ON593A - Red Beard
Allium fistulosum. Grow this striking, red-stalked bunching onion at any time of the year. For the richest red colour, plant it in late summer to early fall so it is exposed to a bit of cold weather before harvest. If hard frost is expected, just mulch around the stems with straw. If whiter stalks are desired, simply hill soil up around them. Red Beard can reach 60cm (24") tall, with the red portion up to 30cm (12") tall. The flavour is very mild and the dark green leaves are tender.
Matures in 40-50 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
- Bright red stems
- Even brighter in cool weather
- Open-pollinated seeds
- Matures in 40-50 days
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How To Grow
Choose sweet onion varieties for enjoying raw or cooked within a couple of months of harvest. Storage types keep much longer, and will last until the following spring in the right conditions. All onions are photoperiodic – day length triggers bulb development. Our varieties are all “long day” types, suitable for northern US and Canada. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Onions from Seeds Guide and grow food.