Vegetables Onions Chianti

Chianti

(F1) Onion Seed

Product ID: 3673

Short-day, very uniform, deep red onion.

Chianti's medium to jumbo bulbs are mild flavored. Mid to late maturity, but still relatively early for a red onion. Good bolt tolerance and deep-red skins with consistent internal color that improves with maturity. For short-term storage (2-3 months). Adaptation: 20-35o latitude. Intermediate resistance to pink root. Avg. 118,200 seeds/lb. Packet: 250 seeds.

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Packet

$4.10
Backordered until Mar 06, 2017

1,000 Seeds

$6.00
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5,000 Seeds

$23.40
Backordered until Mar 22, 2017

25,000 Seeds

$94.75
Backordered until Mar 22, 2017

50,000 Seeds

$173.00
Backordered until Mar 22, 2017

100,000 Seeds

$265.00
Backordered until Mar 22, 2017
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CULTURE: Onions require full sun and fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Sandy loam soils are ideal; raised beds or raised rows are recommended for heavier soils to promote soil drainage.
DIRECT SEEDING: In April or early May, or as soon as the soil can be prepared in early spring, sow in a 2" wide band, about 2 seeds/in., 1/4- 1/2" deep, rows 12-18" apart. Thin to 1 1/2-2" apart for highest yields in fertile soil. Thin to 3-4" apart for larger onions.
TRANSPLANTING: In short-season areas, sow seeds indoors in flats in late February to mid-March. Broadcast 1/2" apart and cover 1/4". Tops may be clipped to 5" tall. Transplant to the garden 4" apart, or sow 5 seeds in each cell of 1-1 1/2" diameter plug trays, thinning to 3 per cell. Transplant each cell 6" apart.
CULTIVATION: Keep onions well weeded with shallow cultivation.
WATER: Onions are shallow rooted and grow best with at least 1" per week of rain or irrigation, especially during the bulbing phase.
DISEASES: Adequate air circulation and crop rotation aids in reducing the risk of foliar disease
HARVEST: When necks become soft and tops are falling over, pull and sun-cure at least 2-7 days, depending on weather. Move to a protected location to finish drying.
STORAGE: When dry, clip off tops and roots and store in onion bags or shallow boxes at near freezing and 65-70% humidity.
DAY LENGTH: Onion bulbing is triggered by day length, and maximum day length during the growing season increases from south to north. Short-day onions are grown at lower latitudes in the South, while intermediate and long-day onions are grown at higher latitudes. Refer to "Adaptation" in each variety description for details.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract 10-15 days if transplants are used.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 1 oz./25', 1M/50', 5M/250', 25M/1,250', 580M/acre @ 20 seeds/ft., in rows 18" apart.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 1 oz./4,900 plants, 1 lb./78,750.
SIZED SEEDS: Standard on all varieties.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 96,900-127,700 (avg. 112,000).
PACKET: 250 seeds, sows 12' or makes 140 plants.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Allium cepa
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
170 fall sown to spring harvest
Disease Resistance Codes
PR
Pink Root
PR
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)