Onion Red Amposta Organic

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Red Amposta is one of the best red onions for sweet flavour with large bulbs that store well after harvest. It produces large, copper-red, globe-shaped onions with pretty red and white rings in a wide variety of conditions.

  • Seed Count: 500

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Onion Red Amposta Organic

Onion Red Amposta Organic. A fantastic Italian traditional variety, Red Amposta is one of the best red onions for sweet flavour with large bulbs that store well after harvest. It produces large, copper-red, globe-shaped onions with pretty red and white rings in a wide variety of conditions. Matures in approximately 115 days after planting. Best for early spring sowings.

Cultivation Advice Onion Red Amposta Organic

  • Start in early spring indoors / heated greenhouse 8-10 weeks
  • before transplanting outdoors (Jan / Feb).
  • When transplanting, clip plants to three inches and plant 2 inches deep.
  • Can be sown directly when ground has warmed in mid-late spring,
  • at 2-3 seeds per inch, but may struggle to reach full maturity.
  • Thin to 5 inches apart when plants are 6 inches tall.
  • Harvest by pulling bulbs when tops are brown and dry.
  • Fertile, moist soil enriched with compost is best for onion production.
  • Onions are claimed to ward off many insect pests around lettuce, cabbage and carrots.