Jefferson grew several types of onion, including Madeira, Spanish, Tree, and White. This 19th-century variety derives its name from Wethersfield, Connecticut, where it reputably originated. Red Wethersfield Onion forms a large, flattened bulb 5” in diameter with purplish white, mildly pungent flesh.
Sow seed ¼” deep indoors 4-6 weeks before transplanting in early spring, 6” apart. Plant in rich garden loam in full sun. Long-day type.
Line Drawing from The Vegetable Garden by M. M. Vilmorin-Andrieux (1885).
Approximately 40-50 seeds per packet.