Red Creole Onion
Red Creole Onion
100 to 190 days — 'Red Creole' onions develop into small to medium sized bulbs that are thick, flat, and light-red in color. Their flesh is firm, purple-red, and can be pungent. Bred specifically for use in the Southern United States, 'Red Creole' is a good, short day, storage variety.
Once a very common onion grown in the South, especially in Louisiana, 'Red Creole' was determined to not be as economically profitable for large agricultural operations, and since these are the guys that determine what you buy at your local market, "Creole-type" onions have been replaced by Red Bermuda and White Sweet onions. If you really want to eat something traditional and tasty, try combining them into dishes that call for the combination of peppers, onions, and celery. They can be deliciously pungent with a spicy-sweet flavor that mellows and sweetens when grilled and caramelized. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 200 seeds.
Plant onion seeds ½ inch deep, two to four seeds per inch in rows spaced twelve to sixteen inches apart. Thin the plants to four inches apart to allow the bulbs room to develop. Use thinnings as green onions.
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