Organic Rossa-di-Milano Onion Seeds
Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic Rossa-di-Milano Onion seeds take 110 days to reach maturity. Rare Italian heirloom is exceptionally beautiful especially when braided into ropes and hung in the kitchen for winter use. Large (10-15 cm) barrel shaped onions are a bright rosy red colour and have a sweet, pungent taste and firm texture. Flat on top tapering to a narrow rounded bottom. Great storage onion.
Direct seed in early spring in rich, well drained soil as soon as soil can be worked. Sow seed 1.5 cm deep and 1.5 cm apart in rows or bands. For short season gardens, start indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost date. When seedlings reach 12 cm in height cut them back to 3 cm in order to thicken them up. Plant out 10-15 cm apart. Keep evenly moist and weed free especially when seedlings are small. Harvest sweet eating onions anytime after bulb formation. For storage onions, allow tops to fall over and field cure for a week or so to dry the skins then harvest.