Heirloom Catalan sweet onion fabulous in salads
Also called Morisca onion. Very sweet catalan onion variety, that can be eaten early when tender or raw in salads. It does not sting. It is a heirloom variety first mentioned in 1930s. It is a golden onion with intensely red tones, extremely sweet and early. They are small, 7-10 cm in diameter and 3-5 cm wide. The average weight ranges from 125 to 150g and can reach 400-600 grams.
This type of onion is also known for its medicinal properties: it is used to eliminate mucus and exudates from the trachea and the bronchiae.
Scientific Name: Allium Cepa
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 4-10 days
Germination time in days: 80-120 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 120-180 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Light, well draining and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Sow in September/November indoors thinly in rows about 20cm apart covering with 1cm of soil. After germination allow the seedlings to get to about 10cm tall before transplanting when the seedlings have reached 15/20 cm and thin to the required spacing. Apply manure. The roots do not like to be disturbed so it is advised to transplant with caution. The first harvest should happen in April. When the onions are harvested, they can be dried out and stored for winter.