DESCRIPTION: Lunga di Firenze, Italian, Early Red Long. These are all the rage at farmers markets. Spindle-shaped bulbs, averaging one pound, grow above the ground, so they are a good choice in problem soils. Easier to slice than round onions. Purple skin and light-red flesh with a mild, sweet flavor. Wonderful for salad and raw slices, and chefs love it for braising. Poor keeper due to sweetness. A favorite at our garden. Intermediate day length.
BOTANICAL NAME: Allium cepa
DAYS TO MATURITY: 95
SEEDS PER PACKET: 150
SOURCE CODE: C
GERMINATION DAYS: 10-14
WHEN TO PLANT: Start in flats 1-4 months before last frost p>
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats. Transplant seedlings 4" apart. Will grow best in a fairly rich, light loan adequate in potassium, phosphorous, but not too much nitrogen. Does not flourish in clay. Soil must be kept moist. Keep sprouts weeded. Get an early start in the season for the best bulb formation. Matures in 14-17 weeks.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: W/Matures 14-17/Harvest 0-6/Yield 200-600/Spacing 4"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates hot weather and easy to grow