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Days to Maturity: 105 DAYS
An attractive red Cipollini-type with excellent flavor.
Flattened bulbs pair well with Yellow Cipollini. Slower to mature than yellow varieties, but with similar shape and size. Stores longer than Yellow Cipollini. Excellent flavor for eating raw or cooking. From Sativa Seeds.
- Long day
- Stores 4-5 months
- 2.5-3.5” bulbs
Medium size onions 3-4”, for large onions 4-6”, for sweet onions 4”
When to Sow
Days to maturity are from direct seeding, subtract 1-2 weeks if transplanting. Direct seed onions as soon as soil can be worked or start transplants 10-12 weeks before planting date. Sow thickly in flats or 1” cells, in singles, doubles or triples. When seedlings reach 5” trim to 1” to increase girth. Transplanting is recommended for short growing seasons and sweet onions. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-85°F.
Onions compete poorly with weeds. Cultivate regularly to control weed pressure.
For fresh eating, onions can be harvested whenever they reach desired size. Storage onions can be harvested when tops dry up and flop over. Pull bulbs from ground and cure for 3-5 days in the field or bring into barn or greenhouse and cure for two weeks at 75-80°F and 80% relative humidity.
Cool slowly, and store at steady temperatures. Rapid cooling followed by a sudden warm period might break dormancy and cause onions to sprout. Optimal storage is at near freezing temperatures at 65-70% relative humidity.
Info gleaned fron www.highmowingseeds.com