Red Nugent Onion
Red Nugent Onion is a hybrid, long-day onion variety that produces beautiful, dark red, medium-sized onions. A widely-adapted variety that performs well in a wide variety of soil types in all long-day planting regions. Vibrant colors on the inside and outside. Allium cepa. 115 days to maturity.
250 seeds per packet
Be sure to check out our Onion Growing Guide for helpful tips & tricks on how to successfully grow onions in your garden.
Red Nugent Onion is a hybrid, long-day onion variety that is matures earlier than most red onion varieties. This is a globe-shaped, medium-sized onion with great coloration on the exterior and interior. Red Nugent is widely-adapted for different soil types in long-day onion planting regions.
Red Nugent Onion can be direct-seeded or transplanted, although we recommend transplanting. For direct-seeding, plant Seeds 2″ apart along the row with a row spacing of 24″. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings to a 6″ plant spacing along the row. Red Nugent Onion Seeds can be planted with our Hoss Garden Seeder. We recommend using a #1 seed plate and modifying the hole size slightly to accommodate the onion variety being planted. For denser plantings, more holes may need to be drilled to accommodate a thicker spacing.
For transplanting, plant one seed per cell in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Once the green stems reach 6-8″ in length and/or they can be easily pulled from the seed trays, the transplants are ready to go in the ground. Transplant onions 4-6″ apart along the row with a row spacing of 24″. If drip irrigation is used, onions may be planted on double rows with drip irrigation in the middle. We suggest burying the drip tape 3-4″ deep and planting on both sides of the tape.
Red Nugent Onion Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: early spring
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 4″
Row Spacing: 12-18″
Days to Maturity: 115
Disease Tolerance: Pink Root Rot, Fusarium Basal Rot
Onion Planting Guide
Select an onion variety based on your geographical location. In many cases, intermediate-day varieties can be grown in southern long-day regions and northern short-day regions.
- Plant in fall and overwinter for a spring harvest
- Start the bulbing process when day length reaches 10-12 hours
- Plant in late winter for an early summer harvest
- Start the bulbing process when day length reaches 12-14 hours
- Plant in spring for a mid-summer harvest
- Start the bulbing process when day length reaches 14-16 hours