Ed Hume Seeds

Red Bunching Onions, Scarlet Bandit

ONION Scarlet Bandit Bunching

A bunching onion with colorful streaks of red at the base of the slender bulbs. Color intesifies in cold weather. Use as you would regular bunching onions. Also known as scallions. Maturity from 60 to 80 days.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Outdoors from early spring or as soon as soil is workable. Cover seeds with 1/4 inch light soil.

SPACING: Leave 12 to 15 inches between rows. For close seeding in solid beds, space plants 1 to 2 inches apart in all directions.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When plants are 2 inches high, thin to 1 inch apart for bunching onions.

GERMINATION: Approximately 10 to 14 days, depending upon soil an weather. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Sow new crop every 3 to 4 weeks from March to August to help extend harvest season. Late plantings will over-winter for spring harvest. Harvest and use young thin onions as chives.  Hill up soil slightly around base of plant for more color on bulbs.


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