Red Torpedo - Onion


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Red Torpedo is a delicious Italian heirloom onion perfect for small garden spaces – their long shape makes them ideal for planting in tight rows. With sweet, mild flesh and gorgeous purple-red skins, they're a beautiful addition to any meal. They can grow up to 6" long. Well suited for intermediate & short day areas. 1 g ~ 300 seeds.

Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-80 degrees. Transplant to the garden about 2-4 weeks before your average last frost. If seedlings begin to tip over, trim tops to 3". The length of summer days provides a trigger for onions to grow bulbs. There are onions that bulb best where summer days are short (low latitudes), intermediate (medium latitudes), or long (high latitudes).

Scientific Name: Allium cepa
Days to Maturity: 100-120 from transplant
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Days to Sprout: 7-12
Plant Spacing: 2-4"
Row Spacing: 1-1.5'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 24-30"
Life Cycle: Biennial
Frost Hardy: Yes

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Darlene Jennings (Norfolk, US)
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None of these seeds even sprouted. None!

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