To determine the choice of onions for growing is very difficult. Sowing material or sets in the bags is almost identical in appearance, but which of them will produce a crop is a mystery. Every gardener wants to get at the end of the season a healthy, beautiful, tasty onion, and not to the detriment of productivity. Bow Sturon can boast all these qualities, for which it is valued.
Description varieties onion Sturon
Photo of onion Sturon
Onions Sturon refers to mid-season varieties. It fully ripens in 100-115 days, so it can grow in warm and cold regions. The yield per square meter reaches 3.5 kg. This is an average compared to other varieties, but more than enough for personal consumption.
After the final maturation, the head is large, reaching a weight of 180-220 g. The shape is slightly elongated, but more round than oval. The bottom is not very big, the neck is thin, which, unfortunately, does not always allow storing the crop in the old fashioned way, in wicker braids. The upper scales have a yellow-brown color. After cleaning, you can see almost white scales and the closer they are to the center, the more distinctly the green tint differs in them.
Use is universal. This variety is suitable for drying, canning, cooking a variety of dishes. But in fresh salads it is put very rarely because it has a sharp, bitter taste, and the smell is too pronounced.
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Grown onion Sturon as a two-year culture. In the first year, nipper is sown, from which onions are produced. In the second year, planting is carried out sevka, and get a big, full-fledged root crop.Important! Only Dutch producers can provide the best yields and high quality seed, seed. Therefore, it is desirable to give preference to the Dutch brands when buying blacks or sets.
Growing onions Sturon
Chernushka sown in early spring - March or April, depending on climatic conditions. Before planting the chernushka for 24 hours is immersed in warm water (you can add the drug "Epin" to stimulate growth), and then wrapped in a damp cloth and put to germinate for 3-4 days in a warm place. After such procedures, nigella is ready for sowing.
Sow the seeds to a depth of 2 cm, quite thick. Between the rows leave up to 30 cm of free space. Thinning is carried out in 2 stages. First, when there will be 2 leaves, and the second time, when the leaves will be 4. As a result, there should be 8-10 cm between shoots.
Sevok planted in the winter or spring, depending on the needs and capabilities of the gardener. In the autumn, 2-3 weeks before the persistent frost, they usually sow the smallest onion, up to 1 cm, and those that are bigger can be sown in the spring, when the warm weather is set - April or May.It is important! Sturon onions should be planted on a sunny, non-flooded place with a loose, nutritious soil (enriched with humus) of neutral acidity.
Before planting, the onions are sorted by size, because depending on its size, it can sprout at different times. Also, it does not hurt to soak it in a warm solution of potassium permanganate for 2-5 hours. They plant sevok to a depth of 4 cm so that there is a layer of earth 2 cm above the neck. Above the landing, the ground should be wetted and slightly pressed with the palm of your hand.
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Caring for onions can not be called very troublesome, but it is necessary to adhere to certain norms.
- Feeding is carried out 3 times during the entire growing season. To do this, you can use organics or minerals - somehow gardener.
- Weeds are removed as they appear, at the same time it’s worth loosening the ground so that the bulbs in the ground can easily grow.
- Abundant watering is needed in the first half of the growing season, then it is reduced. But 2-3 weeks before harvesting, watering is stopped completely, so that the root crops ripen.
Almost all diseases characteristic of the culture, onion Sturon is immune. This quality is very attractive to gardeners, because you can grow a quality crop in any quantities without spraying chemicals!
Harvesting and storage
Photo storage onions
Gather onions Sturon, like any other. For a start it is worth waiting until the tops of the plant begin to dry. When it is completely dry, the onions are dug and laid out to dry. Only in 3-7 days, when the upper scales will be completely dry, you can hide the onions for storage. Depending on the method of storage, the tops are cut or left (for weaving braids, although this does not always work with this variety). At a temperature of + 2 ... +3 degrees and a humidity of 70-80%, the harvest of this Sturon can be stored for up to 9 months without loss of taste and external qualities.
Reviews onion varieties Sturon
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Gardeners, as a rule, speak positively about the Sturon variety. He has all the necessary qualities to take a place at the dacha, and then delight with his taste throughout the year.
- Tatyana Gora: "I grow Sturon onions for 3 years. Between the beds I always plant carrots or dill, and the crop never gets sick. The bulbs are large, stored for a very long time and taste excellent, as for this variety. They taste bitter, the taste is rich - what you need! ".
- Dmitry Polok: "I like Sturon in the bow that I practically don’t need to take care of him. I have sandy soil on the plot, so the heads have to develop like that. The only thing that has to be done often is to feed and water, because the water leaves quickly. But the harvest is 3 -4 kg per square is worth it. "
- Alexander Prut: "I can not say that Sturon stands out among other varieties. But it is easy to grow and gives a good harvest - enough for a family. We eat all winter. Of course, it is bitter in fresh form, but these are vitamins, so there’s nothing to complain about ! ".
Bow Sturon has many fans among gardeners. He is very rarely sick, gives large onions, with proper care and has its own taste characteristics. Most often it is put into hot dishes, so that the processing softens the taste a bit, but after cooking it enriches the dish with aroma and an abundance of vitamins.