Allium cepa ‘Ramrod’ | ‘Spring Onion’ | 100 seeds
It’s easy to see why the ‘Ramrod’ variety of Allium cepa (the common Spring Onion) was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit… British-bred, ‘Ramrod’ is a hardy, easy to grow and very high performing variety of the stiff-leaved Lisbon type, developed for spring, summer and autumn cropping – which means free Spring Onions almost all year round!
Growing roughly thirty centimetres tall and twenty centimetres across, ‘Ramrod’ produces sweet-tasting and crisp Spring Onions with distinctive long white stems and green tops. Happy in relatively shallow soil in sun or partial shade, the variety may be grown in the ground or in trays, providing they are kept moist but well-drained.
Sow thinly in pre-watered soil, one to two centimetres deep and a centimetre or so apart – leave about thirty centimetres between each row to allow them room to grow. The bulbs are mild-tasting and tender when young, becoming larger and stronger-tasting if left to swell – especially when overwintered. Why not plant monthly batches to assure an ongoing supply?!
All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced in 2018