Ishikura Spring Onion Seeds – Irish seeds

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Spring Onion Ishikura is a Japanese bunching type of  onion. It produces long white stalks with short green tops which can be pulled when they are as thin as a pencil or as thick as a carrot. It doesn’t form a bulb so looks almost like a young leek. It has a fine mild flavour to it which makes it ideal for salads or stir frys.

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Where to Sow

Early sowing can be made underglass in modules, sow 4-5 seeds per module on the surface of seed sowing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling or vermiculite or compost , and place at a temperature of 14°C. Outdoor sowings can be made in April, sow seed thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2in) deep, with rows spaced 30cm (12in) apart.

What to do next

Greenhouse sown modules do not require thinning and can be moved to a cold frame in April to harden off before planting outside 7cm (3in) apart for clusters of salad onions. Outdoor sowings can be pulled and used as required .

Harvest

12 weeks after sowing.

Seed saved by Oliver Huey, Organic grower in Co. Sligo using regenerative agriculture techniques

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