Onion Red Tropea
Red Tropea Onion Vegetable Seeds
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Red Tropea Onion Vegetable Seeds


  • Italian heirloom onion.
  • Mild and sweet flavour.
  • Intermediate, day variety.
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ONION ‘Red Tropea’ Seeds

Common name: Red Tropea Onion
Scientific name: Allium cepa
Family: Amaryllidaceae

Red Tropea Onion is a renowned variety celebrated for its sweet, mild flavor and vibrant red color. Originally from Italy, this heirloom onion is perfect for fresh salads, grilling, and caramelizing. Prized for their versatility in the kitchen, they add a burst of color and flavor to any dish.

  • Also known as Cipolla di Tropea.
  • Perfect for fresh salads, grilling, roasting, and caramelizing.
  • Produces elongated, torpedo-shaped bulbs with a deep red hue.
  • Can be eaten raw or cooked.
  • Hardy and suitable for a range of climates.
  • Best grown in well-drained soil with plenty of sunlight.
  • Can be stored for several months after harvesting.
  • Good disease resistance.

Growing Instructions:

  • Sow When:
    • Temperate: Autumn and early spring
    • Subtropical: Autumn and winter
    • Tropical: Autumn and winter
    • Arid: Autumn and early spring
    • Cool: Early spring
  • Germination: Seeds germinate best when soil temperatures range between 15°C and 20°C.
  • Depth: Plant seeds approximately 1 cm deep in the soil.
  • Position: Thrives in full sun, in a location with well-drained soil.
  • Sow Where: Direct sow seeds outdoors in well-prepared soil, or start indoors and transplant seedlings when they are robust enough to handle.
  • Soil Type: Prefer fertile, well-drained soil with added compost.
  • Spacing: Space plants approximately 10-15 cm apart in rows 30 cm apart to allow for adequate growth and airflow.
  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Reduce watering as onions mature to avoid rot.
  • Harvest: Harvest when the tops begin to yellow and fall over, typically 100-120 days after sowing. Cure the onions in a warm, dry place for several days before storage.


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Product Specifications

  • Botanical name: Allium cepa.
  • Non-GMO.
  • No chemical treatment.
  • Open pollinated, non-hybrid.
  • Heirloom variety: Red Tropea.
  • Seeds per gram: Approx. 250 – 350.
  • We do not ship to WA or Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.