Onion Golden Bear

A very heavy yielding and vigorous variety maturing extra early in the season compared to other main-crop varieties.  The globe shape, flavour and storage characteristics are excellent.

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Onion Golden Bear

Onion Golden Bear. A very heavy yielding and vigorous variety maturing extra early in the season compared to other main-crop varieties.  The globe shape, flavour and storage characteristics are excellent. Highly tolerant to downy Mildew, botrytis and one of the few varieties resistant to White Rot.  Onions from seed are generally better quality than set-grown onions.

Cultivation Advice Onion Golden Bear

 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).
  • 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.