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Pink skinned onions are a new to us and to the American market but have been grown in France for centuries. Attractive inside and out; rose-pink skin with light purple blushed rings and when eaten starts off sweet, ending with a nice onion bite. Produces large blocky shaped bulbs with excellent storage ability.
Germination: 5-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4" deep
Sowing Indoors: Start 8-10 weeks before last frost with soil temperatures 60-75ºF. Sow in flats 1/4” deep, 1/4” apart. Transplant seedlings out mid/late spring, 2-6” apart. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Seedlings size should be about a pencil thick at transplanting time.
Sowing Outdoors- Early to mid-spring when soil temperature reaches at least55 ºF. Sow 1-3 seeds per inch, thin to 2-6” apart. The larger the bulb size the more space.
How much does a packet plant: 15-30 foot single row
Harvest- Stop watering a week before harvesting. Pull out when necks soften and start to fall over. Cure them in the sun for a few days then finish drying them out of direct sunlight, in a warm area, and in single layer so air can circulate around them until the neck is dry. Store in a cool dark place with 35-40ºF temperatures and 65-70% humidity.
Tips- Needs fertile, well drained soil. Amend with compost or apply organic granular fertilizer. Adequate water is very important for optimum growth, 1" per week.
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I love these onions. I keep them in a refrigerator in the basement. On May 25th they are still good down there, one has started to grow from last years harvest.
I have not planted them yet I willthis fall and I can't wait. I have ordered a few things and the out come was awesome. I will be ordering soon for next year growing season.
The color in the picture looked enticing, so I bought it. Now to see how it performs and tastes.