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Welsh Onion Seeds - Red

Botanical - Allium fistulosum


Seed Count:
210 Seeds
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Price £1.66

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210 Seeds.

Other Names - Japanese Bunching Onion, Bunching Onion, Chibbles, Spring Onion…

Welsh onion red produces clumps of non bulbing red skinned onions that resemble large spring onions. This is a worth while perennial to grow as it is very productive and will produce for many years from one sowing. The red variety is very similar to the white other than the flavour is a little stronger. Use just like onions or spring onions.

  • Slightly stronger in flavour compared to the white variety.
  • Deep purple red attractive skins.
  • Similar to spring onions in flavour and appearance but perennial in habit.

Suitable For - Vegetable plot, raised beds, low maintenance gardens, wildlife gardens

Sowing Months - March - May

Harvest - May - October

Uses - Add to salads or use in cooking

Soil Preperation

Add some well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few months before sowing. If the soil is heavy clay or the drainage is poor mix in a generous amount of sand and gravel to the soil also. Remove any weeds from the area.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Perennial Module Grown & Transplants
Type   Distance between plants 40 cm
Position Full sun Distance between rows 40 cm
Average height 30 - 60 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 40 cm Sowing distance between plants N/A
Hardiness Hardy Distance between rows N/A
Overwintering Yes Sowing depth 2 mm
Soil Ph   Germination temperature 12 to 18℃
Soil condition Well drained, fertile soil RHS Bee friendly Yes
RHS Award winner No Days to germination 14 - 21 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow 3 - 4 seeds on the surface of moist compost in modules or small pots.
Lightly cover the seeds with compost or vermiculite.
Place in a clear polythene bag and seal or if preferred place in a propagator. Germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once germination has started remove from the bag or propagator and position in a cooler but not cold location with good daylight exposure, however protect from direct exposure to hot sun at this point.
When germination has finished, grow on in a frost free greenhouse or cold frame until all risk of frost has passed.
Harden off over several days before planting out into their final growing position.

Direct Sowing

Seeds are best started undercover.

Growing On

Water newly planted welsh onion plants well until established.
To keep the plants productive during the growing season water established plants frequently especially in dry weather.
Remove flower heads regularly to prevent self seeding.


In the first year, harvest between September - October. However avoid overharvesting as the plants may struggle to recover.
In the second year harvest from May up until late October.
Harvest regularly to encourage strong growth.


To improve vigour and reduce overcrowding, divide the plants every 2 - 3 years in early spring.

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