Red Long of Tropea Onion

Allium cepa

Open Pollinated

Red onions are so beloved in Tropea, Italy, that an annual summer festival is held in their honor. Hailing from the same region, this gorgeous, torpedo-shaped specialty onion will have you celebrating too. Although not a storage onion, the sweet, mild, and mouth-watering bulbs can be harvested with their tops in late summer, braided, and hung up like garlic for a few months of fresh eating. Grow it for yourself to see why multiple generations of gardeners and farmers have carefully selected for the traits in this beloved variety.

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Sow in early spring in 2-4" wide bands or single rows 4" apart, about 1/2" between seeds. Cover 1/4- 1/2". Thinning is not necessary. Keep free of weeds. As with all onions, full sun, consistent soil moisture, and a fertile soil with a pH of 6.2-6.8 are preferable.

Days to Germination 4-8 days
Days to Maturity 90 days
Planting Depth ¼"
Spacing in Row 2-4"
Spacing Between Rows 12"
Width at Maturity 6-12"
Sun Preference Full to Little Sun

Chelsea Granger's work often explores the overlap between earth and spirit dimensions. In this gouache and watercolor piece, she creates a sense of expansive time and space to show the onion in all stages of growth, connected to the people who tend it every step of the way to celebrating its harvest.

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