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Red Wethersfield Onion Seeds (Allium cepa cv.)

$2.95
Item #:
631079
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631079
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

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

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