Red Torpedo Onion
Wonderful for salad and raw slices,
and chefs love it for braising.Lunga di Firenze, Italian, Early Red Long. These are all the rage at farmers markets.
Spindle-shaped bulbs, averaging one pound, grow above the ground, so they are a good choice in problem soils. Easier to slice than round onions. Purple skin and light-red flesh with a mild, sweet flavor.
Poor keeper due to sweetness. A favorite at our garden. Intermediate day length.
BOTANICAL NAME: Allium cepa
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats. Transplant seedlings 4" apart. Will grow best in a fairly rich, light loan adequate in potassium, phosphorous, but not too much nitrogen. Does not flourish in clay. Soil must be kept moist. Keep sprouts weeded. Get an early start in the season for the best bulb formation. Matures in 14-17 weeks.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: W/Matures 14-17/Harvest 0-6/Yield 200-600/Spacing 4"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates hot weather and easy to grow