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  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.1m

onion 'Hercules'

onion sets

RHS award of garden merit
50 sets £3.49
£3.49
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Harvesting period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Set size: 14/21

    Large, near-rounded bulbs with a golden skin and firm, strongly flavoured flesh, appear in abundance on this bolt-resistant variety. Ready to harvest earlier in the season than many of the others, this award-winning onion also has a long shelf life, so they can be stored (and enjoyed) over several months.

  • Garden care: Plant onion sets so that the tips are just showing, and then firm the soil around them from mid-February to March, 15cm (6in) apart in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Lift the onions when they are mature (normally in August) and allow them to dry before using.

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