch only after tops reach 6-8cm in height.