In the Northwest, seed is sown in late August and a crop of very large, flattened, ultra-mild onions is harvested early the next summer. May be spring planted in colder regions where overwintering is not ideal. Spring-sown crops will not be as big or sweet as overwintered crops, but still milder and juicier than other varieties from spring planting. Nice as a "green top" onion. Not for storage. Adaptation: 35°-55° latitude. Offered in bunches, avg. 50-60 plants per bunch (Unit). Also offered as seeds.
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Latin Name: Allium cepa
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Shipping Information & Notes
This product cannot be shipped to the following states:AE, AP, AS, FM, GU, ID, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
This product cannot be shipped to Canada
This product cannot be shipped outside the United States or Canada
SHIPPING NOTES: 1) Onion plants are shipped weekly from mid-January through the end of April, starting in the southern U.S. You may choose your desired ship week or plants will be sent at the appropriate planting time for your location (by USDA Plant Hardiness Zone). Please be aware that by choosing ship dates earlier than the recommended date for your zone, there is a chance that the product could freeze in transit.
2) Plants arrive as dormant starts. Expect them to be dry and/or pale in color due to dormancy and shipping. They are very hardy and will thrive if cared for properly.
3) Offered in bunches of approximately 50-60 plants, one variety per bunch.
4) Plants are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service within the continental U.S. Please provide a street address if ordering the larger sizes.
5) Plants are shipped via UPS to AK and HI. Please provide a street address.
6) Onion plants cannot be shipped to ID, outside the U.S., or to U.S. territories.
CULTURE: Onions require a fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Sandy loam soils are ideal, but raised beds or raised rows are recommended for heavier soils to promote soil drainage. Full sun is required for optimal growth. DIRECT SEEDING: In April or early May, or as soon as the soil can be prepared in early spring, sow in a 2" wide band, about 2 seeds/in., 1/4- 1/2" deep, rows 12-18" apart. Thin to 1 1/2-2" apart for highest yields in fertile soil. Thin to 3-4" apart for larger onions and 4" apart for the "sweet mild" type. TRANSPLANTING: For varieties of the "sweet mild" class, and for the storage type in extremely short-season areas, sow seeds indoors in flats in late February to mid-March. Broadcast 1/2" apart and cover 1/4". Tops may be clipped to 5" tall. Transplant to the garden 4" apart, or sow 5 seeds in each cell of 1-1 1/2" diameter plug trays, thinning to 3 per cell. Transplant each cell 6" apart. CULTIVATION: Keep onions well weeded with shallow cultivation. WATER: Onions are shallow rooted and grow best with at least an inch per week of rain or irrigation. DISEASES: Set-grown onions are more prone to disease than seed-grown onions. If you grow from both sets and seeds, plant in different locations to help avoid any disease spreading to the seed-grown crop. HARVEST: When onions have begun to develop skins and tops are falling over, pull and sun-cure at least a week before removing tops. STORAGE: When dry, clip off tops and store in onion bags or shallow boxes at near freezing and 65-70% humidity. DAY LENGTH: Onion varieties differ in the length of day required to make a bulb. Those requiring fewer daylight hours are grown in the South where the daylight period during summer is shorter than in the North. Most of our varieties are of the "medium" or "long-day" type, and if they are grown in the South, the days there are too short to initiate good bulb development. Refer to "Adaptation" in each variety description for details. DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract 10-15 days if transplants are used. AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 325'/oz., 1M/50', 5M/250', 25M/1,250', 580M/acre @ 20 seeds/ft., in rows 18" apart. TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 4,900 plants/oz., 78,750/lb. SIZED SEEDS: Standard on all varieties. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 95,000-125,000 (avg. 105,000). PACKET: 250 seeds sows 12' or makes 140 plants.