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Allium cepa. 'Red Karmen'


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

Height: 8-12"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Long-cultivated and no longer known in the wild.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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