Onion Red of Florence


Almost oval-shaped onion from Tuscany.

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A torpedo-type, dark-red bulbing onion with mild, sweet flavor. A rare Italian heirloom from the capital of Tuscany. Fantastic, balanced flavor; oblong shape makes for easier cutting and more uniform slices!

Onion – Red of Florence

Soil & Water: Plant in well-fertilized, moderately moist soil.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds indoors in flats in early spring or sow seed outdoors as soon as the soil is workable. When growing onions, you generally over seeds with 1/4″ of fine soil. Allow 6″-18″ between rows. When seedlings reach 4″ tall, thin or transplant 6″ apart. Thinnings can be eaten like green onions. Cut off seed heads as they form.

Harvesting & Storage: When mature, bend the tops, expose the bulb and let it stay in the ground until the leaves turn brown. Lift bulbs from the soil, braid tops, and hang outside, in the shade, to dry for at least 7 days. Store in ventilated, cool, dry area.

Soil Temperature: 60-85F
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Germination: 10-15 Days
Height At Maturity: 4-6″
Days To Maturity: 60 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 1/2″
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds

Product image via: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds


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