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Onion 'Red Baron'        

Allium cepa var. cepa

  • 52 plantings
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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.

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

How to grow Red Baron

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red Baron is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to go dormant over the long winter months. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Red Baron 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 Baron from seed

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.

Aim to sow 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Red Baron

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

As Red Baron 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 Baron

Red Baron is ready for harvest in late summer to early autumn when the bulbs have reached a reasonable size

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.

Other Names for Onion 'Red Baron'

Red onion