Red onions: choose the appropriate variety for the garden

Red onion not only looks beautiful in a salad and other dishes, but, in the opinion of many, surpasses the usual onions in taste.

The taste of red onions is really different: sweeter and thinner. If sharp varieties are found, they have a richer flavor, which can also be counted among the undoubted advantages of this onion.

If you also think that from any, even the simplest dish, you can make a masterpiece by adding toasted golden onions or rings of fresh red onions, plant this crop in your garden. And we will tell you which varieties are best suited for this.

Crimson ball

This early ripe variety (ready for use 85-90 days after sowing the seeds) fully justifies its name - its dark purple bulbs have a regular round shape. The variety gives a stable yield, and bulbs with a strong phytoncidal action are formed during the season. To speed up the process of harvesting, you can grow onions seedlings. Eating "purple balls" is best fresh.

Use

Taste

Growing method

Bulb weight (g)

Recumbency

Semi-sharp

80-90

The bad

Great Red F1

High-yielding hybrid of red onions of medium maturity (120 days after sowing). Bulbs of a deep dark red shade grow rather large and equal in size. What is the advantage of this particular variety? The bow of the Great Red F1 is distinguished by excellent keeping quality. The grade is perfectly stored and transfers long transportation.

Use

Taste

Growing method

Bulb weight (g)

Recumbency

Semi-sharp

130-250

Good

Campillo F1

Want to grow in the garden a unique hybrid of red onions? Land the Campillo F1. Rounded and dense bulbs of beautiful violet color do not stain everything around when cutting. Also, the hybrid has a great soft taste, which means that even children can eat such onions. But this is not all the advantages of this hybrid. In addition, it is resistant to pink rot and fusarium.

Use

Taste

Growing method

Bulb weight (g)

Recumbency

Semi-sharp

100-150

Average

Red Braunschweig

The name of this variety may be difficult to pronounce, but it’s not so difficult to plant and grow onions in the garden. The variety is considered mid-season and is best suited for making salads. Rounded-flat juicy onions taste not very sharp, rather even sweetish. If you cut the onion in half, you can see a pattern of white rings with a red rim. This variety gives friendly shoots, bulbs are formed in one season.

Use

Taste

Growing method

Bulb weight (g)

Recumbency

Semi-sharp

100-120

The bad

Retro

Everything new is well forgotten old. So, onion varieties Retro should definitely be sown on the site. This high-yielding early ripe grade will please with large bulbs in 80-90 days. As with the Campillo F1 variety, dry scales are painted a rich dark red color, and the succulent parts are white. Onions are very sweet, so you can even add it to children's dishes. In general, it is used in its raw form for making salads.

Use

Taste

Growing method

Bulb weight (g)

Recumbency

Sweet

80-90

The bad

Black Prince

Mid-season grade of universal appointment. Onions can be consumed fresh, in salads, and in seams. Dark purple scales are quite dense, so the bulbs are distinguished by high keeping quality. Their taste is semi-sharp, but this is offset by the presence of a large number of useful substances: quercetin and selenium.

Use

Taste

Growing method

Bulb weight (g)

Recumbency

Semi-sharp

60-100

Good

Yukont

This early variety is suitable for annual cultivation. The bulbs are flat-rounded in shape, a beautiful purple color. What especially pleases gardeners is the high yield of the variety. For this, you can even close your eyes to the rather sharp taste of the bulbs. Yukont variety has excellent keeping quality, so the crop will be stored in the bins even the whole winter.

Use

Taste

Growing method

Bulb weight (g)

Recumbency

Acute

80-100

Good

Of course, the list presented above is not final, because each gardener has his own favorite variety of onions. However, if earlier you did not grow red onions, try to sow one of the varieties offered by us. Believe me, you will not be disappointed.

Watch the video: How We Choose the Varieties We Grow Every Year (July 2019).