Am I Really A Yankee?
As noted earlier this year, I've been experimenting to see what would happen to long day-length varieties down here.
My expectation was that I'd get bulbs, but they'd be on the small side. Uh, huh.
Although they're just starting to fall over, I couldn't stand it anymore and randomly dug up one of the Boretana Cippolini. It measures 2 1/2 inches in diameter, and a full inch from the bottom to the start of the neck. That's a pretty good sized cippolini.
The Red topedo Tropea are standing tall, with bulbs exposed about halfway. Many of them are exposed 2 1/2-3 inches, and about 1 1/2-2 inches in diameter. Those are estimates, not measurements. But I'm certainly not going to be unhappy with performance when I get to lift them.
Now, here's the killer. The Stockton Sweet Reds, which are an intermediate day-length (supposedly where I am) are doing the worst. They're on the small side, and many of them have not bulbed out at all, or very little to speak of.
So now I'm wondering. Next year Alicia Craig?????