Red Brunswick is late maturing semi flat bulbs of dark red. They are overall, medium to large in size with excellent mild but pungent flavour.They are very decorative when sliced across the bulb to reveal which and red rings,so are ideal fresh in salads or cooked with pasta.
One of the most popular crops for the gardener, onions are a huge must for any allotment holder or for the gardener who has their own little vegetable garden at home, as they are so versatile and can be used for a variety of different things.
WHEN TO SOW
February to April
Where to Sow
Early sowing can be made underglass in pots or seed trays , sow seed on the surface of seed sowing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling or vermiculite or compost , and place at a temperature of 14°C. Outdoor sowings can be made in April , sow seed thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2in) deep, with rows spaced 30cm (12in) apart.
What to do next
Greenhouse sown seedlings can be pricked out into individual pots or modular trays. Move plants to a cold frame in April to harden off before planting outside 15-20cm (6-8in) apart. Outdoor sowings can be thinned gradually until plants are 15-20cm (6-8in) apart , then leave to mature as smaller bulbs for storing.
August to September
Very attractive for use raw in salads. Slice across the bulbs to produce lovely red and white rings.
Antibacterial and Antiseptic properties, due to beneficial sulphur compounds. A good source of antioxidants, such as quercetin and anthocyanin. Also high in Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron.