- Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
- Onion - Red Globe
Onion - Red Globe
Approximately 250 seeds per gram.
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.
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.