You have not viewed any products recently.

 
Onion Enlarge View
Onion
  • Alisa Craig Onion web
  • Onion
 
  • Alisa Craig Onion web
  • Onion

Product Quantity Price
Ailsa Craig Onion (300+ seeds) (ON122) $2.50
Packaging Type: NA

Share This Product

 
 

Ailsa Craig Onion

         
 
5 Reviews | Write a Review
 
 
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.

 
Ailsa Craig Onion
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
< Previous | 1 of 1 | Next >
 

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ryan
Location:
Maiden NC, NC
Date:
June 21, 2014
          5.0
 
Big
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Big and Fun to Grow

What are the cons? Long time to mature

Review:

These onions are labeled as “long day” onions and not recommended for the south (below the 38th parallel). Well let’s say I have a propensity for challenging the norm so I wanted to see what they could do in North Carolina (35th). I germinated these in early September to over-winter. I hit them a few times in the fall with some fish fertilizer (high nitrogen). Upon transplanting the young onions in mid-March, they were already thicker than a pencil and noticeably larger than the other onions planted in tandem. I fortified the soil with a mixture of Jobe’s Veg. & Tomato fertilizer (2-5-3) along with bone meal. I hit them again with the fish fertilizer every 2 weeks or so until late May when they began to bulb. Three of them did bolt so I am not sure if I germinated too soon. Of my half-dozen experimental plants I landed some as large as 5” in diameter, probably weighing 2 or more pounds (pulled the first one June 21). Overall, I am impressed and will grow again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Onesharefarm
Location:
Chester springs, PA
Date:
September 26, 2013
          5.0
 
Onesharefarm
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Big with great taste

What are the cons? Don't have one

Review:

These onions are huge with great taste to them. They store well to

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AZ Eric
Location:
Dolan Springs, AZ
Date:
July 15, 2013
          3.0
 
nice
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? growing big

What are the cons? hard to start

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
montanaflower
Date:
February 21, 2012
          5.0
 
superb!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Michelle
Date:
January 27, 2011
          5.0
 
Great Onion
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

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!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
< Previous | 1 of 1 | Next >
 
close (X)