Onion Bulb Red Amposta Seeds

Onion Bulb Red Amposta Seeds

Allium cepa var. cepa

Item #0202

Intermediate day. 115 days. Looking for a great tasting red onion? This intermediate-day onion produces 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. Intermediate-day onions grow best in latitudes 32–42.

This packet sows up to 23 ft..

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Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing:
12"-16"

Thinning:
When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 4"


When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked; when soil temperature is at least 45°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before average last frost. Transplant outdoors 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. The earlier the start, the bigger/earlier the bulb is produced. Ideal soil temperature 60°–85°F.

Harvesting: When onion tops have fallen over and turned yellow or brown, they are ready for harvest. Harvest in the morning, lifting onions with a garden fork. Dry them in the garden in the sun for 2 to 3 days, lightly covering the bulbs with straw, or the tops of other onions to prevent sunscald. Cure onions for 3 to 7 days in a dry area with good air circulation. Once dry, cut the roots to 1/4", and the greens to 1" to create a seal to prevent entrance of decay organisms.

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