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  • Onion 'Benny's Red' Jumbo Traypack

Onion 'Benny's Red' Jumbo Traypack

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Red globe onions need time to mature, so transplant into the garden about 4 to 6 weeks prior to your area's average last frost date.

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Onions need room to form bulbs, so plant Benny's Red onion seedlings up to 4" deep, four to five inches apart in a row, and space rows 12" apart. Water seedlings regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist. Fertilize throughout the growing season, but as soon as the onions start pushing the soil away from their necks, discontinue fertilizer. When the tops begin to fall over and become brown, stop watering. The onions are ready to harvest at that point. When digging up the onions, take care not to damage the flesh and let the bulbs cure on top of the ground if the weather is dry, or lay them out in a dry protected area for a few days. Any damaged onions should be used immediately but others can usually be stored in a cool dry place for a month or two. 

Common Name Benny's Red Onion, Bennie's Red Onion
Culinary Uses Countless uses and cuisines. Consider sauteeing, frying, pickling, and using fresh. Stores fairly well.
Harvest Time Matures in 112 days. Cut back on water when tops begin to fall over and dry.
Mature Size Medium sized globe, plant seedlings 4" - 5" apart so they have room to grow.
Growth Rate Moderate
Cold Hardiness Biennial grown as an annual. Set out seedlings 4 - 6 weeks before your area's average last frost date.
Light Sun to partial sun
Structure Globe-shaped bulbs
Photos Real images, not stock photos
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