Red Torpedo Onions from Peaceful Valley

Italian Red Torpedo Onion

Details

  • Day Length Requirement: Peaceful Valley considers them to be Intermediate and Long Day
  • Type: 
  • Shape: torpedo-shaped
  • Color: red to purple skin, light red flesh
  • Maturity: 95-200 days
  • Size: 6-8″ long, 3″ wide
  • Taste: mild, sweet flavor
  • Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance: 
    • red cultivars are thought to be especially prone to bolting (RIEOG-356)
  • Storage: short keeper

Notes:

  • best suited to the south
  • decorative; especially suited as a salad onion

Sources: (where to buy)

Results from My Garden:

  • 2010-2011: 14 onions harvested; 4 lbs total; 4.5 oz each
  • 2011-2012: 9 onions harvested; 3 lbs total; 5 oz each
  • 2012-2013: no records kept
  • 2013-2014: 1 lb transplants = 26 onions
    • planted biointensively @ 4″ in late October (10/31)
    • only a few bolted in early May (2 large scallions)
    • had to harvest very early (mid-May), so they didn’t get to be full-sized
    • Total Harvest:
      • 13 onions, 2.25 lbs total
      • small-medium sized bulbs, averaging 3-4 oz (not fully sized when harvested)

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