PLEASE READ: Seeds of Onion Kelsae will not be available again until 2021 due to seed production issues. Any packets advertised will either be old stock, or not purchased from the original breeder and hence not true to type.
Johnsons, the breeders of Kelsae, are also the breeders of 'The Exhibition' Onion. This popular heavyweight variety is actually a direct descendant of the Original Kelsae Onion. It's highly prized for it's record size, weight and has a sweet mild flavour. For Kelsae fans, we are recommending this variety for growing this coming season.
Sent in Original Breeders packet.
Current sow by date - 2023
|Onion Exhibition Sowing Guidelines |
|When to Sow Seeds: ||Dec, Jan, Feb |
|Germination Temperature: ||15C - 20C |
|Cover Seed: ||Yes |
|Time to Germinate: ||14 - 28Days |
|Frost Hardy: ||Yes |
|Spacing Between Plants: ||30cm |
|Row Spacing ||40cm |
|Plant Height ||50cm |
Sow Indoors in December to February, although the old traditional says to sow on boxing day if you want the show winning large onions.
Sow thinly in seed trays of good quality compost, cover with approx 1cm of compost, firm and water. Cover with glass or polythene and keep at around 18c - seedling will appear in 14 - 28 days.