Garden Onion (Allium cepa 'Red Wing') in the Onions Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 18-20 Inches
Plant Spread: 4-8 Inches
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Time: Summer
Foliage Mound Height: 18-20 Inches
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Vegetable
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Location: Sherwood OregonDate: September
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Location: My PlaceDate: Aug. 23, 2013Three Onions: 1# 10.8 Ounces
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Location: Sherwood OregonDate: 2017-03-27
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Posted by TBGDN (Indiana - Zone 5a) on Aug 23, 2013 7:39 PM

Last year (2012) was the first year ever for Red Wing in our gardens. We bought plants after reading of their long storage quality. To make a long story short, 2012 was a disaster here for drought, high temperatures, and suffocating humidity levels. Most of the vegetables survived (with plenty of irrigation), but Red Wing was the champion survivor among the onions! And, along with our Kennebec potatoes, these onions lasted us well into April, 2013. Now with a near normal growing season, it looks like we have a bumper crop of these in addition to our Copra, Candy, and Big Daddy onions. Their size seems above average too. An excellent choice for keeping long term.

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