Medwyn Williams

Medwyn Williams

Hello. I'm Medwyn Williams – eleven times Gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show, Past Chairman of the Royal Horticultural Society Fruit Vegetable and Herb Committee and President of the National Vegetable Society.

He certainly knows his Onions!

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Onions need a long season to grow to their optimum size as well as getting a sufficient period to ripen up properly so that you have every chance of storing them well into the following new year, sowing right now from seed is therefore essential. Large onions for the heavy classes and for exhibition to be sown now to the end of January include Kelsae, Ailsa Craig Selected, Robinsons Mammoth, Beacon, Lancastrian, Bedfordshire Champion and Unwins Exhibition.

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2 thoughts on “He certainly knows his Onions!

  1. Where do I get Lancastrian onion seeds from, I’ve hit a brick wall trying, the last time I brought some I was in Bolton, and a local gardening centre had them.

    1. Hi David,

      I have looked all over the internet and even though there is plenty of mention of this variety I can’t seem to find anyone stocking it. It is a very old variety and probably not stocked anymore by any company.

      Sorry, I can’t be more helpful.
      Regards
      Medwyn

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