Belonging to the Allium genus (Allium cepa var. cepa 'Red Baron'), Red Baron is a variety of Onion. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Purple mountain majesty and Pastel purple and Dark pastel purple. When fully grown, they tend to grow to a diameter of 5.0 cm (that's 1.95 inches in imperial).The mature flowers are of a Double form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Pansy purple and Tyrian purple. Leaves appear approximately as a Ao green and Dark spring green colour.
Red Baron has the normal onion foliage,of long hollow leaves but the onions are shiny red bulbs, with good, strong flavour.Red Baron grows as a Biennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Biennial, it tends to grow best over the course of two years. Red Baron is known for growing with a erect-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial). This variety tends to bloom in late summer.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Red Baron Onion is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Weed onions as they grow to keep competition to a minimum, water as the bulb develops.
Keep evenly moist to help reduce bolting
Stores well, select only sound bulbs to plait into a string
Can be grown from seed, and this is the cheapest way. Start seed early in the season and transplant when large enough to handle
Usually grown from sets.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Red Baron about 28 days before your last frost date.
Can also be grown from sets, planted as soon as the soil is workable in early spring.
Or transplant seedlings in to well prepared ground in mid spring
Red Baron is ready for harvest in late summer to early autumn when the bulbs have reached a reasonable sizeThis variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.