Red Sapphire (Hybrid)

Onion

Red Sapphire is a vibrant red onion with strong plant growth and a sturdy root system. This globe-shaped variety has deep cherry red skin and ranges in size from jumbo to large. Red Sapphire is an overwinter long day onion with good pink root tolerance.

  • Adaptable
  • Good yield
  • Good internal and external color

Disease Key

CODE DISEASE PATHOGEN
Foc Basal rot Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cepae
Pt Pink root Pyrenochaeta terrestris

Resistance Terminology

HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.

IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.

T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.