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Red Torpedo Tropea Onion Plants

SKU #RT
Availability: In Stock
Red, Torpedo Shaped, OP
  • 50-75 Red Torpedo Tropea onion plants per bunch
  • Red, Torpedo Shape, Sweet, Open Pollinated
  • Size Potential: 6" in length
  • Storage Potential: 3 months
  • Days to Harvest: 110

Market this unique variety at farmers' markets as it's seldom found in retail outlets due to very little commercial production. This wonderful old Italian specialty onion is originally from Tropea, the Calabrian town in Italy known for its superb cuisine. Italian torpedo onions can be used in any stage. When pulled as baby onions, just as the stems start to swell, their beautiful, bright magenta color, mild flavor, and crunchy texture work well in salads. When they bulb up, they have an elongated torpedo shape and develop a deep pungent flavor.

Onion Plant Prices for 2021

-EXCLUDES LEEKS & SHALLOTS-
(based on total no. of bunches)

Each bunch contains 50-75 plants. Onion plant varieties can be mixed when determining total price of bunches. Each order cannot be split to ship to multiple addresses.

NO. OF TOTAL BUNCHES/PRICE*
  • 01 $13.45
  • 02 $19.90
  • 03 $24.90
  • 04 $30.60
  • 05 $35.50
  • 06 $40.20
  • 07 $44.45
  • 08 $48.80
  • 09 $53.10
  • 10 $57.00
  • 11 $60.50
  • 12 $63.60
  • 13 $66.30
  • 14 $68.60
  • 15 $72.00
  • 16 $75.20
  • 17 $78.20
  • 18 $81.00
  • 19 $83.60
  • 20 $86.00
  • 21 $88.20
  • 22 $90.20
  • 23 $92.00
  • 24 $93.60
  • 25 $95.00
  • 26 $96.20
  • 27 $97.20
  • 28 $98.00
  • 29 $98.60
  • 30 $99.90

Free Shipping! *Alaska and Hawaii customers will be charged $2.00 per bunch over 10 bunches for shipping/handling once the order has been processed.

After 30 bunches, the pricing starts over. Each order over 30 bunches is a separate shipment since in addition to their standard shipping charges, both UPS and Fedex charge an additional surcharge on each package for fuel, residential delivery, dimensional weight, and delivery area outside major metropolitan areas. For example, a 45 bunch order will be priced as a 30 bunch order and a 15 bunch order.
**Please note that price discounts are applied to single ship dates. If you wish to have your order ship on multiple ship dates (for example: Intermediate Day varieties on 11/6 and Long Day varieties on 1/4), you will be charged for two separate orders.

Case lot pricing is for single variety cases. $90.00 for 1 case (save 10%), $85.00 for 2-9 cases (save 15% per case), $80.00 for 10-19 cases (save 20% per case), and $75.00 for 20 or more (save 25% per case). When we import your order, the price of the case lots will be adjusted to reflect the discounted price for single variety cases.

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18 reviews
Grew great in Eastern Washington State
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Red Torpedo Tropea Onion Plants grew outstanding up here in Washington State even on a really bad growing season. Good size, awesome taste and and texture. First time trying this onion and will definitely plant it again. Dixondale Farms has been great to order through. Been getting starts from them for 6 to 7 years now and they are always in good shape and show up when we are ready to plant. Deer Park, Washington
Mitch Allen

Grew Great in Southern CA
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I grew these in Southern California, in the hills above San Bernardino. I had excellent results. Yucaipa, California
Mark Keller

Delicious Jam
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A friend gave me some of your Tropea onions last Spring '19. I planted them and they grew beautifully. I made Tropea onion jam with some of them. It was delicious. Thanks! Shelburne Falls, MA
Joseph P. Mattei

My Italian Roots, finally!
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15 years of searching for decent torpedoes and finally I have found them. Only wish my Italian Swiss Mom was here to see them. Just pulled them, finest crop ever. Thanks Dixondale, will order again along with many other varieties. And, to you Texans, my Dad was from Alabama, so the okra crop is looking good too. I call them: "The Food of My Peoples"
Jim Barfield

Wonderful Torpedos!
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Bought these starts at a good price, planted them all closely and used the thinning for green onions. Virtually every start made it, and now I am harvesting those wonderful tasty Italian Torpedo onions. Also, they came with great instructions, well written, and helpful. THANK YOU! Will order each year.
John VanDenBerg

treeman
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Have seen and used these onions, but never grown them. They did excellent! Nice large "torpedo" shaped onions with great flavor. Will be planting from now on. Dixondale onions never fail!
James Gracey Missouri

Delicious & a big seller
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We had great spring weather this year, and finally got the onions in on time. Not only are these our family's favorite, but our customers at farmer's market love them too. They came back again and again. Wish I'd planted many more.
BK, North-central Arkansas

GREAT
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They worked great for us in the hill country of Texas! We still have some the first week of November. Will plant more this next season. So we can share more with our friends and family.
Russ - Comfort, Texas

Fantastic!
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Next year we are doubling our onion crop. We can't believe how good these were and our customers couldn't get enough.-Elburn, IL
Rustic Road Farm

Great Onions
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I took a shot at growing these in S.C. and they did very well. They were the best selling onions this year going at the rate of a bushel a week in a 4-hour farmer's market. Will double the planting next season. As usual, great product and service from Dixondale!! South Carolina
Steve Marchetti

Tropea
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This is the second year I have grown these wonderful onions- last year I only bought a few to try them out- did not make the same mistake this year- beautiful, productive, and delicious!-Bakersfield, NC
donna

Sweet Red Tropea
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Lovely onion. I especially enjoy it in half inch slices sauteed in butter. Add some yellow squash and it's a light meal.
Nanette

Torpedo onions
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Very fun and exciting to grow. These caused quite a stir at the market last year, people were very drawn to the odd shape but more then anything we had numerous costumers coming back again and agian for these tasty mild onoins. Torpedo have become my family's favorite on the grill. PLEASANT VIEW, CO
Heidi

tropeas are cool
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Love the shape and flavor of the Tropea onions. They did very well this year in my garden in Seattle, and some got quite large. Only one year, when Dixondale said they had poor crop performance, did they wimp out on me. But this year they are back and better than ever.(2010)
marie

Red Tropea success
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My husband's family is from southern Italy, and they grow this onion there. We have had excellent success growing them, and loving sharing them with friends.
Dorothy Perri

Healthy Onion
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Tried torpedo for 1st time. Difficult growing year for many things in eastern MA. Torpedo was a good, moderate size (4-in long; 1.2-in dia) with few runts. Don't really like the thick necks which are persisting after harvest.
John Foster

Red Torpedo
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Grown in northcentral PA. This is a really great cooking onion, but plants are variable year to year. Great onion in 2006; crop failure in 2007; grew very well in 2008 but many subdivisions within each bulb. Start eating early, they do not store past Christmas.
Bill Lellis

Tropea Torpedo Success
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The better quality of your Tropea Torpedo Onions in 2008 became the most popular onion I offered for sale at the Watertown Farmers Market last summer. I sold out well before the season ended. Some onions grew to a far larger size than in previous years - some reached a length of over 7". Wonderful variety. I plan to at least double my planting of this one in 2009.
Richard Wick

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