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ONION * RED TORPEDO * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2020  $1.50 
ONION * RED TORPEDO * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2020
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LONG RED FLORENCE ONION (also known as "Rossa Lunga di Firenza") is a hard-to-find Italian heirloom, especially in organic seed. Nice bottle shaped bulbs are a favorite in Italian dishe -- excellent mild flavor that is also very nice for salads. Can be sown in spring and fall in milder climates and also a great candidate for indoors gardening using a large terracotta pot and grow light!  100 days from transplant. 100 seeds.

HEALTH BENEFITS: Onions are nutrient dense -- high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants while also being low in calories. They improve your immunity by increasing the absorption of Vitamin C; help regulate blood sugar; help to reduce inflammation and heal infections; improve mood and healthy hair! They may be very beneficial in preventing certain cancers.

GROWING TIPS: Easy to grow with a long storage life, onions are one of the best vegetables for the home gardener. They can be grown in the same position for several years and with a little planning, can be available for nearly all year round eating. Onion seed must be sown as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. The soil should be moist before sowing so check the soil the day before sowing and water if the soil is dry. Make sure your are planting in an undisturbed location with fertile soil since they have shallow root systems. Use a straw mulch to retain moisture. Keep an eye on the green shoots. Keep weeded and regularly watered to help ward off pests. Sow your seed in drills about 2cm deep with about 1 inch between seeds. If sowing in rows then space the rows about 30cm apart. Keep well weeded and when they are about 5 cm in height thin them so that they are spaced about 10cm apart. Onions are ready to harvest a week after their tops have started to fall over and are yellowed. Use a fork to lift the onions out of the ground. Take care not to damage the skins as this invites decay organisms in to attack the onion flesh. Onions should be harvested on a sunny day, cleaned of any soil still attached to them and then placed on top of the soil where they will dry out with the help of the sun and wind.. Leave the onions out for a few days (until the tops dry out). Remove the tops with a sharp knife about 2cm above the onion top so that decay organisms do not have direct access to the onion bulb. Discard any onions that show signs of decay or damage as these can affect healthy onions if they are stored. If you want to store the onions over winter then you can cure them by hanging them in a well aired place (such as from the roof of a summer house veranda). Mesh bags or strings can be used to group and hang the onions and they should hang for about 3-4 weeks. Spring onions can be harvested when they are about 30-40cm in height and will store for up to a week in the fridge. To prepare spring onions simply remove the outer set of leaves and wash.

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