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Red onions are an Italian specialty. Their thin, red to purple skin and mild, soft light-red mild flesh make them especially popular as a decorative salad onion. Torpedo-shaped onion with soft light-red flesh has mild, sweet flavor. Grows 6 to 8 inches long, 3 inches across. This short keeper is best suited to the South. (95-200 days)
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The best onions are grown from transplants set out in October-November and wintered over to mature in June-July. All of our transplant varieties are intermediate day (day neutral) which are best planted in the fall where winter temperatures stay above 0 F. Plant transplants right away, if possible. If you must wait, do not be alarmed if the roots & tops begin to dry out. As a member of the lily family, the onion can live for about 3 weeks off the bulb. Transplants are happy if you apply a light mulch to help conserve moisture for uniform growth.
You should read this before you order! Order transplants early because supply is limited and only available between mid-October and mid-November. They are perishable and must ship as soon as they are harvested, so your order cannot be canceled unless we locate another buyer. Also, the varieties & quantities you order may not become available at the same time, so plan to accept delivery as plants become available. This can result in additional shipments of back-ordered items at a higher cost, so inform us when you order if you will not accept any adjustments to shipping charges, so that any backorders will automatically be canceled. Sorry, we cannot make any special exceptions. Transplants ship separately, so figure shipping separately. Sold in 1 lb increments. Shipping weight = net weight of product + 10%.
AVAILABLE TO SHIP MID-OCTOBER TO MID-NOVEMBER. For additional product, shipping & availability information, see below. Due to quarantine issues, we cannot ship this product to Idaho.
Received my order of torpedo and Solano white onion plants and can say only one thing:
Have been growing onions since I could hold a shovel, (and I am nearly 62) my parents were avid gardeners. My Dad was the son of Alabama share croppers and if he came to your house he would look around and say: "Where's your garden?" If you replied: "We don't have one." He would say: "Why not, you got dirt and you got water, don't you?" He would send me to town for onion plants, with orders that: "If they ain't the size of a pencil, don't bring them home." If he could have seen the ones you sent me he would say: "Now THAT'S an onion plant!" Plus, my Mom was Italian Swiss, she would have beamed at the quality of the torpedoes. I moved from Napa Valley to southwest Oregon 9 years ago and have found only 2 people out of 20 that know what a torpedo is.
Thanks for such a quality product, you have a loyal customer for as long as these arthritic hands can scratch the dirt.
I 've grown couple of these last year in a raised bed, one of split and produced another bulb. I just pulled them out of the ground. They are the best tasting onions we ever had, they are to die for. We did not bake ours because we wanted to experience the full taste. They are sweet and very good with salads and hamburgers. I wish they were more affordable.Review by Annie (on 7/19/11)