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 5°C
    Sow 2cm deep in rows 15cm apart as thinly as possible.
    Harvest: May to September