Purple red skin, early maturing mini onion, harvest young as shallots or at golf ball size, turns pink when cooked or pickled, does best in Australia's cooler regions. 60 days.
Widely favoured vegetable since ancient times originally from central Asia. Contain vitamin C, iron, sulphur and fibre. Good winter crop in full sun in rich well drained soil. Harvest after tops dry off and fall over, hang in a cool dry place. Plant different varieties for continuous use. Few people grow enough onions. Don't over-fertilize or waterlog. Shade seeds until well germinated. Sow in autumn/winter.
240-400 seeds per gram
Onion planting information:
|Plant space cm:||5-10|
|Row space cm:||30-40|
|Best soil temp:||8-30 °C|
|Number of seeds per gram:||240-400|
|Rate per hectare:||3.5-4.5kg|
|Average days to maturity:||180-240|