Walla Walla Onion Plants

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 Walla Walla Onion Plants

90 days Over wintering type. For fall and early spring sowing in the north. An onion that is sweet, even right from harvest. Must be used soon after harvest as they are poor keepers. states.

Plants should be here around February 15th.
Short day type– Start bulbing when daylight length reaches 10- 12 hours. Does best in the southern US
Intermediate Day type– Start bulbing when daylight length reaches 12-14 hours. Can be planted most anywhere
Long Day Type– Start bulbing when daylight length reaches 14-15 hours. Does best in the northern US.
Type: Long day
Size: Up to 2 pounds
Matures: 90 days
Plant spacing: 6 inches apart
Plant size: 6-inch bulbs, 2-foot tops
Heirloom. The pride of Washington state, this globe-shaped onion is exceptionally mild and makes jumbo- to colossal-sized bulbs with light brown skin and pretty white flesh. Sweetest of all the long-day varieties, it is the only long-day that comes close to matching the sweetness of Georgia Sweet. Exceptionally mild flavor. Will keep for a month. Delicious for fresh slices on sandwiches. Developed in the late 1800s, it still earns a place on the table.

Planting
Onions, like most vegetables, thrive in rich organic soil. Prior to planting, work 2 to 4 in. (5 to 10 cm) of compost or humus into the soil. Plant onion plants 4 to 6 inches apart.
can be planted as soon as the ground can be worked.
Try to be careful about the fertilizers you use for onions. Onions tend to be more pungent when grown on soils with a high sulfur content. Choose a nitrate-based fertilizer over a sulfate-based fertilizer. Ask your local garden center expert for the right fertilizer. The fertilizer bag, even on all-purpose fertilizers, 12-24-12 for example, may indicate the components used to formulate the fertilizer.
Care Tips/Maintenance
Onions may need lots of moisture at the beginning, but less when the bulbs are approaching full size. When the tops begin to fall over naturally, it's time to pull the onions up.
Harvest Instructions
Members of the onion family generally give a very obvious signal when they are ready to harvest. The tops fall over and the tips of the leaves start to turn brown. In addition, the bulbs are full size. Pull the onions, shake off any soil, but do not wash them or pull off any outside wrapper leaves.

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