Onion Pickling Paris Silverskin


Botanical Name: Allium cepa

A very popular and quick-growing variety for crisp, sweet, white pickling onions, often known as 'cocktail' onions. they will grow well on almost any soil, even on light, poor land. They prefer a sunny position.

We hope you enjoy these onion seeds, just another great example of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill’s!

Learn some benefits of 'Growing Onion' or browse through our other 'Onion Seed Varieties!'

How To Grow

Sow 0.5in (1.5cm) deep in rows 6in (15cm) apart. Keep well watered in dry weather. No thinning is necessary. Harvest December onwards, when the size of marbles for the best pickles. To pickle onions, peel onions and place in a bowl of brine (3oz of salt to one pint of water). Leave for 24hrs, pour off brine solution, rinse onions thoroughly in cold water, shake dry, pack tightly into clean jars and cover with cold pickling white vinegar.

When To Plant

South Island: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

North Island: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


8-12 weeks