Giant Kelsae Exhibition Onion Seeds
The Kelsae is one of the mainstays of the exhibition onion show circuit, producing well-formed, globe-shaped onions with a glowing red tint to the skin. the Kelsae onion also has a wonderful sweet flavour, even when large. Regardless of whether you plan to grow for exhibitions or to produce a heavy crop of sweet-tasting, mild onions for cooking, the Kelsae onion is a good choice.
The Kelsae Onion was bred by Alfred Breed – Senior of Mertoun Gardens in St Boswells Roxburghshire Scotland around about 1948, he looked after the strain and showed it with great success right up to around 1976 when his son Alfred Breed Junior took over the strain. Top size graded to 2.4mm for the largest onions.
Alfred Breed Junior passed it on to Sinclair McGill around 1978 where it was multiplied at Sinclair McGills Garden Centre in Kelso Scotland, around that time the whole crop of seed was stored in the Potting Shed which caught fire but luckily Mr Alljo who worked on the nursery, fortunately, save a small amount of the seed.
Alfred Breed and Sinclair McGill managed to build the strain back up so they had plenty of stock. Through the late 70s, 80s and 90s it was shown to be a great success by Bill and Bob Rogers of Crail in Fife, and later Mel Ednie of Anstruther. Fife ruled the show world with the strain right up to 1993, he showed it as a dressed onion to extremely high standards.
You may be interested in the Ailsae big onion seed which is also a great large-dressed onion variety
This is the original stock. 60 seeds, usually more.