Vegetable Description: Red onions originated in central Asia, and are still a favorite choice
for the cuisine of east India in particular because of their bright color and pungency. Those who love red onions know that
three cities on particular are known for producing them: Tropea, Italy; Wethersfield, Connecticut; and Turda, Romania.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Allium cepa
Other Common Names:
Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 150
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 8400
Vegetable Height: 6” to 12”
Vegetable Spacing: 4 in to 6 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside
in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 4” apart and 1/2“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced
at 12”-18” apart.
Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry
the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.