Pickling onions

I would like to grow my own pickling onions, any recommendations of a good variety would be welcome.

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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 949
    Anyone pickle their own onions with a recommendation for @Grajean ?
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 2,924
    I just grow shallots to pickle. They make a superior pickled onion and if you're lucky you can get up to 12 onions from one set.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,938
    I like Red Sun shallots ... great for pickling and cooking

    https://www.rhsplants.co.uk/plants/_/shallot-red-sun/classid.2000002068/
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 2,924
    Pickle them as soon as they're dry though as shallots don't store very well. I had to wait a few weeks this year before pickling and lost about a quarter of my crop to mould. I'm kicking myself now. :/
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,938
    Aww that’s such a shame WE  :(
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  • GrajeanGrajean Posts: 209
    Thank you
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 582
    I like Pompeii for silverskins, but I have had great sucess with ordinary bedfordshire champion onions I suspect any onion will do it. The way I do it with full sized onions is to plant them in groups of  10/15 since there's way too many too close they only grow to be a bit larger than a set the perfect size in my opinion for pickling!
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