Long Red Florence Onion
Traditional Italian variety. Beautiful long bottle-shaped bulbs, attractive color. Flavor is mild and sweet. Best for fresh eating. Can be sown in spring and fall in milder climates. Long-day type.
- 100-120 days from transplant
- ±8,400 seeds/oz
- Long-day onion
- Bulbs are red and bottle-shaped
- Mild, sweet flavor
- Can be sown in the fall in mild climates
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Onions compliment a number of other vegetables. They are often used in stocks and soups and pair well with bay leaves, tarragon, rosemary, thyme, cumin, and coriander.
Caramelized onions offer a rich flavor without the heat or bite of a raw onion and can be used in soups, to top pizzas, or served over squash, mushrooms, or meat dishes.
You can also use onions in jams or marmalades for savory spreads on crusty bread. Add onions to your pickle recipes or roast them with apples.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in flats ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Keep onions well weeded with shallow cultivation.
- Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before transplanting
- Germination: 4-10 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 4-6” Apart
- Light: Full Sun