Onion, Long Red Florence
- Long-day onion
- Bulbs are red and bottle-shaped
- Mild, sweet flavor
- Can be sown in the fall in mild climates
- 100-120 days from transplant
- ±8,400 seeds/oz
Traditional Italian variety. Beautiful long bottle-shaped bulbs, attractive color. Flavor is mild and sweet. Best for fresh eating. Can be sown in spring and fall in milder climates. Long-day type. 100-120 days from transplant. ±8,400 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
This crop requires a long growing season and should be started from seed in mid to late winter. You can transplant them outdoors 1-2 weeks after all danger of frost has passed.
Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep in soil trays or pots indoors. Fertilize your seedlings when they are 2-3 inches high. When planting outdoors, place the seedlings 3-8 inches apart.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. This crop may require regular applications of fertilizer and water.