ONION – SANTERO F1

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Santero F1 is an excellent maincrop variety and one of the few to be resistant to Onion Downy mildew. The onions are globe shaped with a copper / golden skin, show good resistance to bolting and store well.

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ONION – SANTERO F1 –  WHITE ROT RESISTANT

Santero F1 is an excellent maincrop variety and one of the few to be resistant to Onion Downy mildew. The onions are globe shaped with a copper / golden skin, show good resistance to bolting and store well.

 Cultivation Advice ONION – SANTERO F1 –  WHITE ROT RESISTANT

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.