Southport Red Globe Onions pk/100
Southport Red Globe Onions ON46-100

Southport Red Globe Onions pk/100

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SKU ON46-100
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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110 days. Allium cepa. Open Pollinated. The plant produces heavy yields of medium-size red onions. They are firm, crisp, pungent, and mild in flavor. Perfect for soups, salads, and cooking. Keeps well, one of the best red keepers! No other red onion has a better flavor of long-term storage abilities like Southport Red Globe Onion. This is the standard red onion used in commercial production. Also grows well in containers and small spaces. An excellent choice for home gardens, greenhouses, market growers, and open field production. A long day heirloom variety dating back to 1873. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 546096. Disease Resistant: FBR.

Lot No: 96797

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 10/20

Seeds Per Pound: 144,000

Plant Height: 3 to 4” Bulbs

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Allium cepa

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"50 F to 90 F 10 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 3 to 4"12 - 18" 4 to 6"90 - 120 days
Onion Seed Planting Information:

Onions seeds should be planted indoors 6 to 8 weeks before ground can be worked. You can also plant seeds directly in the garden. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked. Keep free from weeds. You need long sunny days to grow large onions. Shallots are very close to garlic and are very easy to grow. Plants can grow 8 to 12" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep seedlings and transplants consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every 2 weeks.

Harvest Tips:

You can harvest onion for their green stems (scallions) at anytime. Cut the green stems with garden scissors when tops are 4 - 8" tall. For bulb product, let the tops dry up themselves before digging them up. Spread bulbs on ground for 3 to 5 days to cure.

FBR - Fusarium Basal Rot

Scientific Name: Fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. Cepea

Type: Fungus

Fusarium Basal Rot is a world-wide soil borne disease that affects the growth of chives, garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots. The disease can start at any stage of the growth of the onion, but usually begins during bulb formation. Symptoms of wilting of the leaves may occur and the leaves turn a yellow color and start to die off. Onions infected with Fusarium Basal Rot often show a red-brown color on the stems and roots, then progressing to a dark brown color. White fungus will develop at the base of the plant and the plant will eventually die. The surviving plants will have bulbs that become soft and non-desirable. The disease is not often noticed until onions are harvested when moldy roots are exposed. Protect the onion plants from insect, especially root maggots, to avoid the spreading of the disease to other plants and further damage to bulb. The disease tends to occur when planted in poorly drained soil, so try to improve soil conditions and utilize raised beds techniques. The disease is also favorable when temperatures are 82-90 F, and usually occur between mid to late summer. Plan on using a 4 year crop rotation and avoid planting onions in the same location, year after year as the disease can survive in the soil for a long time. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties and/or use a root fungicide for soil based diseases.

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