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Red Long of Tropea Onion (90 days, Heirloom, )

INTERMEDIATE-LONG DAY

Italian Heirloom
This fabulous onion’s origin is a small area of southern Italy, near the city of Tropea. It produces 3-4” elongated bulbs wine red in color and have a sweet white flesh. 150 seeds

 

 

PLANTING:

Germination -5-10 days

Indoors- 8-10 weeks before last frost with soil temperatures 60-75 degrees. Plant 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 should be about a pencil thick in size at planting time.

Outdoors- Sow lightly, 1/4” deep early spring. Thin to 2-6” apart.

Harvest- Stop watering a week before harvesting. Pull out when tops fall over and skin develops. Cure them by drying them until the neck is dry, out of direct sunlight, in a warm area, and in single layer so air can circulate around them.

Tips- Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and adequate water,1” per week for optimum growth.

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