A round, red skinned sweet onion with a fairly strong flavour. Inside, the flesh is white with a pink tinge. Red Globe is a good keeper. Red globe is an excellent sweet variety of onion. It is ideal for slicing and is as colorful as it is delicious, great in salads, soups and stews. Approximately 110 days to maturity. Start seeds indoors as early as you can just to ensure that you have the biggest transplants available for spring planting.
Start indoors in February to mid-March, and transplant in April. Scallions can be direct sown every 3 weeks from April to late August. Sow 3 seeds 6mm-12mm (¼-½") deep in each cell of a 72-cell tray. Transplant spacing for cells should be around 12-15cm (5-6") apart in rows that are 45-75cm (18-30") apart. Direct sow seeds directly into garden. The soil should be moist before sowing so check the soil the day before sowing and water if the soil is dry. We string our rows about 15.2m (50’) and etch a furrow about 5mm-12mm deep and drop seeds about 2-4 seeds per 2.5cm (1”). Cover lightly with soil. Thin when onions reach about 5 cm in height. Thin them so that they are spaced about 10cm apart. If planting onion sets, wait until soil can be worked thoroughly in the spring. A well worked, loose soil is best for planting onion sets. We string our rows and sow about 30cm (4”) apart. If soil is nice and loose, you can just push the onion set into the soil with necks upwards and cover up, leaving just the top of the neck poking out of the soil.
Germination: Usually 10 to 15 days depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Height at Maturity: Red Globe grow to about 40-45 cm (16-18”) tall. Spread: 10-20cm (4-8”)
Days to Maturity: 95-110 days for maturity from spring sown.
Watering: An inch of water a week ensures good growth, whether vegetables are grown in single or wide rows. The amount of rain that falls during the week affects how much you should water your garden. Keep soil consistently moist until bulbs enlarge and mature. Onion roots are shallow; so a light watering will suffice.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: 12-15cm (5-6") apart in rows that are 45-75cm (18-30") apart.
Additional Information Pull onions at any stage for fresh eating. Harvest young onions to eat as scallions. For full-sized bulbs, don’t pull onions until bulbs are big and tops start to yellow and fall over. To harvest, pull onions and shake off soil. Cure onions by placing them in a warm, place with lots of air flow. During curing, roots shrivel and necks dry and tighten. After 7 to 10 days of air curing, cut off onion tops and trim off roots with snipers or scissors. Carefully rub dry dirt from bulbs, taking extra care not to remove papery outer skins from the bulb. Temperature: Onions will last the longest in a dark, cool (but not cold), dry storage area. Don't ever store onions in plastic bags. Potatoes and onions should not be stored together.