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Novice onion help

Posted by tkozloski z5NEOHIO (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 25, 06 at 21:41

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.

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RE: Novice onion help

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.

RE: Novice onion help

  • Posted by coho z8/9 N. Calif (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 27, 06 at 23:37

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.

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