JAMES LONG KEEPING ONION SEED

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Re: JAMES LONG KEEPING ONION SEED

Postby Barkelberrybear » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:57 pm

Hi Colin, can I ask if you've had success this year with saving your own seeds of James Long Keeping Onion?
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Re: JAMES LONG KEEPING ONION SEED

Postby Sludge » Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:54 am

Hi. I’ve had what can only be described as limited success. I replanted six onions, the same amount as I usually do for Bedfordshire Champion, but I’ve got very little seed from them. The only thing I did differently is to replant them at home rather than on the allotment, and I’m guessing it’s a lack of pollination that’s been the cause. It’s still drying in the greenhouse and a bit green at the moment, when it’s properly dried I’m going to have to be extremely careful removing the seed from the husk so I don’t loose any.

I think I’ve still got your address and will send you half of them when it’s ready.
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Re: JAMES LONG KEEPING ONION SEED

Postby Barkelberrybear » Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:22 am

That is so kind of you mate. It's really appreciated. It's been a really bad year for us all here in Derbyshire, I'm just so glad it's come to an end. I look forward with eager anticipation.
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Re: JAMES LONG KEEPING ONION SEED

Postby petesveg » Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:04 pm

Hi All New on Here anyone know where l might be able to get some James Long Onion Seed as they seem Difficult to get Hold Off.
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Re: JAMES LONG KEEPING ONION SEED

Postby Sludge » Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:15 pm

I’ve not had any luck at getting any new seed. I've sorted what seed I got from letting half a dozen of last years JLK go to seed, but I’m afraid there won’t be any to spare. I promised some to Barkelberrybear, but there will only be enough to use for seed for 2023.

Barkelberrybear… as I said above I’ve sorted the seed but there was even less than I anticipated. I’ve still got your address in my PM box on here so will get them off to you. Sorry but there won’t be many.
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Re: JAMES LONG KEEPING ONION SEED

Postby Shallot Man » Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:39 am

Sludge wrote:Hi. I’ve had what can only be described as limited success. I replanted six onions, the same amount as I usually do for Bedfordshire Champion, but I’ve got very little seed from them. The only thing I did differently is to replant them at home rather than on the allotment, and I’m guessing it’s a lack of pollination that’s been the cause. It’s still drying in the greenhouse and a bit green at the moment, when it’s properly dried I’m going to have to be extremely careful removing the seed from the husk so I don’t loose any.

I think I’ve still got your address and will send you half of them when it’s ready.


Sludge. I used to put mine in a brown paper bag, then hang up [ head down ]
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Re: JAMES LONG KEEPING ONION SEED

Postby Sludge » Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:18 pm

I ended up using a penknife, tweezers and X3 reading glasses!
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Re: JAMES LONG KEEPING ONION SEED

Postby Barkelberrybear » Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:14 pm

Thank you so much Sludge, I'll guard them with my life. Hopefully we can build them up for future years to come.
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