Red Wethersfield Onion Seeds (Allium cepa cv.)

Red Wethersfield Onion Seeds (Allium cepa cv.)

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Thomas Jefferson grew several types of onion at Monticello, including Madeira, Spanish, Tree, and White. The Red Wethersfield Onion is a 19th-century variety that derives its name from Wethersfield, Connecticut, where it reputably originated. It forms a large, flattened bulb 5” in diameter with purplish white, mildly pungent flesh.

Sow seeds indoors in mid to late winter, then harden off and transplant to moist but well-drained, fertile soil 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. Harvest when the foliage begins to turn yellow and fall over. Long-day type. Approximately 40-50 seeds per packet.

Exposure Planting Method Planting Depth Plant Spacing Days to Maturity Size at Maturity
Full Sun Transplant 1/4” 3-8” apart; rows 12-16” 100 9-15”H

Line Drawing from The Vegetable Garden by M. M. Vilmorin-Andrieux (1885).

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