Onion Bedfordshire Champion

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A well-known popular and reliable variety delivering good sized bulbs with golden brown skin and excellent winter storage potential.  Onions from seed are generally better quality than set-grown onions.

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Onion Bedfordshire Champion

Onion Bedfordshire Champion. A well-known popular and reliable variety delivering good sized bulbs with golden brown skin and excellent winter storage potential.  Onions from seed are generally better quality than set-grown onions.

Cultivation Advice Onion Bedfordshire Champion

Days to Germination: 10-12
Days To Harvest:  120
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Spacing, Row:  18″
Spacing, Plant: 5 inches

  • Start in early spring indoors / heated greenhouse 8-10 weeks before transplanting outdoors (Jan / Feb).
  • Can be sown late summer to over-winter for the earliest crops.
  • When transplanting, clip plants to three inches and plant 2 inches deep.
  • Can be sown directly when ground has warmed in mid-late spring, at 2-3 seeds per inch, but may struggle to reach full maturity.
  • Thin to 5 inches apart when plants are 6 inches tall.
  • Harvest by pulling bulbs when tops are brown and dry.
  • Fertile, moist soil enriched with compost is best for onion production.
  • Onions are claimed to ward off many insect pests around lettuce, cabbage and carrots.