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Paris Silverskin is a tasty onion that's excellent for salads or pickling. Easy to grow, there's no thinning required.
Paris Silverskin are an easy to grow, dual purpose onion. If you like a good size bulb on "spring" onions pull them young or leave to mature and crop as small onions for pickling. This way they can be pickled for use in summer salads or added whole to winter stews. Delicious!
One of the most popular crops for the gardener, onions are a huge must for any allotment holder or for the gardener who has their own little vegetable garden at home, as they are so versatile and can be used for a variety of different things.
Plot Type:Outdoor plot
Class:Salad or Pickling Onion
Where To Sow: In growing site, 1cm deep in rows 20cm apart.
What To Do Next: Provided you have not sown too thickly, no thinning is required. Keep weed free, and water regularly.
Handy Tip: Can be cooked whole with Peas or used in casseroles and stews. Flavour not too harsh.
Nutritional Value: A good source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and vitamin C as well as vitamin K.
Companion Plants: Beetroot, Carrot, Lettuce, Cabbage Family. Avoid Beans, Peas