Red onion

Red onion 'Rossa Savonese'

Red onion - Red onion  'Rossa Savonese'

Common Name: Red onion
Genus: Red onion
Cultivar: 'Rossa Savonese'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Height: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Spread: 0.10 m (10 cm)


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich moisture retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: full hardy

    This variety is a flat red onion from the area around Savona in the North of Italy. The red skin in translucent making the onion look almost pink. It has a mild and sweet flavour so is very tasty when eaten raw in salads but can also be cooked.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow indoors - July to September for larger onions and plant out in February to April
    Sow outside March to May when the air temperature is above 5C
    Sow 2cm deep in rows 15cm apart as thinly as possible.
    Harvest: May to September