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Long day type—Very well-known globe-shaped heirloom onion that reaches really huge size—5 lbs is rather common! The skin is a pale yellow and the flesh is relatively mild and sweet, so is recommended for fresh use—not a storage type. Introduced in 1887 by David Murray, gardener for the Marquis of Ailsa, at Culzean Castle in Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland.
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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Big with great taste
What are the cons? Don't have one
These onions are huge with great taste to them. They store well to
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26 Sep 2013
6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? growing big
What are the cons? hard to start
my 1st try growing from seed. Had a terrible time getting these started, out of 300 seeds maybe 50 have survived. once they got established they have handled excessive heat well (110 ) and some of them are as big as softballs. That being said I started them in Feb and it's the middle of July so much for early maturity. I'll try a different variety this fall.
By AZ Eric
15 Jul 2013
13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:
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First year for this onion and I am so pleased. Everyone who saw our garden commented on the onions first. As well as being huge and flavorful, they have stored very well, I am surprised, and pleased. I was prepared to dehydrate any we didn't use in canning or fresh but they are still nice and firm and it's been 4 months since we dug them. We still are using them fresh almost every day. This will be one we plant and give up on the varieties that did not so great that were to be the "keepers. We used plants to start with instead of seeds but I am buying my seeds now.
21 Feb 2012
10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:
I have grown Ailsa Craig onions for 2 years now. They are a fine onion. I have a loyal onion following at the markets due to these onions. We are fanatics about our onions and these are delicious and some do store for a few months. I usually have onions until the end of December if I haven't sold them all!
27 Jan 2011
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