Onion ‘Pukekohe Long Keeper’ (Allium cepa)
This is the best open pollinated long keeping onion for southern Australia. I grow it every year and it keeps the family in onions from January until October. Plant seed in drills during August or early September. Thin to 5 or 6cm apart using the thinning as scallions.
When to sow: August or early September
Where to sow: In drills in a prepared garden bed
Depth to sow: 1cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: Thin to 5 or 6cm Between rows: 40cm
Directions: Plant seed in drills during August or early September. Thin or transplant to 5 or 6cm apart using the thinnings as scallions. Harvest at the 80% top down that is when the tops start to lay on the ground. Put into an airy place out of the sun to cure. Store inside the house.
Packet 300 seeds