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Onion 'Red Creole'  

Allium cepa var. cepa

Belonging to the Allium genus (Allium cepa var. cepa 'Red Creole'), Red Creole is a variety of Onion. Red Creole is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Leaves appear approximately as a   Green Haze colour.

Pungent, spicy purple-red onion great for Southern climates.1 Excellent for storing.

This variety is a Vegetable that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Red Creole is known for growing with a stemless-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).

United States is believed to be where Red Creole originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Red Creole Onion is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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How to grow Onion 'Red Creole'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Keep well watered and free of weeds.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red Creole is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will typically do well in a variety of different extremes of cold temperature. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Red Creole are Zone 3 and Zone 10. Planting Red Creole in loamy, clay and sandy soil with a ph of between 6.0 and 7.0 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to neutral soil.

Growing Red Creole from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between Onion plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Red Creole about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red Creole

As Red Creole is very hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Red Creole

These onions produce flat, hard bulbs.

Onion 'Red Creole' information

How long does Red Creole take to grow?

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When should I sow Red Creole?

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Red Creole folklore & trivia

Developed in California in 1962.1

Misspellings of Onion 'Red Creole'

Red Creiole

Other Names for Onion 'Red Creole'

Onion Red Creole



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