Onion Batun April


Bunching onions - the second most common after the bulb. This is a cold-resistant plant that does not cause difficulties in cultivation. There are many varieties of onion batun. The earliest are considered the most profitable for growing. The April onion-batun is distinguished by high yield and frost resistance, which will be discussed later in the article.

Description varieties onions April

The April Bat Onion is an early variety and can be grown as an annual or perennial. His feathers are large, bright green - very juicy, beautiful, tender. Around the middle of summer, he releases an arrow that looks very decorative. The average weight of one plant is up to 300 g.

Photo on April variety

Interesting! Green onions are a real well of vitamins. It contains a lot of potassium, calcium, chlorine, sulfur, phosphorus, beta-carotene, and vitamin C is 3 times more than in onions.

The taste is spicy with a sweet aftertaste. It is usually added to fresh salads, eaten fresh, used for cooking first and second courses.

The advantages and disadvantages of the variety

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The advantages of the April batting of the April variety have a lot, so they love and plant it in different regions.

Photo of a batun in a bunch

  • The first harvest is collected almost directly from under the snow!

  • If you plant a bat onion in April in the open ground by the seedling method, it will give stable yields up to 4 years!

  • Productivity is high, especially if you grow it as an annual.

  • Rich vitamin composition. This variety is distinguished, first of all, by a high content of vitamin C.

  • The feather of the culture can withstand temperatures down to -10 degrees, and the seeds and onions are even lower! This is one of the few varieties that can survive even in a snowless winter and germinate easily in early spring.

  • There is resistance to most bulbous diseases.

The only drawback of the variety is that if it is grown for 3-4 years in one place, it will gradually begin to lose taste. Feathers will become smaller, shooters - more. Sometimes the appearance of feathers also deteriorates significantly.

Planting onions

Onion-batun varieties April is worth growing only in certain places. Land for planting should be with low groundwater levels. The earth must not be acidic! On sandy and peaty soil, the plant gives many arrows, but if it is diluted with simple earth and fertilized, there will be no problems. Potato, cruciferous and melon gourds are considered good precursors.

Important! The onion-batun does not tolerate neighborhoods with perennial weeds, therefore, before planting it, it is worthwhile to cultivate the land from weeds well and not plant such siderats next to it.

Before planting the culture is recommended to enrich the land with humus (a bucket on each square) and minerals. Per square meter you need to take 30 g of ammonium nitrate, 20 g of potassium chloride and 40 g of superphosphate. The earth with fertilizers is well dug up and loosened.

Photo cultivation of onion batun in open ground

April's onion batun is sown in seeds around the end of April. Before sowing, seeds are soaked in water (it is possible with micronutrient fertilizers), but they need to be kept for a long time so that they do not have time to hatch.

The land before sowing is well moistened. Up to 2 grams of seeds is sown per square meter. Accommodation can be any. Sow in the furrow to a depth of 2 cm, and then covered with earth and pressed with the palm. You can sow the seeds and at a distance of 20 cm from each other to get neat, divided bushes, but not always the seeds germinate, so in this case you may have to catch onions.

When seeds are sown early and there is a high risk of strong return frost, it is best to cover the bed with film or agrofiber. But after the appearance of the first shoots, the film is removed! If you use a breathable material, you can leave it.

Growing onion-batuna and watering

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It is a pleasure to care for this culture because it grows almost by itself. As for the harvest, the first feathers appear as soon as the snow melts, and the latter collect in late autumn. But for the harvest to be rich, you should still adhere to certain standards of care.

Photo watering and care for onions

  • Watering is carried out once a week on average, consuming up to 10 liters of water per square meter. If moisture is not enough, the April Bat Onion will start the arrow.

  • Loosening for a batun is a mandatory procedure and is carried out at least 6 times in a season.

  • When the plant releases the arrow, you can either leave it or cut it. The second option is practiced if you need to get a lot of pen from the culture for sale or for personal use.

Important! Most often, the April batting onion is suffering from peronosporoza, it is also downy powdery mildew.

  • Feeding begins to be carried out no earlier than one month after the emergence of shoots Per square meter of planting is 15 g nitrophoska. The second time is fed after 60 days - 15 g of potash fertilizer per square. If perennials are grown, then after the snow melts, the onions should be fertilized with nitrogenous substances and covered with foil. And when the first feathers appear - remove the film.

  • Since the April onion batun is grown for feather consumption, it is not recommended to treat it with fungicides or insecticides for diseases and pests. But what to do? In this case, it is best to refer to the popular recipes. Dusting with ashes, extracts from soap and ash, tobacco, as well as some herbal decoctions help very well.

Harvesting can be done in different ways. If an annual plant is grown, then onions are harvested once or in 2 cuts, and onion is pulled the third time. When perennials are grown, onions do not pull, but only cut down feathers.

Reviews of onion-batun April

The qualities of the Batun Apulsky onion have been described above, but what do gardeners think about it?

  • Alyona Golub: “Excellent salad variety. I like the Aurelsky batun variety very much. It is tender, not very spicy, without bitterness - tasty even fresh! , but, in general, the grade is completely satisfied! ".

  • Vadim Kuzmich: "If you choose from different early varieties of batun, then, perhaps, I will choose the April one. It is very simple in cultivation - it grows by itself and gives a good harvest - enough for a family of 4 people to do with their heads."

  • Egor Dubinin: “The variety of the onion-batun April is pleasant for the early harvest. The first feathers are cut off after a week, and sometimes even before the snow melts. I’m really making shelter for the plant, so that the feathers do not freeze,”