Allium cepa. 'Red Karmen' is a beautiful edible onion known for its red colour and deliciously sweet yet spicy flavour.
Allium cepa 'Red Karmen' is a versatile and delicious gourmet onion used in a variety of dishes all over the world. This cultivar has large, globe-shaped bulbs with dark red paper skins and white flesh with red rings inside. Ideally suited consuming in its raw state due to its sweetness with just a hint of spice, awesome colour and crunch. Plant in spring for a late summer harvest. Stop watering in August and harvest when tops have wilted and turned brown. Consume immediately throughout the season or cure for storage.
Common Name: Onion
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Stem Colour: Green
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Long-cultivated and no longer known in the wild.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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