IT’S BACK AGAIN! For the second year running D.T. Brown are delighted to announce the availability of their exclusive Kelsae Onion. Grown in four secret locations in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Holland and Italy, the company was able to harvest its biggest crop for several years but are only offering the Kelsae as module grown vegetable plants for 2019.
D.T. Brown’s General Manager Tim Jeffries explains “The Kelsae is a notoriously difficult crop to grow commercially and until the seed is harvested, cleaned and germination tested it’s impossible to tell how much seed, if any will be available for our customers. This season, whilst the overall seed crop was good the germination rates aren’t great and are lower than we are prepared to accept for offering it to our customers as packeted seed”.
By selling them as module grown plug plants, the company has negated the germination issue and claims that they’ll be doing the hard work on behalf of their customers instead. The plants will be delivered from late April and customers will receive healthy, strong young plants with well-developed root systems that are ready to plant out upon arrival.
Around show circles, The Kelsae has a legendary reputation that’s second to none. A regular winner at the NVS national championships in the ‘large exhibition’ and ‘1kg to 1.5kg’ onion classes, it’s unusual in also having a delicious, sweet flavour.
They are available to buy now, 40 plants cost £12.95.