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Onion, Italian Red Torpedo

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A spring or summer onion with a football shaped bu b. This onion has a mild sweet taste. It is good for eating raw or for grilling or roasting or baking whole.

Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season
Days to maturity: 88-120 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 50-75ºF.
Cultural information: sow in early spring 2 seeds per inch, ¼"-½" deep, rows 12"-18" apart.
Seed count: approx. 9,000 seeds/oz. or 144,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: 1 oz./100 ft. rows 4 lb./acre.
Diseases and pests: most diseases are the result of improper cultural conditions.
Harvesting: when tops begin to fall over, pull onions and let them cure in the sun, avoid moisture from condensation. Curing toughens the outer skin for a better storage life.