Onion NZ Creamgold
Onion NZ Creamgold is a brown bulbing onion strain of creamgold well suited to Tasmania. Often referred to as a long day onion as it grows as days are getting longer.
Best sown in July on a warm bed and planted out in around September when they are half to full width of a pencil. likes slightly alkaline soil so some lime prior to planting out may be beneficial with some compost.
Harvest in January depending on the season when the stems bend over. Hang under a roof or airy place to cure and bring into the house early March. These store for up to 10 months under ideal conditions.
A long day onion suited to southern states.
Sow – July to September in a tray in a warm spot (cool climate). Plant out in September if sown July/Aug.
Spacing – 10cm plants, 30cm rows
Because the wild onion is extinct and ancient records of using onions span western and eastern Asia, the geographic origin of the onion is uncertain, although domestication likely took place in Southwest or Central Asia. Onions have been variously described as having originated in Iran, western Pakistan and Central Asia.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 22 to 24 C (around 10-14 days to germination)