Red Carpet Organic Pelleted (F1) Onion Seed

Product ID:3402GP.553402GP

Quick Facts

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Latin Name

Allium cepa

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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115 Days

Hybrid Status

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

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Hybrid (F1)

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Red Carpet Organic Pelleted (F1) Onion Seed

Product ID:3402GP.553402GP

Vibrant red, long-day storage onion. Organic seed with NOP-compliant pelleting.

Very good yields and strong skins. Our recommended replacement for organic Redwing. Slightly smaller and earlier to mature than Redwing, Red Carpet dries and stores just as well. Adaptation: 40–45°. USDA Certified Organic.

Specs:

  • Avg. 16,100 seeds/lb

Quick Facts

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Latin Name

Allium cepa

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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115 Days

Hybrid Status

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

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Hybrid (F1)

Product Features

Product Features

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
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SCIENTIFIC NAME:

Allium cepa

CULTURE:

Reduce time-consuming thinning and increase planting uniformity by seeding pelleted onions with a precision seeder. Our onion seeds are pelleted with inert NOP-compliant materials. These pellets are size 13.0, are ideal for direct sowing, and can be planted with Stanhay seeders (belt size 13.0) or any of the precision seeders offered by Johnny's. For best results, we recommend consistent soil moisture during the germination period. Pelleted seed must be kept cool and dry prior to planting, and should be used within one year of purchase. 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.

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.

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 long- and intermediate-day areas, sow indoors 6–8 weeks before last frost date. Sow 128-cell trays, 1 seed/cell, and cover with 1/4" soil. Transplant 4" apart in rows 12–18" apart. Unruly tops may be clipped to 5" at time of transplant.

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 50% of tops are falling over, pull and cure in well-ventilated space out of direct sunlight (to prevent greening) or sun-cure in field for 2–7 dry days before moving to dry location. Cure until tops are completely dried; about 2 weeks.

STORAGE:

When dry, clip off tops and roots and store in onion bags or shallow boxes at near freezing and 65-70% humidity.

DAYS TO MATURITY:

From direct seeding; subtract 10-15 days if transplants are used.

AVG. SEEDING RATE:

464,600 seeds/acre @ 16 pellets/ft. ( 3/4" spacing) in rows 18" apart or 16,000 pellets/1,000' row.

SEED SPECS:

SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 15,300-17,700 (avg. 16,500).

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