Red Creole (Allium cepa) is an heirloom, open-pollinated variety that produces bright red, flat onions. This is a short-day onion that performs well in southern climates. Red Creole has a great onion flavor and crisp texture that’s perfect for cooking or eating raw in salads. Once harvested and cured, these onions will store for 2-3 months.
Red Creole Onion can be direct-seeded or transplanted, although we recommend transplanting. For direct-seeding, plant seeds 2″ apart along the row with a row spacing of 24″. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings to a 6″ plant spacing along the row. Red Creole Onion seeds can be planted with our Hoss Garden Seeder. We recommend using a #1 seed plate and modifying the hole size slightly to accommodate the onion variety being planted. For denser plantings, more holes may need to be drilled to accommodate a thicker spacing.
For transplanting, plant one seed per cell in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Once the green stems reach 6-8″ in length and/or they can be easily pulled from the seed trays, the transplants are ready to go in the ground. Transplant onions 4-6″ apart along the row with a row spacing of 24″. If drip irrigation is used, onions may be planted on double rows with drip irrigation in the middle. We suggest burying the drip tape 3-4″ deep and planting on both sides of the tape.
Onions are heavy feeders and will require significant nutrient inputs throughout their lifespan. We recommend feeding them with our 20-20-20 and Ammonium Sulfate fertilizers. Fertilize with 20-20-20 shortly after transplanting. The phosphorous and potassium in the 20-20-20 fertilizer will help to promote solid root development, while the nitrogen will promote vegetative growth. Once transplants are established, we recommend side-dressing or injecting with our Ammonium Sulfate fertilizer. Side dress or inject 1 cup per 20 feet of linear row every 3-4 weeks after transplanting.
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Feb 18, 2023
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May 16, 2022
Super fast shipping and excellent seller! Will be planting very soon and have no doubt they’ll be beautiful❤️
Mar 29, 2022
Great instructions. Beautiful packaging. I was able to track my package
Feb 24, 2022
Came on time, and with cool gardening tags! Love that this store offers such cool heirloom species. 5/5