Red Karmen Onion Sets
Spring Planting: we begin shipping in late April through May beginning with the warmest hardiness zones, so you receive your products at the proper time for planting.
Red onions from sets. Perfect for salads or sliced on top of burgers. Red sets are earlier maturing and easier to grow than onions from seed. Red Karmen produces high globe shaped onions dark red skin. Mid term storage. 90 sets/pkg. Approx. 300-350 sets per kg. This is just an approximate number, as the size of the sets vary from year to year depending on the growing conditions.
Please Note: 10kg and 20kg bags are only available for shipping within the Maritime provinces, if you are in the Maritimes and would like to order, please call Customer Service at 1-800-363-7333 to add these sizes to your order.
Sold as: Pkg of 90
To plant onion sets, simply press sets into the soil about 2 inches apart. Later thin to about 4-6 inches apart to allow bulbs to mature. Bunching onions can be left at 1-11⁄2 inches apart. Space shallots 1 inch apart in rows 4 inches apart.
Onions benefit from full sun, soil pH of 6.0-7.5 and a well-drained soil with plenty of compost or well-rotted manure added. Feed with a complete balanced fertilizer during the growing season, particularly when the bulbs start to form.
To harvest storage onions: when onion tops begin to fall over, turn brown and wither, it is time to harvest. Tipping bulbs over to break some of the roots will speed drying. Pull and place onions in dry, warm airy location out of direct sun for up to 3 weeks to cure. After curing process is complete, store in cool, dry location. The drier the onions, the better they store.
Pests & Diseases:
Storage rot may be the result of diseases encountered during the growing season. Onions should be cured before storing.
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