Onions

Wethersfield Red Onion

Long day. This variety dates to the 1700s. Popular from New York to Bermuda, and it brought much wealth to the onion growers of New England, as well as to the Yankee traders who sold ship-loads of it. The 1856 Comstock-Ferre catalog states, “It is the kind mostly grown at Wethersfield. It grows to large size, deep red, thick, approaching to round shape, fine-grained, pleasant flavored, and very productive. It ripens in September and keeps well.” It is a slightly flattened, deep bloodred onion of renowned quality. A true piece of horticultural Americana that deserves to be more widely grown.

 

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