What are the pros? Big and Fun to Grow
What are the cons? Long time to mature
These onions are labeled as “long day” onions and not recommended for the south (below the 38th parallel). Well let’s say I have a propensity for challenging the norm so I wanted to see what they could do in North Carolina (35th). I germinated these in early September to over-winter. I hit them a few times in the fall with some fish fertilizer (high nitrogen). Upon transplanting the young onions in mid-March, they were already thicker than a pencil and noticeably larger than the other onions planted in tandem. I fortified the soil with a mixture of Jobe’s Veg. & Tomato fertilizer (2-5-3) along with bone meal. I hit them again with the fish fertilizer every 2 weeks or so until late May when they began to bulb. Three of them did bolt so I am not sure if I germinated too soon. Of my half-dozen experimental plants I landed some as large as 5” in diameter, probably weighing 2 or more pounds (pulled the first one June 21).
Overall, I am impressed and will grow again next year.
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