Wethersfield Red Onion

Rating:
87% of 100

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 shiploads 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 blood-red onion of renowned quality. A true piece of horticultural Americana that deserves to be more widely grown.

    • 6-12 hours of Sun
    • Sprouts in 7-14 Days
    • Ideal Temperature: 45-80 Degrees F
    • Seed Depth: 1/4"
    • Plant Spacing: 4-6"
    • Frost Hardy: Yes
    • Allium cepa

Growing Tips: Usually started indoors 8-12 weeks in advance of planting out, typically 3-4 weeks ahead of last spring frost. Does best in rich, moist soil.

$3.50
Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 300
SKU
ON127
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