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Red Onions Youíre most likely to see red onions in non-cooked dishes, such as salads and sandwiches. Of the different colored onions, the red onion is the most mild, sweet onion. Red onions have the purplish-red skin which color is layered though itís white flesh. I personally donít like to cook heated dishes with red onion because it doesnít produce enough onion flavor to enhance my meal. (Cooking an onion diminishes its flavor, but increases the flavor of the food around it).
Botanical Name: Allium cepa 'Red Wethersfield'; Family: Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Height: 6 - 10 inches.
Spacing: 4 - 6 inches between plants, 12 - 24 inches between rows.
Depth: 1 inch.
Spread: 3 - 5 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Fruit: Large, flattened globes. Deep purple skin. Firm, pink-tinged white flesh with red circles. Strong flavor.
Days To Maturity: 85 days from sets.