(Allium cepa) (aka Dark Red Beauty) Listed as Large Red in 1834
by Hovey & Co. of Boston; the name Wethersfield
was first ascribed to this onion around 1852 by the
American Seed Garden of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Large flattened globes with purple-red skin. Mildly
pungent flesh with red concentric circles. Best used
for salads and garnishes, not for extended storage.
Long-day type. 100 days from transplant.
4-6 weeks before transplanting
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors in flats ¼" deep and space 1" in
all directions. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil
can be worked in spring. Keep onions well weeded
with shallow cultivation.
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