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Onion 'Red Long of Florence'

Allium cepa


Onion 'Red Long of Florence' is a red, bottle-shaped onion, suitable for use in salads. It has a sweet, mild flavor. This onion is unfit for storage.


Onion Red Long of Florence is a bottle-shaped onion with a beautiful red colour. The onions taste mild and sweet. This onion is also suited for salads. The Red Long of Florence is not suited for storage. Sowing later results in onions with thickened stalks. When the leafage starts to die, the onions should be harvested. The onions have to dry out well before storage. The onions can be stored until spring, provided that they are kept cool and dry. The thicker ones should be kept apart and eaten first.

Tip: placing plants with a strong smell, such as camomile, savoury and carrots in the proximity of the onions ought to have a disturbing effect on the onion fly.

Quick facts
Content 1 packet (Dutch)    :   4 grams (for 15 m2)
Seed weight:    :   275 seeds per gram
Plant spacing    :   30x10 cm
Position    :   sun
Plant height    :   40-50 cm