Red Onion

How to sow red onion: Direct seed indoors or plant sets (small bulbs) outside.

Sun requirement for red onion: Plant in Full Sun

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Red onions are onion cultivars that have purplish red skin and white flesh tinged with red. They are members of the Allium family along with garlic and leeks. They have a sweet to mild flavor and can be eaten raw (in salads and guacamole), grilled, sautéed, or baked. Make sure to choose a variety suited to your day length.

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red onion is a variety of onion

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