Red Onions

These mild-flavored onions are a little bit sweeter than white onions. They are great on salads and sandwiches.

by Dani Yokhna
PHOTO: DaveBleasdale/Flickr

Size: Varies by season; each leaf represents a ring of onion.

Sunlight requirements:

Water requirements: More water equals stronger flavor.

Soil requirements: Well-drained soil; pH between 6.2 and 6.8.

When to plant: Just before the last frost and after the soil has dried.

Where to plant: Can be planted close together: between eight to 10 onions per foot.

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When to harvest: 110 to 125 days from seed.

Produce storage: Use in salads or for pickling; store in a mesh bag in a cool, dry place after drying.

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