Growing Red Burgundy Onion Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Allium cepa 'Red Burgundy'
- Other Names: Red Burgundy Onion
- Days to Maturity: 170 days
- Hardiness Zone: 8-9
- Planting Depth: 0.5”
- Plant Spacing: 3”
- Row Spacing: 3”
- Growth Habit: Bulb with upright greenery
- Soil Preference: Fertile, well-drained soil
- Temp Preference: Soil should reach 50℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Mildew, rot
- Color: Dark red, pink <
- Flavor: Mild, sweet
Red Burgundy Onion Growth Habits:
Red Burgundy Onions grow in fertile and well-drained soil. They love good drainage due to the fact that onions can be prone to mildew and rot. Allium cepa 'Red Burgundy' requires full sun and comes to maturity in 170 days. They grow into flattened bulbs that have a 3-4” diameter. The tops of these onions can be thinned and used as green onions. Short-day onions that grow best in zones 8-9.
Various Uses for Red Burgundy Onion:
Red Burgundy Onions are a great option for companion planting due to the fact that they ward-off many insect pests around lettuce, cabbage, and carrots. Known for their very mild and sweet flavor, Red Burgundy Onions are a great option for eating raw or cooked. They are delicious in salads, sandwiches, or stir-frys. This red onion variety also produces delicious green onions as well, and they are great as a garnish on baked potatoes, eggs, or pasta.
Red Burgundy Onion Benefits:
Red onions have nutrients that can protect the body from cancers due to their high sulfur content. These same sulfurs can help prevent ulcers as well. One of the most helpful compounds being quercetin, which also helps with heart disease and allergies as well.
This onion variety originated in central Asia.
- 2 g - Approximately 500 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 7,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 28,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 112,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 560,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 2,800,000 Seeds