1714 - ONION MONTORESE (Ramata rosa)
Special selection of an ancient variety with a medium-early cycle for spring sowing and harvest at the end of July. The bulb has a large, slightly flattened round shape. Coppery color, light red wine tending to pink. Very sweet taste. The thick and consistent tunics make it suitable for any type of cooking.
Sowing and transplanting: at home or in seedbeds, transplanting the seedlings when they are 10-15 cm high. Short day variety: sowing in summer-autumn, transplanting in September-October, early spring-early summer harvest. Long day variety: planted in February-March; in seedbeds in December-February, transplant in March-April,
harvest in summer. These are the varieties to be kept for consumption in autumn-winter.
Distances: between the rows 20-40 cm., On the row 15-20 cm.
Advice: when the leaves of the onions for winter consumption are yellowed, remove the bulb and let it dry on the ground in full sun for 5-7 days.
Store in a dry and ventilated place.
Growing onions in rows alongside parsley or celery helps keep the onion fly away.
Seed needed: in seedbed 3 gr. per square meter; at home 40-50 gr. for 100 sqm.