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Bedfordshire Champion Onion

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Allium cepa


Story: a heavy cropping and reliable onion that is well suited to the UK climate. A classic heritage onion, first sold by Suttons in 1869. It is medium sized, golden and relatively mild. An excellent storage onion.

Sow: indoors January to march and outdoors February to April.

Requirements: enriched, sandy soil, and water regularly.

Harvesting: August to September.


Please remember, if you’re an individual grower you can order up to 3 packets of seeds. If you order more than this, you will receive just three packs to begin with. This is to ensure we get plenty of data in return and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.* 

*Community groups and Experienced Growers can order larger quantities, please email us if this is the case.

If an item is out of stock we will send a close alternative.