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Onion 'Flat of Italy'   

Allium cepa var. cepa

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'Flat of Italy' is a Onion variety in the Allium genus with a scientific name of Allium cepa var. cepa. Flat of Italy is a heirloom variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red. Leaves appear approximately as a   La Salle Green colour.

105 DTM. Large, flat red Italian onion. Not a long keeper, meant for salads and sandwiches. Long to intermediate day.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Flat of Italy is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).

Italy is believed to be where Flat of Italy originates from.

Flat of Italy Onion is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Flat of Italy have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Flat of Italy

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Flat of Italy is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will typically do well in a variety of different extremes of cold temperature. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ideally plant in loamy, clay and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 7.0 as Flat of Italy likes to be in weakly acidic soil to neutral soil.

Growing Flat of Italy 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 Flat of Italy about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Flat of Italy

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Flat of Italy is a very hardy plant.

Harvesting Flat of Italy

Onions are flat and red in color.

Other Names for Onion 'Flat of Italy'

Piatta d’Italia, red “cipollini”