Description – A mid-late maturing variety, Onion Red Baron has flattish-round bulbs of a beautiful dark red colour. Onion Red Baron is an excellent cropper producing attractive, firm well flavoured bulbs which keep well.
Sowing – Sow seeds from late spring. A rich firm, well drained soil in full sun is required. Sow seeds thinly when the soil surface is dry and workable, 1cm (½in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart after raking to a fine tilth.
Growing – When large enough to handle thin to 5cm (2in) and then 1cm (4in) apart.
Aftercare – As the leaves start to yellow, bend over the tops, leave for 14 days or so then lift and store when thoroughly ripened.
Harvest – August to October