Next day delivery available on most products. Order before 4pm Mon-Thurs.

Save 29%
Onion Sets

Onion Sets 'Sturon' (500g)

Out of Stock / Season
RRP: 3.49
Price: 2.49
You save: €1.00 (29%)
Bulk Discounts
Quantity 3+
Price 2.32

video guides available

Onion Sets - Description

  • Onion Sets
  • Variety: Sturon
  • Colour: Traditional Yellow Onions
  • Quantity: 500g (Approx. 150 Sets per Bag)
  • Yellow Flesh & Smooth Brown Skin
  • Set Size: 14/21mm
  • Produces Medium Sized, Globe Shaped Bulbs
  • Can Sow Close Together for Green Bunching Onions
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner
  • Bolt Resistant
  • Stores Well

Onion Sets - Sowing Instructions

  • Main crop onion
  • Sow: Mid March or earlier under cover
  • Sowing location: Light, sandy soil in an open, sunny site
  • Preferably dug & manured the previous Autumn
  • Spacing: Rows 30cm apart with sets spaced 10cm apart
  • Depth: Place sets, pointed end up, just below the soil surface
  • The tip of the set should lie just under the soil
  • Harvest after 22 weeks, once foliage turns yellow; water crop & lift slightly with garden fork
  • Harvest crop 2 weeks later in sunny weather

Onion Sets - Uses

  • Suitable for fresh market
  • Bunching or normal large onions
  • Perfect for cooking

Onion Sets - Advantages

  • No thinning required
  • Less likely to bolt than if grown from seed
  • Versatile: Can be grown close together for green bunching onions or spaced for large onions
  • Low cost
  • More reliable than if grown from seed
  • Less likely to be attacked by the onion fly than those grown from seed
  • Great companion plant for carrots to deter pests like carrot fly


  • Sowing Instructions
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest
  • Storage
  • Pests & Diseases

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing time: From mid March, assuming frost has passed
  • Sowing Location: Sow direct into rows
  • Sow 1 set every 10cm
  • Alternatively sow them every 5cm & thin later
  • The closer you sow your onion sets the smaller your harvested onions will be
  • Prepare soil prior to sowing, dig & manure your soil the previous autumn if possible
  • A sunny site with good drainage is ideal
  • To sow simply push the set into the soil
  • Sowing depth: onion set's tip should be just below soil surface
  • Space rows 15cm apart

Crop Maintenance

  • Keep moist
  • Weed regularly during summer months
  • Check sets early to see if birds have lifted them from the soil
  • If so, simply re sow them
  • Apply a general fertilizer if needed and rake the surface on a dry day
  • If your soil is a heavy clay it is recommended that you improve you soils drainage
  • Alternatively place a small amount of horticultural grit beneath seeds prior to sowing


  • Harvest when the bulbs have swollen and when the stems turns yellow and falls over
  • Using a garden fork, slightly lift the onions in their position. lift to snap the onion's roots preventing further growth
  • Leave for 14 days and carefully remove on a dry day
  • You can speed up the process by bending and tieing the stems once they start to yellow
  • On a dry day lift your onions and place them out in the sun
  • Depending on the size of your onions and weather conditions it can take up to 4 weeks for the onions to dry


  • Consume any damaged bulbs first
  • Short term storage in the fridge
  • Can be stored for up to 7 months in a cool dry place
  • You can also tie up your bulbs using their own stems or some cord

Pests & Diseases

  • Bird attack is most likely the biggest threat to onions
  • Netting should be used to protect against birds that pull up roots
  • Other pests and diseases include: Onion fly, root fly, bolting and downy mildew


Onion Sets

Click here to leave review
Purchased 1500 sets and i couldn't be happier with their condition. next day delivery was a surprise fairly impressed. will buy from you again. thanks.
Really impressed with the overall quantity and quality, prompt delivery time etc

Here at we aim to provide a fast, reliable & low cost delivery service

Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €2.50 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
Orders over €75, get
Get Free Delivery free delivery

Associated Products Associated Products