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Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

For supplies, such as fertilizers and pest and disease controls, the OG symbol identifies products that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.

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ParadeOrganic Onion Seed

3850G

Product ID: 3850G

Organic bunching onion.

Parade has bright white stalks with no bulbing, and dark green, erect foliage. Very uniform, upright growth makes for easy harvest and cleaning. Organically grown. Avg. 209,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 500 seeds.

Product Price Qty
3850GPacket  $3.95 
3850G1,000 Seeds  $4.20 
3850G5,000 Seeds  $11.95 
3850G25,000 Seeds  $49.25 
3850G100,000 Seeds  $160.00 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   65

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Shipping Information & Notes

Please note that Parade is an open-pollinated variety.
Subsequent to our catalog publication, we were advised by our supplier that Parade is not a hybrid.
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Growing Information

Onions



CULTURE: Seed can be sown in early spring for summer use, and in July or August for fall and spring use. Bunching onions prefer a soil with a pH of 6.2–6.8. Extra-hardy varieties will normally survive the winter if the soil is well drained.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow ¼–½" apart in rows of 2–3" wide bands, ½" deep. Thin to about an inch apart only if large diameter is needed. Keep well cultivated so that plants receive maximum light.
TRANSPLANTING: Beginning in late spring, when 8–18" tall and pencil-thick, transplant outdoors 6" apart, rows 24" apart in holes dibbled about 6" deep. Only 1–2" of leaves need extend above the soil surface. Do not firm soil — allow irrigation or rain to fill in the dibble hole.
BLANCHING: During the growing period hill the plants with soil 2 or 3 times, higher with each hoeing. This forces the leaves higher up the plant resulting in extra-long blanched stalks and a much greater edible portion. When using the "dibble method", hilling is reduced or eliminated.
HARVEST:
Loosen with fork or underminer and gather. Wash, hydrocool, and hold at near freezing until shipped or displayed.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 1 oz./250', 4 oz./1,000', 1 lb./4,000', 7½ lb./acre at 50 seeds/ft. in 2" wide bands 18" apart.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 180,000–215,000 (avg. 200,000).
PACKET: 500 seeds, sows 10'.


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