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Red Legion

Allium cepa
HOW TO GROW ONION

Start indoors 8–10 weeks before last frost, plant out 4 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 11 weeks before first frost. Short-day onions produce bulbs in 11-12 hours of light, long-day onions in 14-16 hours. The dividing line is 36˚, about the KA/OK border. Plant long-day varieties north of this line and short-day south. Direct sow thickly as soon as soil can be worked. If tops reach 5” before transplant, cut to 1-3” to increase girth. Transplant seedlings in shallow trench 2-7” apart. Hill sides slightly after 4-5 weeks. Knock the rest of the tops over when 60 percent have fallen. After 3 days, pull and sun-cure 7–10 days in field rotating every few days before twisting off tops and storing. Soil pH 6.2-7.5. Hardiness zones 3-10. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 6,500 seeds per ounce. Average 580M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 70%. Usual seed life: 2–3 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1 mile.

Planting Depth 1/8-1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 55-75˚F
Days to Germ. 7-14
Plant Spacing 4-6”
Row Spacing 12-24”
Days To Maturity 105-110
Storage Refrigerate
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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This handsome echalion, also known as Torpedo shallot, was trialed in our northwest Washington test plot with excellent results. Red Legion measures about 5" x 2" with very firm and pungent flesh. The color is an amazing deep purple/red with an appealing gloss. Slender neck dries down quickly for good storability. T...
This handsome echalion, also known as Torpedo shallot, was trialed in our northwest Washington test plot with excellent results. Red Legion measures about 5" x 2" with very firm and pungent flesh. The color is an amazing deep purple/red with an appealing gloss. Slender neck dries down quickly for good storability. Tags: Type: Long-Day, Color: Red, Shape: Elongated, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Spring Fall.
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Red Legion

Allium cepa
This handsome echalion, also known as Torpedo shallot, was trialed in our northwest Washington test plot with excellent results. Red Legion measures about 5" x 2" with very firm and pungent flesh. The color is an amazing deep purple/red with an appealing gloss....
This handsome echalion, also known as Torpedo shallot, was trialed in our northwest Washington test plot with excellent results. Red Legion measures about 5" x 2" with very firm and pungent flesh. The color is an amazing deep purple/red with an appealing gloss. Slender neck dries down quickly for good storability. Tags: Type: Long-Day, Color: Red, Shape: Elongated, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Spring Fall.
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HOW TO GROW ONION

Start indoors 8–10 weeks before last frost, plant out 4 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 11 weeks before first frost. Short-day onions produce bulbs in 11-12 hours of light, long-day onions in 14-16 hours. The dividing line is 36˚, about the KA/OK border. Plant long-day varieties north of this line and short-day south. Direct sow thickly as soon as soil can be worked. If tops reach 5” before transplant, cut to 1-3” to increase girth. Transplant seedlings in shallow trench 2-7” apart. Hill sides slightly after 4-5 weeks. Knock the rest of the tops over when 60 percent have fallen. After 3 days, pull and sun-cure 7–10 days in field rotating every few days before twisting off tops and storing. Soil pH 6.2-7.5. Hardiness zones 3-10. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 6,500 seeds per ounce. Average 580M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 70%. Usual seed life: 2–3 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1 mile.

Planting Depth 1/8-1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 55-75˚F
Days to Germ. 7-14
Plant Spacing 4-6”
Row Spacing 12-24”
Days To Maturity 105-110
Storage Refrigerate
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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