📦 Free shipping on orders of $79 or more! 📦

Search our store

Onion Seeds (Short Day) - Red Creole HEIRLOOM

Buy by the Packet or in Bulk

Unit Size Unit Price Savings Qty
Packet $3.50
1 Ounce Package $11.95 Notify Me
1/4 Pound Package $26.95 44% Notify Me
Add to Wishlist
  • Short Day, Red Onion; Medium bulb
  • 110+ Days to Harvest
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Onions - Plant Red Creole Onion Seeds

Need to add some spice to your life? The Red Creole Onion should do the trick! Red Creole Onions are hard bulbs filled with spicy, red flesh. They are great additions to salsas, Cajun foods, and other zesty dishes. Short-day Red Creole Onions grow great in the southern states and tropical areas and are good keepers.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Onion Seeds (Short Day) - Red Creole
    Botanical Name:Allium cepa
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Cool Season
    Plant Type:Short Day
    Features:Heirloom,Deer Resistant,Container Garden
    Fruit Size:Medium-sized globe
    Days to Maturity:90-120 Days
    Plant Spacing:2-6 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow,Start Indoors
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Onions from Seeds

     

    Growing onions from seed is a slightly different endeavor than growing from sets. Sets are more common, and produce a faster harvest, however there is significantly less variety available, and the harvest tends to be smaller, more susceptible to disease and do not store as well.

    Choose a variety of Onion that is best suited to your climate. Short Day onions are advised for southern climates, where they will grow through the cool Fall and Winter months and bulb production will be trigged when the days get longer in the summer. Long Day onions are best for northern climates, where they can enjoy the longer summer days necessary for them to form bulbs. Onions grown out of their ideal climate may never produce a useable, or good sized bulb.

    For best results, onion seeds should be started indoors in flats and transplanted out of doors when seedlings are between 4-6 inches tall, taking care not to damage the roots. Onion seeds will germinate best in warm soil, between 68-75 degrees, with consistent moisture. Onion growers know that great onions come from well prepared soil. Onions need a sunny patch of fertile soil with good drainage. They prefer a pH of 6 to 7.5.

    When setting seedlings, actual root depth will depend on the length of root, but usually between 1.5 and 2 inches, making sure that most of the white of the stem is planted along with the root. Seedlings should be set at least 2-3 inches apart.

    Onions will thrive in moderate temperatures with consistent moisture. It is important to not let your onion plot dry out completely, this could stunt or even completely stop growth.

You May Also Like

  • Onion Seeds (Short Day) - Red Grano Quick View

    HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED
    As low as $3.50 per package
  • Onion Seeds (Long Day) - Yellow Sweet Spanish Quick View

    HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED
    As low as $3.50 per package
  • Onion Seeds (Long Day) - Ruby Red Quick View

    HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED
    As low as $3.50 per package
  • Onion Seeds (Short Day) - Red Burgundy Quick View

    OPEN POLLINATED
    As low as $3.50 per package

Product Reviews

X

Create new wish list

Go to top
SAVE TODAY! 10% OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER GREAT DEALS DELIVERED DAILY

Join our V.I.P. list! You'll save 10% on today's order and receive special offers, gardening tips and helpful resources daily. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

* required field