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Organic Onion Transplants - Italian Red Torpedo
(1 lb)

A Sweet and Mild Red Onion

Item Number: FP100


Out of Stock.

Sold out for the season. Available again in October 2016.

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Out of Stock.

Sold out for the season. Available again in October 2016.

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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 with soft light-red flesh
  • Mild, sweet flavor, grows 6 - 8 inches long, 3 inches across
  • Short keeper, Intermediate and Long-day regions
  • 95-200 days

Ships FedEx Ground To Zones 2-5 Only, Zones 6-8 Ships Via FedEx 3 Day.

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.

Due to quarantine issues, we cannot ship this product to Idaho.

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 backordered 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%.


  • Bulb
  • Container Compatible
  • Easily Established
  • Flavor Pick
  • Good for Beginners
  • Mild Flavor


Sales Unit Lb Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Planting Time Fall Day Length Zone Intermediate Day
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall
Sales Unit Lb
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Planting Time Fall
Day Length Zone Intermediate Day
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall

Useful Information

Planting & Growing Guide

Videos & Articles



October 8, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Onions and leeks are an essential part of a veggie garden.  To get the biggest bulbs, there are two steps:  selecting the correct type for your location, and deciding whether to plant transplants,… read more »
October 3, 2014 - Peaceful Valley
Soil Preparation Onions prefer loose, well-drained soils that are high in fertility, slightly acidic (pH between 6.2-6.8), adequately irrigated and in full sun. The looser the composition of your soil,… read more »
October 14, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Wondering about companion planting with onions? Find out who belongs in Mr. Onion’s Neighborhood. Whether you’re planting onions from organic seed, as sets (bulbs), or transplants, the rules… read more »
October 13, 2011 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
In our onion video Tricia discusses choosing onions to fit your climate. Short day onions do well in the shorter summer days closer to the Equator (Texas, we’re talking about you) and long day onions… read more »

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Shipping Information

FedEx zones 6 - 8 must ship via FedEx 3-Day to ensure the health of the transplants upon arrival. All other zones can ship via FedEx Ground. Cannot ship to the following states: HI, ID, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Up to 30 onion transplants may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.

Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 4"W x 4"H


We guarantee the perishable merchandise we sell (including but not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets...etc.) to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. However, because these items will deteriorate over time, we expect you to inspect them carefully upon receipt and plant them without any delay. Should there be any quality problem, you must notify us within 3 (three) days of your purchase, or delivery, whichever the latter, to request an exchange or a refund.

Beyond 3 days from the date of purchase, or delivery, whichever the latter, perishable merchandise is not returnable nor refundable under any circumstances.



Received my order of torpedo and Solano white onion plants and can say only one thing: OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! 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.

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Best Onion Ever

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.

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