Monastrell Organic Onion Seed
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.
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.
Keep onions well weeded with shallow cultivation.
Onions are shallow-rooted and grow best with at least 1" per week of rain or irrigation, especially during the bulbing phase.
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.
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.