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Johnny's Exclusive/Specialty

At Johnny's, we have trialed seed and products from around the world. After confirming that they meet our superior quality standards, we have chosen to offer many unique varieties that are now only available from Johnny's. These are Johnny's Exclusives/Specialties.

Purplette
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PurpletteOnion Seed

499

Product ID: 499

Early purple-red-skinned mini onion.

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.

Product Price Qty
499Packet  $3.95 
4991/2 Ounce  $7.70 
4991 Ounce  $18.80 
4991/4 Pound  $31.15 
4991 Pound  $105.00 

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   60

 

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Growing Information

Onions



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.


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