Onion, 'Red Long of Tropea'
This classical Italian onion with its torpedo shaped bulbs has a sweet mild flavour. It’s wonderful baked whole with a roast. It doesn’t store well so should be eaten straight after harvest which is usually from mid-summer until early autumn. Sow September and October in southern districts and two months earlier in the north.
When to sow: July, August and early September
Where to sow: In drills in a prepared garden bed
Depth to sow: 1cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: Thin to 5 or 6cm Between rows: 40cm
Directions: Plant seed in drills during July, August or early September. Thin or transplant to 5 or 6cm apart using the thinnings as scallions. Harvest at the 80% top down that is when the tops start to lay on the ground. Put into an airy place out of the sun to cure. Store inside the house.
Packet 200 seeds