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Tuscan Red Onion organic

€2,45 EUR

Heirloom Red Sweet Onion from Tuscany fabulous for onion soup

Tuscan Red Onion called in Italy "Rossa di Toscana" is a sweet red onion variety, that can be eaten early when tender raw in salads or to make the famous Tuscan soup Carabaccia.
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.