Red Defender produces high yields of large bulbs that have a dark exterior color and an excellent interior color. It's an excellent transplant red onion and if direct sown early in the season it make good size. Bulbs are uniform for shape and size and when properly cured they store well for late fall sales. This is a good hybrid red onion for direct market sales.
Daylength: Long Day (requires 14-16 hours of daylength to begin to bulb)
Approximately 101,280 seeds per pound
Soil temperature: 60 - 65 degrees fahrenheit
Seeding depth: 0.25 - 0.5 inches
Germination days: 6 - 12 days
Grow on temperature day: 55 - 60 degrees fahrenheit