Red Onion

Red Onion

Red Onion: with their deep purple outer skin and reddish flesh, these are really the odd-guys out in the onion family. They are fairly similar to yellow onions in flavour, though their layers are slightly less tender and meaty.


If its deep purple layers don't attract you, it's juicy flavours most certainly will.


Planting Guide: Better suited to start indoors due to growth timeline - you can start these in containers about 8-12 weeks prior to the last seasonal frost. Sow 1/2" deep in moist, well worked soil. Plant 6"apart. At transplant, plant in rows 12"-18" apart - after the danger of frost has dissipated. Full Sun. Water regularly - about 1" per week. Be careful not to over-water to prevent rot. Compost recommended.


Harvest: About 5 months - allow for the tops to dry out on the surface of the soil prior to extracting. At extraction, allow onions to sit in the sun for about a week to allow the outer layers to crisp. Store in mesh bags for optimum yield.


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