Brown Sets

Over Winter


  •  The market leading variety which is high yielding with good pre-pack quality. Suitable for short term storage.
  • Recommended UK planting time according to size grade, 14/17/17/21mm, from mid October into November

Early Crop

Spitfire F1

  • Our earliest maturing Spring variety planting available.
  • Strong rooting and vigorous habit which suits a wide range of soils.
  • Excellent globe-shaped, pale straw coloured bulbs with thin necks which are suitable for pre-packing. Best harvested green and dried at 28C with duct relative humidity 65-70%.


  • Reliable, well-known, standard variety, which performs best on early soils.
  • Stores well for such an early variety.
  • Thin neck results in shorter curing time.

Vulcan 200 F1

  • Vigorous growth habit and early – mid season maturity.
  • Very uniform, attractive round bulbs with compact necks, allowing quicker curing.


  • Excellent uniformity and vigour for an open pollinated variety and is increasing in popularity for mid season harvest.
  • Medium fine neck and good root system, forming attractive solid bulbs.
  • Heat treatment can help to eliminate bolting and maximise yield.

Main Crop


  • Since it’s introduction, our breeders have carefully maintained Rumba quality.
  • This continues as the leading main crop variety which is very widely grown.
  • Excellent yields of good quality, solid globe-shaped bulbs.
  • Most Rumba for 2020 will be grown in France or Belgium.


  • Main crop from Allium Seeds’ selected seed stock, giving consistent results but of declining interest due to the popularity of Rumba and Setton.


  • An alternative Sturon type with finer, upright foliage and increased uniformity.
  • Exclusively available from Allium Seeds for the UK market.

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