Onion Bulb Red Amposta Seeds

Onion Bulb Red Amposta Seeds

Allium cepa

Item #0202

Intermediate day. 115 days. Looking for a great tasting red onion? Regardless of where you live, this intermediate-day onion will produce large, reddish-purple, globe-shaped onions with pretty red and white rings filled with snappy, sweet flavor. Use on sandwiches and hamburgers, in salads and relishes, or any other recipe calling for sweet red onion.

This packet sows two 14-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing:

When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 4"

When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as the soil can be worked. Note: Unseasonable cold weather later in the growing season may cause some of the onions to bolt early.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 12 weeks before average last frost. The earlier the start, the bigger/earlier the bulb is produced.

Harvesting: When some of the onion tops have fallen over, knock the rest over. In a week or two when most of the foliage has dried and turned brown, dig up the onions with a garden fork. Pull up the onions and dry them in the garden in the sun for a few days. After drying, remove the roots and greens, but leave about 1" of the neck to seal and prevent entrance of decay organisms.

Artist: Marjorie Leggitt

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