- Dark red, globe shaped, slightly pungent, hybrid
- Size Potential: 3-4"
- Storage Potential: Approximately 6-8 months
- Days to Harvest: 100-110
Not only is it brilliantly colored throughout, but it will store up to 8 months! This long day hybrid onion plant produces large, round, richly dark red to purple onions with a slightly pungent flavor that will add attractive color to any dish. When left to mature, this onion will have intense purplish rings throughout. The Red Zeppelin offers a balanced combination of flavor and shelf life. However, this onion will do much better in the northern portions of long day areas since it is a late maturing variety. We recommend this variety as your long day storage red selection.
The total price of your onion plant order will be determined at checkout. Pricing is based on the total number of bunches purchased (see chart to the left).
Customer Reviews of Red Zeppelin
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- posted by George Wilt Martinsburg WV on 2017-03-24 11:55:54
Been growing with Dixondale onions for years. Red Zepplins excelled last year. Picked in July and still eating stored onions in April 2017....Wow Martinsburg, WV
- Just finishing the last of them
- posted by Lou Barba, Whitney Point, NY on 2015-04-30 10:36:33
We harvested these in September, early October, and we're just finishing the last of them. Kept for seven Months. Amazing! Whitney Point, NY
- Eat your own, all year long!
- posted by Leni Horst on 2015-02-02 17:32:58
Absolutely the best onion I've ever grown! Grown in aged chicken manure, they were 5-6 inches in diameter with beautiful form. Cured properly, they last for ages. I ate RZ's out of the root cellar until July and then ate them young and fresh until my fall harvest. In October, I stocked the cellar again. It's a treat to have an endless supply and eat them with abandon!
- The best keepers I have encountered.
- posted by Donald Smith Harwinton, CT on 2015-01-19 09:09:28
I have ordered these for the past 3 years. The are the best keepers I have encountered and do quite well here in the hills of northwestern Connecticut.
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- posted by Alice Hill on 2014-10-18 18:13:57
I love the red river onions. I live in Montana and grow some of every variety of onion Dixondale Farms sells. I have not had as large of red onions as this year. It is October 18th in Montana and I just finished picking the last of my onions and they are all really great. The red candy apple and the white super stars that were still in the ground started to bolt but that was just a few that I had not picked. I have sold onions to a lot of people and let them know where I get my plants. Some have started ordering plants from me. Great plants. I only had a problem one year.
- posted by Sheri Fischer on 2014-08-01 16:28:48
Red Zeppelin onions do well in SW Pennsylvania and taste great!Coraopolis, Pa
- LONG LASTING
- posted by TOM ROEHL on 2013-03-13 18:14:58
BEAUTIFUL ONIONS.KEEP VERY WELL IF DRIED PROPERLY.HARVESTED SEPT.2012 ATE LAST ONE MARCH 11,2013-LORETTO, MN
- posted by Meaghan on 2013-02-26 17:02:05
These are my favorite variety! They grow very well here in Northern Illinois. The flavor is great, and they are the longest-storing variety I've found yet. They always last me well into January or February if we haven't already eaten all of them!
- red zeppelin
- posted by Brenda on 2012-02-28 13:28:38
just cooked up the last two I had in storage. They were wonderful...wish I had not given so many away last fall....hahha-SAINT JOHNS, MI
- Red Zeplin winner
- posted by Steve on 2012-02-25 02:47:11
excellent eating. they won me the special award at the county fair. all were in between a softball and baseball in size and uniform in shape and color. can't tell you how long they will store, we ate them all right away. RAYMOND, WA
- Red Zeppelin
- posted by Lynn Gubnitsky on 2012-02-02 11:16:43
..get them every yr, absolute HUGE last season & still happily eating in Feb., will compare with Red Wing this yr..RAVENA, NY
- Red Zeppelin
- posted by Chuck Cooper on 2011-10-12 09:56:55
The Red Zeppelin is the best onion we have grown. It gets huge and last year it kept better than the Copra (Copra keeps very well). Keep up the good work.Covington, PA
- posted by Jeannie Max on 2011-09-30 16:28:31
Wonderful results with Red Zepplin this year. Most are baseball size. Looking forward to see how long they store this winter. Will definitely order again in 2012.Ramsey, MN
- Red Zep
- posted by Lynn Gubnitsky on 2011-04-10 19:14:02
Last year's Red Zep onions were HUGE, & we just finished them up about a month ago (just south of Albany, NY); hope weather this year is as good for growing as last year.
- Red Zeppelin
- posted by Jen on 2011-01-14 18:35:00
This is my favorite red onion. It has great flavor, the size is huge, and the best of all is the long storage life. I have grown these onions for the past 2 years and I can tell you they are a great storage onion. They stored for a good 11 months I am sure they would have been good longer but I ran out. We needed to cut back the size of our garden this year and the 1st thing my daughter said was well you have to get the red zeppelin onions you know they are my favorite. HARTLAND, WI
- Best Plants, Best Price, Best Service
- posted by Mark House on 2009-11-10 08:10:29
Have been gardening for 20years. Have tried plants, sets, and seeds. Eight years ago I found Dixondale. The plants are allways the best, and the helpful hints via newsletter are allways welcom. BEST OF ALL THE ONIONS (SWEET 10, COPRA) grown in my garden keep the neighbors, and my family well supplied. Last, the service and prices are great. Thanks from Iowa.
- Red Zepplin onion
- posted by james coffelt on 2009-09-02 09:53:20
These onions came out great, very large, globe shapped and easy to grow. Will reorder next year. James Coffelt, Novi, Mi.
- Red Zeppelin
- posted by Bob Potcher on 2009-02-20 11:18:18
I have purchased plants from Dixondale for years. They are always excellant quality! Farming on the northern border of PA we purchase long day, long storage varietys. Our harvest of copra and 1st edition last until the next harvest. Growing red zeppelin last year,they did well with the majority sizing at about 3". As it is late Feb. we are still using red zep with only a few bulbs sprouting! Thus said we still prefer Red Bull! It is better flavor and doesn't double bulb within. How about a choice? An added note, has health difficulties with store bought onions but none with those grown from your plants! We use alot of onions!
- Good Red Zepelin
- posted by Casey Fisher on 2009-01-26 18:09:18
These Onions grow well in North Idaho and I still have some in storage.
- Red Zepplin
- posted by Rohwer's Farm on 2009-01-13 15:51:34
This onion is by far the best tasting onion we grew last year. We planted these along with Mars to sell at the market. It is now the second week of January and we are still selling these. The Mars stored alright but the Red Zepplin kept their flavor much better. They are still just as good now as they were when we pulled them fresh. We will be planting these again for certain
- Red Zeppelin
- posted by Marshall Jespersen on 2008-12-04 21:45:23
We tried Red Zeppelin when we could not get Red Bull. It is still a good onion with excellent taste, but the size and storage qualities are not as good as Red Bull in my opinion. I'd love to be able to plant both in the same year to see how they compared.
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- posted by gary wilson on 2008-11-29 21:43:25
red zeppelin produced ok in my garden reb bull were awesome
- Very Nice!
- posted by Misty on 2008-11-15 07:14:35
I am in Northern NJ and had great success with these onions. Nice large bulbs. It is now November and they are storing well. I like them better than Red Bull.
- Onion extravaganza
- posted by Karin Boom on 2008-11-14 12:43:48
In 2008 we planted ten bundles of mixed varieties including sweet spanish, copra, big daddy, burgermaster and red zeppelin. These were the most amazing onions we have ever grown. Red zeppelins and burgermasters are the size of baseballs and softballs. They flourished and dried down beautifully and we are so pleased with all of them. We can't wait for next season to try some additional varieties. Thanks
- Red Zeppelin
- posted by Jay Payne on 2008-08-02 15:55:13
Out of the many varieties I've tried from Dixondale this is by far the worst and a total waste of space. Red Bull did so well for me and only when assured by them this one was better did I try it. The only one where the bulbs never got as big a golf ball. Most of the other varieties made nice sized bulbs. Hopefully you will add another good red varieity. Because this one is a failure.
- RED TROPEA, CIPPOLINI, RED BULL
- posted by TOM ANDREWS on 2007-11-02 21:09:11
AS ALWAYS THESE DID WELL HERE IN COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS. I UNDERSTAND SOME OF YOUR SEED (TROPEA, CIPPOLINI) IS FROM FRANCHI THROUGH BILL MCKAY AT GROWITALIAN.COM. HE'S NEARBY AND I'VE GROWN HIS SEED HERE, TOO, WITH EXCELLENT RESULTS. HOWEVER, YOUR PLANTS ARE SO MUCH EASIER! THANKS FOR TAKING SOME OF THE WORK OUT OF THIS EFFORT! ACTUALLY RED BULL WAS VERY GOOD HERE, THOUGH A BIT SMALL SINCE IT DIDN'T GET THE MAX SUN AND SPACE TO GROW. IT'S A KEEPER HERE. I'LL CERTAINLY TRY RED ZEPPELIN NEXT. NOTE THAT THE CIPPOLINI MAKES EXCELLENT SCALLIONS UP NORTH THROUGH MAY OR EARLY JUNE. SINCE THIS ONION HAS A THIN SKIN, ITS EARLY SCALLIONS DON'T HAVE "PAPER" TO CONTEND WITH. ANOTHER NOTE: A FEW LEEKS FROM '06 CAME UP AGAIN IN '07. I DIDN'T DIG ALL OF THEM BACK THEN. WHAT FUN, THEY'RE HUGE! MANY THANKS!