These flavorful specialty onions mature early and hold well. Purplette is a glossy rich burgundy, transforming to a nice pastel pink when cooked or pickled. Can be harvested at golf ball size or very young as baby bunching onions with purple pearl ends. Best at 40° and higher latitude. Organic seed is also available. Avg. 115,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
Latin Name: Allium cepa
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CULTURE: Sow seed in early spring in 2-4" wide bands or single rows 4" apart, about 1/2" between seeds for summer type, 3/4" apart for fall type. Thinning is not necessary. Cultivate with a tine weeder. HARVEST: Loosen with fork or underminer and gather. ADAPTATION: "Minis" will bulb smaller and sooner the farther north they are grown. Suited to 40° and higher latitudes for mini cipollinis, and for small to medium onions farther south. AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 50'/5M, 80'/oz., 13 oz./1,000', 34 lb./acre at 96 seeds/ft. in 4" wide bands, in rows 12" apart. SIZED SEEDS: All seeds are unsized. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 110,000-140,000 (avg. 125,000). PACKET: 1,000 seeds.