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Ailsa Craig Onion (300+ seeds) (ON122) $3.00

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Ailsa Craig Onion

         
 
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Long day. 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:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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15 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Holly
Location:
Foxfield, CO, United States
Date:
December 31, 2017
          5.0
 
Great Onion in Denver Area
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy 2 grow, large, juicy

What are the cons? nothing. I was impressed

Review:

I planted these last year in February. I put a thin layer of sterile potting soil in a couple of used and cleaned plastic trays leftover from some sort of food purchase. Can't remember what, but they were just flat, cheap plastic produce containers that had holes in the bottom. Anyway, I planted the onion seed in close rows on the soil...not really spaced carefully, but I did my best to not put too many all bunched up anywhere. I put a thin layer of vermiculite over the top...very thin. Basically enough to sort of help hold the seedlings in place until they got bigger. I bottom watered using a seed starting tray that I placed the produce trays into. I covered with a clear lid/dome. Anyway, I just left them alone and kept them bottom watered (not soggy) and put the grow lights on them. I transplanted them once they had three blades keeping the top of the 'bulb' at or just above soil level. Mulched thick with straw. Great flavor and have kept well for several months thus far.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MrsA
Location:
Carmel, IN, United States
Date:
November 1, 2017
          5.0
 
A Staple in the Garden
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? How well they grew & the taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

I wish I could post a picture of my onions, they grew amazingly! It was my first time growing them and I was a little nervous with a few questions and they emailed me back right away making me so confident in growing this. These onions cook so great with wonderful flavoring. I am growing these again next grow season!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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34 out of 38 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
WeezyG
Location:
Brainerd, MN, United States
Date:
October 30, 2015
          5.0
 
Huge
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Big!

What are the cons? None.

Review:

I started these indoors in February under lights. Planted them out the beginning of April. We had a few very cold nights, I was worried I might lose them, but they were fine. Several grew to softball size. Most were apple size, perfect for us. I ended up with roughly 1# of onion per foot of row. I harvested these a couple months ago, and now they're beginning to get just a little soft. We've mostly used these saut?ed, they're very mild. I shared most of these amongst family and everyone really likes them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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34 out of 38 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Archer Valley
Location:
Priest River, ID, United States
Date:
September 3, 2015
          5.0
 
Excellent onions
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? No dislikes!

Review:

I love these onions! Grew very well in North Idaho! Even won Blue ribbons with them at 2 different fairs! Using them for all my canning a cooking! They grew very large just like you said! Started them In the house in February. Transplanted in April with composted soil. They grew AMAZING!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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46 out of 50 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
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