Red Wethersfield Onion Bulbs - (Allium cepa)
- Order Amount:
- 1/2 pound
- Long day
Red Wethersfield Onion Bulbs
Red Wethersfield onions are also known as 'Dark Red Beauty' and 'Large Red'. First listed as ‘Large Red’ in 1834, it was given the name ‘Red Wethersfield’ around 1852 when it became synonymous with Wethersfield, CT.
Great for eating raw, they bring a signature crunchiness and brightness to many dishes. When cooked they retain some spiciness while taking on sweeter overtones. Mature onions range from baseball to softball size with dark red, papery skin covering bright maroon to dark red flesh.
Reds make extraordinary pickled onions, completing many dishes with their complex sweet/spicy/pickled notes.
Red onions are medium in heat but big in flavor, sweeter than yellows or whites and stronger than sweets.
Most commercial onions found in stores are hybrids with less flavor than the older heirloom, open pollinated types. Hybridization has focused on production, ability to withstand transport and size; ignoring flavor. Once you taste your home-grown onions, you’ll understand why these are prized and handed down from one generation to another!
Long day variety – needs 14 to 16 hours of daylight to form good sized bulbs. Grows best in northern US states.
These are ready to plant sets, also called bulbs and not seeds or slips.
Each 1/2 lb. order is approximately 55 – 65 bulbs.
U.S. shipping only, Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Washington or Idaho