Purple Spring Onion

Purple Spring Onion

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Purple Spring Onion Lilia

A dual purpose purple / red Italian variety with an intense pungent flavour.  Best grown as a salad onion and picked young with nice, dark green leaves and a shiny, intense red inner core.

Can also be grown as a maincrop, storing bulb onion at 130 days from germination producing crimson purple bulbs of excellent intense peppery flavour. Stores well.

Cultivation advice Purple Spring Onion Lilia

Days to Germination: 10-14
Days To Harvest:  60-90
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Spacing, Row: 6-8 inches
Spacing, Plant: 1inches (6in for mature onions)
Light:  Full Sun or Partial Shade

  • Sow directly outdoors, depth 1/4 to 1/2 inch, in full sun to partial shade and well drained soil from as soon as the ground can be worked in Spring.
  • Planting Space rows 6-8 inches apart.  Scatter seed in the row at the rate of 3 seeds per inch.
  • Harvest alternative young plants in 60 days and if required leave the remainder to mature.
  • Fertile, moist soil enriched with compost is best for onion production.