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PurpletteOnion Seed


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  $12.00 
4991/4 Pound  $31.15 
4991 Pound  $105.00 

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   60


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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.

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