Onion, Red Burgundy (Allium cepa) - 100 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-12
•Spring sow in frost zones.
•Warmer climates can start in spring or as a fall or winter crop.
Red Burgundy onion seeds produce large flattened globes up to 4 inches in diameter that are beautiful for slicing. These onions are very mild with a sweet flavor and suitable for short term storage. This is a short day variety that matures in 95-165 days depending upon planting time, location and climate. Red Burgundy onions are resistant to Botrytis and Pink Rot.
Since onions take a few months to mature from seed, gardeners with a short growing season may want to start their onion seeds indoors. Plant the seeds 1/2" deep in a flat 2-3 months before the last frost date keeping the soil moist and at room temperature. When the tops begin to flop over, cut them off to 3" to focus the growing on the roots. Four weeks before the last frost or when the soil reaches at least 50°, transplant the seedlings 6" apart in rows 12" apart. For direct sowing, sow 3 seeds per inch, 1/2" deep in light, rich soil and full sun. Thin the seedlings to 2-6" apart depending on the desired size. Thinned onions can be transplanted. Onions need moisture throughout their first weeks of growth and do not compete well with weeds. Mulching can help with both of these issues. In areas with warmer winters, these onions may be grown as a fall or winter crop.