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Varieties

Over Winter Brown Sets

Shakespeare

  •  The leading variety which is high yielding with outstanding pre-pack quality and storability for an over-winter type.
  • Recommended planting time according to size grade, small – large, from mid October into November

Early Crop Brown Sets

Spitfire F1

  • The earliest maturing Spring variety available.
  • Stronger rooting and vigorous habit which suits a wide range of soils.
  • Excellent globe shaped, pale straw coloured bulbs which are suitable for pre-packing. Best harvested green and dried at 28C with duct relative humidity 65-70%.
  • Good storage for an early variety.
  • Popular in Eastern Europe for fresh bunched sales.

Alpha

  • Reliable, well-known, standard variety, which performs best on early soils.
  • Stores well for such an early variety.
  • Still popular but declining due to availability of new higher yielding hybrids.
  • 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 than competitor varieties.

Griffon

  • Improved uniformity, earliness and vigour for an open pollinated variety and is increasing in popularity for mid season harvest.
  • Medium find neck and good root system, forming attractive solid bulbs.
  • Heat treatment under consideration to eliminate bolting and maximise yield.

Main Crop Brown Sets

Rumba

  • This continues as the leading main crop variety which is very widely grown, largely replacing Sturon.
  • Excellent yields of good quality, solid globe shaped bulbs.
  • Most Rumba for 2020 will be grown in France or Belguim.

Sturon

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

Setton

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

Early and Main Crop Red Sets

Red Radiant F1

  • An improved new early hybrid Spring planted red with excellent round bulbs.
  • A hybrid version of Red Arrow with improved quality, earliness and bolting resistance.
  • Full availability and now replacing Red Arrow.

Garnet

  • Allium Seeds’ leading main crop red which is widely grown.
  • Main crop set ready for harvest in early August.
  • A dark red globe shaped bulb bred as a more single centered Red Baron type.
  • To minimize bacterial issues Rijnsburger reds should be dried at 22-23C, not 28C

Red Baron

  • Allium Seeds’ selection of this standard variety.
  • Very good performance in NIAB trials.
  • Sets produced from Allium Seeds’ selecton.

Allium Seeds for Direct Drilling 2020

Garnet

  • Established for direct drilling as a more single centered red with good shape.
  • Available as a primed seed for more uniform and rapid establishment.

Red Baron

  • Allium Seeds’ excellent selection of this well known open pollinated variety.
  • Outstanding commercial results.
  • Available as a primed seed for more uniform and rapid establishment.

Red Herald F1

  • Bred by Allium Seeds.
  • Main crop maturity and very good storage potential.
  • Consistently uniform high yields and excellent long term storage.
  • Dark red globe shaped bulbs with a strong root system and good yield potential.
  • Now established in UK and being introduced in Northern Europe.

Shallots for Direct Drilling 2020

Lorient F1

  • Allium Seeds’ bred round shallot variety.
  • A pink/brown variety with good storage to May.
  • A UK bred first! Now an established favourite.
  • Harvest late August.

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