Red Wethersfield


Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and first listed commercially in 1834 by Hovey and Company of Boston. This gorgeous onion was once the prized production crop of Wethersfield, Connecticut in the 18th and 19th centuries. Large flattened globes with deep purplish-red skin. Mildly pungent flesh with red concentric circles. Best used for fresh eating, canning and salads. Average keeper. Extremely rare.



Additional information

Weight N/A
Seed Type


Latin Name:

Allium cepa

Alternate Names

Dark Red Beauty

Onion Type

Long Day


10-21 days


100 days from transplant


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow in spring.
In northern climates it is recommended to start indoors, sprinkling multiple seeds into each container, 8 weeks before last frost date.

Planting Depth:



Plant 2 seeds per inch in rows 12-18" apart. Thin to 4-6" apart for larger onions.
To transplant, separate young plants and set 4-6" apart.

Seed Count

+/- 6,940 per ounce; 111,090 per pound

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