Onion, Walla Walla Onion, Allium cepa, 50 Seeds Per Pack, Organic, Heirloom, GMO Free
50 Seeds Per Pack
Name: Walla Walla Onion
Scientific Name: Allium cepa var. Walla Walla
A great sweet onion, with low acid and a mild flavor. Considered high quality that rivaling that of Vidalia onions, each onion weighing up to 2lbs a piece and able to store for several months.
Origination: Washington, Corsica
Recommended Uses: Culinary
Height: 10-12 in (30 cm)
Flower Color: White
Maturity: 80-90 Days
Growing Instructions: Long day, moderate water
Onion seed may be started indoors in small flats in seed starting mix 6-10 weeks before the last frost. Cover seeds with ¼ in of soil and keep moist until germination. As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill. You can also use florescent lights but remember to give a dark as it is necessary for growth. Avoid Incandescent lights because they get too hot.
After the danger of a heavy frost has passed, you may plant the seedlings in the garden when they are about the thickness of a pencil. Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be acclimated to the new (harsher) environment. Do this by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning.
Onions are heavy feeders, side dress with fertilizer about six weeks after planting. When planting in the garden avoid areas where onions were planted the year before. Find a spot with full sun and well draining soil, while the PH should be between 6-7. You can also direct sow onion seeds in average soil in full sun after danger of frost in spring. In frost free areas, you may sow in fall. Sow thinly in rows 1- 2 feet apart, thin onions out about 3 inches apart when seedlings are 1- 2 inches high.