Onion Plant Varieties
Where you live makes a big difference in the variety you need to plant!
Onion plants are divided into three categories: Short Day, Intermediate Day, and Long Day.
Selecting Your Onion Plants (Daylength)
During the late spring and summer months, the number of daylight hours (daylength) increases the further north that you travel. The number of daylight hours (daylength) is critical to the development of onions. It tells the onion when to begin producing a bulb as well as when to stop growing that bulb. This is why varieties with certain day length characteristics grow well in certain areas of our country.
Onion plants are categorized into three groups, long day, intermediate day, and short day. Simply put, long day varieties begin forming bulbs when the length of day reaches 14 hours or more. They grow best in northern areas. Intermediate day onions begin bulb formation at 12 to 13 hours of daylight. They grow well in most areas of our country except the far north and deep south. Short day varieties start forming bulbs earlier in the growing season when day length reaches 10 hours or more, therefore they grow best in southern areas.
Most of the sweetest onions are short day varieties. You can grow them in northern areas, they just won't get as big, but they will be sweet. The Hybrid Candy and Walla - Walla varieties however are sweet onions that grow best in mid to northern areas.
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You may mix and match varieties. (EACH BUNCH CONTAINS 50 to 70 plants)
1 bunch order: $15.95
2 bunch order: $24.25
3 bunch order: $30.25
4 bunch order: $36.25
5 bunch order: $42.25
6 to 7 bunch order: $52.25
8 to 10 bunch order: $66.25
11 to 15 bunch order: $83.25
16 to 20 bunch order: $98.25
mixed 30 bunch order: $117.25
Wholesale (1 variety) 30 bunches: $105.00
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OUR FAVORITE FOR SOUTHERN GARDENERS! TX 1015-Y Supersweet produces a beautiful, sweet onion with yellow skin and delicious white flesh. It matures a little later than other short day varieties so it will produce better a little further north than other short day varieties. TX 1015-Y will also store better than other short day varieties.
One of the most popular varieties ever! Yellow Granex is the variety that produces the famous Vidalia onion grown in Georgia. It also produces the Noonday grown close to Tyler, Tx. As well as the Maui Sweet. It is extremely sweet and best suited for southern gardeners.
Red Burgandy is the best red onion for southern gardeners. Beautiful bright red, flat shaped onion with a tasty red ringed flesh. It is ideal for salads and sandwiches. Best suited for southern gardeners.
Longtime favorite of southern gardeners! Crystal Wax produces a white skin beauty that is mild and tasty.
Candy is our best-selling hybrid intermediate day onion. Candy grows almost everywhere! From northern Texas to the Canadian border, this variety provides a sweet onion for mid and northern areas. Produces very large globe shaped bulbs with an excellent tasting white colored flesh. One bunch contains 55 to 75 plants. Our prices include the cost to ship the plants to you.
Red Candy Apple is a new red onion variety that has improved sweetness - comparable to Hybrid Candy!
Superstar Onion is an All America Selections Winner! Superstar is a fantastic white onion for almost all of the country.
Walla Walla is our most popular sweet onion for northern gardeners. It produces a colossal yellow skin globe shaped bulb with a sweet white flesh. TOP SELLER !
Hybrid Patterson onion is the best storage onion available ! Can keep up to 12 months !
It replaces Hybrid Copra, and grows larger!
Red Wing is a great red storage onion for northern gardeners. Beautiful globe shaped red color throughout with bright red rings. Stores up to 8 months!
Our sweet, yellow spanish onions are long-time gardening favorites. These traditional varieties produce huge globe shaped bulbs with a strong yet mild flavor. They have excellent storage qualities (up to 6 months).
Our sweet, white spanish onions are long-time gardening favorites. These traditional varieties produce huge globe shaped bulbs with a strong yet mild flavor. They have excellent storage qualities (up to 6 months).