North Holland Red Blood
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A wonderful, dual-purpose spring onion with a rich, crimson, outer skin and a sweet, mild taste. Beautiful in salads or as a storage onion.
North Holland Red Blood Onion Seeds
[70 days] Also known as “Redmate,” This popular spring onion is one of the sweetest salad onions around. Its dramatic colour will liven up any raw dish and its mild flavour makes it particularly wonderful not only in salads, but also on sandwiches or as a condiment. Left in the ground longer, they’ll make an excellent storage onion, yielding bulbs with a deep burgundy colouring and a sweet, mild flavour.
Delicious and full of flavour, North Holland spring onions are delicious chopped raw in all types of savoury salads, or used in stir-fries.
Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 10cm (4").
How long does it take North Holland Red Blood Onions to grow from seed? Onion Seeds take about five months to fully mature, if you are growing onions for the first time it is usually recommended to grow from sets. North Holland Red Blood Onion sets mature around 2 months and are less likely to catch diseases from your soil and insects.
Can you soak Onion seeds before planting out in the garden? Many gardeners believe that soaking North Holland Red Blood Onion seeds before planting offers higher germination rates. Depending on the recommendations you can soak your onion seeds from 15 minutes to a few hours. Some keen growers recommend soaking your onion seeds in warm water or compost tea to help speed up germination.
Do North Holland Red Blood Onions require full sun to grow from seeds? Onions require at least 13 hours of light on daily basis to form a bulb. To ensure you have an North Holland Red Blood Onion Summer harvest you need to plant your Onions out as soon as your soil is movable in the Spring.
North Holland Red Blood Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 70 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Overwinter Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Suited for small space growing
Sow and Harvest Times