Onion 'Stuttgarter Riesen' - Bulb
'Stuttgarter Riesen' can be planted from early spring to late spring, preferably in rows at a distance of 8 cm, with approximately 30 cm between each row. Plant the onions just below the surface. If the weather is wet it is best to leave until later. Shallots grow best under complete sunshine.Planting
In the garden - March-June.
Plant in the garden, preferably in full sun from March up to June. Fork the soil loose to at least 30 cm. Draw a straight furrow of around 4 cm deep and label the row. Plant at 10 cm intervals. Cover your onion sets with about 3 cm of soil, press lightly down and sprinkle with water. Extra rows at 30 cm apart.
Onion 'Stuttgarter Riesen' (Allium cepa) is a large, deep yellow onion with firm, white flesh. It is an old breed that even our grandparents are familiar with. It is ideal for storage! Be sure to have some parsley, chamomile and marigold nearby to keep onion flies away from the plant. Onions are very healthy and contain high levels of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. Onion Sets should have a rotation cycle when planted at home as root crops.Use
Onions are easy to store - yellow onions best of all. Keep them dry, cool and frost-free and they'll last the whole winter.
Onions add flavour to any recipe, certainly in the Mediterranean kitchen. Fried with a piece of steak and served with potatoes and vegetables, or in soup. They are also great for cooking in a wok. Used raw in salads and sauces, onions are good for you and contain lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Onion ‘Stuttgarter Riesen’ is an easy-to-grow vegetable and is ideal for any new gardener. Mix some garden fertiliser into the ground preferably in the winter; about 50 grams per square metre. Sprinkle 40 grams of potassium per square meter. Make sure that after planting you keep the area free from weeds. Provide extra water during dry periods so that the onions develop well. In very wet summers, you can harvest a few weeks earlier.Harvesting onions
From mid-July, you can start harvesting Allium cepa 'Stuttgarter Riesen'. When about half the foliage has turned brown, the onions can be lifted from the soil. Hang them in bunches to dry. Onions can be stored for a long time in a cool and dry place.