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Onion Kelsae Seeds, average packet contents :  120 seeds

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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.

For this year we are recommending Onion Exhibition - a variety which has been bred from Kelsae by the same breeder.

See: https://www.simplyseed.co.uk/onion-seeds/onion-exhibition.html

Onion Kelsae is the legendary show bench variety that is used to produce huge onions and which regularly achieve world record weights.

The variety still manages to combine this with excellent culinary properties. A popular choice with amateur growers.

Sent in Original Breeders packet.

Year Packed - Current sow by date - 2019

Onion Kelsae 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

The Kelsae Onion was first introduced in the early 1950's and is still one of the most popular exhibition and show onions.

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.


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Onion Kelsae
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Kelsae Onion an Adventure
Wednesday, 4 November 2015  |  John

I have been growing the Kelsae Onion now for several years and although this is an exhibition onion I just grow for the table. Any soil type that has reasonable fertility will do - my annually composted veg plot is a heavy soil made lighter by incorporating plenty of organic matter and really works well. I sow seeds as close to New Years day as I can in a heated conservatory and when the weather is ready I plant out in a sunny spot. Keeping the plot weed free and watering well in dry weather is a must if you want to get good results. The onions I grow vary anywhere from 1 to 3 lbs and are mild and sweet with high moisture content. I eat them raw in salads and sandwiches as they are so mild and cook with them - they go sort of creamy due to the high moisture which is really good for stews and curries etc. A truly versatile onion that can keep up to 4 months and gets my neighbours eyes popping when they see just how huge they are.

Sweet onions
Saturday, 1 November 2014  |  Linda

Have only been growing this variety for the last 3 years, they grow very large but do not lack flavour. Achieved a 3lb specimen this year, this variety is excellent for growing on heavier soils.

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