Monastrell Organic Onion Seed

$7.99
    Description

    SCIENTIFIC NAME:
    Allium cepa

    CULTURE:
    Onions require full sun and fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0–7.0. Sandy loam soils are ideal; in heavier soils, use raised beds or raised rows to promote soil drainage.

    DIRECT SEEDING:
    In April or early May, 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.

    CULTIVATION:
    Keep onions well weeded with shallow cultivation.

    WATER:
    Onions are shallow-rooted and grow best with at least 1" per week of rain or irrigation, especially during the bulbing phase.

    DISEASES:
    Adequate air circulation and crop rotation aids in reducing the risk of foliar disease.

    HARVESTING AND STORAGE:
    When necks become soft and tops are falling over, pull and sun-cure for at least 2–7 days, depending on the weather. Move to a protected location to finish drying. When dry, clip off tops and roots and store in onion bags or shallow boxes at near freezing and 65–70% humidity.

    DAY LENGTH:
    Onion bulbing is triggered by day length, and the maximum day length during the growing season increases from south to north. Short-day onions are grown at lower latitudes in the South, while intermediate and long-day onions are grown at higher latitudes. Refer to "Adaptation" in each variety description for details.

    DAYS TO MATURITY:
    From direct seeding; subtract 10–15 days for days to maturity from transplant.

    Contains 250 seeds.

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