Onion, Cipollini Red (Allium fistulosum) - 100
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-12
Looking to add some flavor to your cooking? Sweet and flavorful, Red Cipollini onions are far sweeter than regular onions making them perfect for roasting or caramelizing. Plus, they're great keepers so you can always have fresh onions on hand. In fact it can be seen in Italy braided like garlic and hanging in kitchens.
Since most onions take a few months to mature from seed, gardeners with a short growing season may want to start their green onion seeds indoors. Plant the seeds 1/4" deep in a flat 2-3 months before the last frost date. Keep the soil moist and at room 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 3" apart in rows in 12" apart. For direct sowing, sow 3 seed per inch 1/4" deep in light, rich soil and full sun. Thin the seedlings 3" apart. Thinned onions can be transplanted or used for fresh eating. Onions need moisture especially in their first several weeks of growth.
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