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Mr Fothergill's Onion Pickling Paris Silverskin
Allium cepa - Onion Pickling Paris Silverskin
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Grow onions in your garden, and enjoy delicious meals with your very own, home grown produce. Onion Pickling Paris Silverskin seeds produce crisp, sweet, white pickling onions, which are often known as 'cocktail' onions. This very popular and quick growing variety grows well on almost any soil, even on light, poor land. Choose a sunny position when planting these seeds.

Fruiting Period — Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Light Requirements — Full sun
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Planting Advice

Sow all year round, 5mm deep, in rows 15cm apart. No thinning is necessary but keep plants well watered, particularly in dry weather. Grows well in almost any soil, but grows best in well dug and manured ground. Prefers a sunny position. Seedlings emerge 10-14 days.

Harvest when the size of marbles for the best pickles. To pickle onions, peel onions and place in a bowl of brine (85g of salt to 475ml of water). Leave for 24hrs, pour off brine solution, rinse onions thoroughly in cold water, shake dry, pack tightly into clean jars and cover with cold pickling white vinegar. Make successive sowings every 4-6 weeks for a continuous supply of sweet, white pickling onions.

Watering needs

Keep your plant well watered in dry and hot conditions.