Onion Rosa Lunga di Firenze Seeds

£1.39

Savour the authentic taste of Italy with our Long Red Florence Onion Seeds. Ideal for British gardens, these heirloom seeds yield uniquely elongated, crimson onions, celebrated for their sweet and mellow flavour. Perfect for elevating your salads, casseroles, and Mediterranean dishes. Easy to grow and versatile across various climates, these seeds are essential for any kitchen garden enthusiast. Bring a touch of Tuscan charm to your homegrown produce!

Average Packet Contents: 300 Seeds
Seed Origin: GB

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Onion Rosa Lunga di Firenze AKA Long Red Florence Onion Seeds

Discover the rich heritage of Tuscany with our Long Red Florence Onion Seeds. This heirloom variety is renowned for its sweet flavour and distinctive long, red bulbs, making it a perfect addition to any garden.

Key Features

  • Heirloom variety from Tuscany, Italy
  • Produces sweet, mild-tasting red onions
  • Long, torpedo-shaped bulbs
  • Ideal for fresh use in salads and cooking

Planting and Care Guide

Sowing: Sow seeds in early spring, as soon as the soil can be worked. Plant seeds about 1/4 inch deep in rows 12 inches apart. In milder climates, seeds can also be sown in the fall.

Location: Choose a location with full sun and well-drained soil. Long Red Florence onions prefer a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.5.

Watering: Water regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist. Avoid overwatering to prevent bulb rot.

Thinning: When seedlings are a few inches tall, thin them so they stand 3-4 inches apart.

Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced fertilizer every few weeks to promote healthy growth.

Harvesting: Harvest when the tops begin to yellow and fall over, typically in late summer. Cure the onions in a warm, dry place for several weeks before storing.

Tips for Success

  • Rotate your onion crops each year to prevent disease.
  • Use mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.
  • Monitor for pests such as onion flies and treat accordingly.
Weight 15 g

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