When I went to buy some onion sets from Southern States a month back, they didn’t have any. They said they forgot to order them. But they did have some red onion sets.
I bought a bundle of 100 tiny plants and put them in the ground. Last week, I pulled up a few to go with a salad I had made, mainly to add a bit of color.
They were the best spring onions I have ever eaten – sweet, crisp, delicious. They will be my new go-to onions to plant each spring.
Red onions are known for their sharp flavor and their color. They can grow quite large, but mine will not last that long. They are too good to eat as a scallion size.
I planted a variety known as Red Baron Bunching Onion. They can go in the ground in early spring and throughout the year. If I can find any this fall, I’ll put more out.
These are special onions that I will be sure to seek out. I highly recommend them to other backyard gardeners.