Novice onion help

tkozloski(z5NEOHIO)December 25, 2006

This is my second year to plant onions and need to know if the varieties I chose are going to produce.

Last year I grew Walla Walla with success. They grew quickly and big, but were a little hot.

I live in northern Ohio right on Lake Erie, so I guess I'm long day.

I plan to plant Stockton Red, Candy, Alisa Craig, Red Burgermeister and Cipollini. The last three should do O.K. but the first two worry me as they are intermediate day types. Will they grow to decent size bulbs? I have limited space, so I can't afford non-performers.

Thanks.

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gardenlad(6b KY)

FWIW, I grew Stockton Red in an intermediate zone last year and was disappointed with the results. Small bulbs, for the most part. My long-day-length varieties actually performed better.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2006 at 11:41AM
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coho(z8/9 N. Calif)

Onions don't grow the same in all long day, short day or medium day latitudes. The easiest is to find someone in your immediate area that grows what you want to try. If you can't, you will have to try some yourself. I have tried quite a few onions and many more tomatoes that should do well in my zone but just don't.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2006 at 11:37PM
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