Onion Bedfordshire Champion Seeds

Onion Bedfordshire Champion Seeds

Vegetable Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd

Onion Bedfordshire Champion is the vegetable growers onion of choice. This heavy cropping variety has retained its popularity for over a hundred years and produces large globe-shaped, golden brown skinned bulbs with crisp white flesh and a mild flavour. This reliable onion is well suited to the UK climate with late...
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Onion Bedfordshire Champion is the vegetable growers onion of choice. This heavy cropping variety has retained its popularity for over a hundred years and produces large globe-shaped, golden brown skinned bulbs with crisp white flesh and a mild flavour. This reliable onion is well suited to the UK climate with late summer maturity and excellent storing capabilities. 

Bedfordshire Champion is one of Rekha's favourite varieties. You can follow her progress and stories relating to Bedford Champion over on her Facebook page @rekhagardenkitchen. It was one of her first attempts at growing onion from seed and proved incredibly successful.

Onions are used in cookery almost on a daily basis and add lots of flavour to many dishes from the humble but tasty cheese & onion toastie to delicious soups, stews and posh nosh, they are a staple ingredient for many dishes.

Growing Tip:
Try growing onions with Mint to confuse and deter onion fly.

 

Pack Information

Seed Quantity: Approx 290 seeds per pack.

When to Sow Onion Bedfordshire Champion Vegetable Seeds

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Indoor Sowing Sow Yes Sow Yes Sow Yes Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No
Outdoor Sowing Sow No Sow Yes Sow Yes Sow Yes Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No

Indoor Sowing Information

Site:
Sunny, well-drained.
When to Sow:
February to April
How to Sow:
Sprinkle seeds on seed tray filled with compost and cover with 1cm deep fine compost  and place at a temperature of 14C. Water well. When large enough to handle plant onion seedlings outside in a well prepared bed, 5-10cm apart if small onions required or 15-25cm for larger ones. Can also be grown on in a polytunnel/greenhouse and they will crop slightly earlier but will require regularly watering to prevent bolting.
Care:
Keep weed-free and well-watered.
Harvest: August - September

Outdoor Sowing Information

Site:
Sunny, well-drained.
When to Sow:
April - May
How to Sow:
Outdoor sowings can be made in April,  sow seed thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2in) deep, with rows spaced 30cm (12in) apart.
Care:
Keep weed-free and well-watered.
Harvest: August - September

 

UK & Ireland Deliveries
All orders are usually dispatched the next working working day and are delivered either via Royal Mail 2nd Class Delivery (3-5 working day service) or 48 Hour Parcel Courier (depending on size and weight). These delivery times shown are to be used as a guide and are not guaranteed.

Please note, we are unable to deliver seeds to countries outside the UK and Ireland.

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