Heirloom Catalan red onion fabulous in salads
Red blood onion is a Catalan heirloom onion variety, that can be eaten both raw or cooked. The red-pink round onion weights on average 150 grams and the taste and texture are wonderful. The red blood onion stores well once harvested.
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.