Buy Onion Seeds Short Day

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This page gives instructions on how to buy heirloom onion seeds short day from David's Garden Seeds. David's Garden Seeds onion line-up includes a selection of full-size varieties for all day-length adaptations. Options include hybrid or open-pollinated seeds. Planted at the right time, different types and varieties can provide an ample supply of onions throughout the year. Short-Day onions are great for areas in the South.  They will grow in the North but not get as big.

Onion Short-Day Crystal White Wax 500 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Short day. Medium size, pearl onion. Early maturing. Flesh is waxy white, coarse with a mild flavor. Bulbs are flat 2 ½-3 ½” in diameter with a thin white scale. Very adapted to southern US, especially TX but is grown on the West Coast with excellent results. Great for stews, soups and stir-fries. Caramelizes to perfection!  Harvest in about 90 days.

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Onion Short-Day Desert Sunrise 200 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


Beautiful flat-round bulbs with rich purple skins. Most bolt-tolerant red onion in ME and NH overwintering trials. Very sweet flavor with a spicy kick in the spring. Attractive bunches at 2" diameter, but can also be grown to 3" bulbs. Harvest-ready for spring markets (mid-late May, early June). Overwinter Desert Sunrise alongside Bridger for red and yellow spring onions. Also an excellent onion for fall and spring sowing in the South. For short-term storage (2-3 months). 100 days to harvest if spring sown and 160 days if fall sown in the South.

Onion Short-Day Plethora 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds

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Plethora Onion is a short-day, yellow onion that performs well in the southern states. This sweet onion variety produces yellow, granex-style onions that are slightly flattened. Plethora onions are huge! This variety produces jumbo, colossal onions that are easily larger than a softball. These perform best when planted in the fall and overwintered. If your winter temps are rarely below 20 degrees, this is the preferred growing method. Harvest in about 180 days.

Onion Short-Day Red Burgundy 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Red Burgundy is a classic red onion. An attractive and mild-flavored onion that is a delicious complement to just about any dish. Short day onion.  Harvest in about 120 days.

Onion Short-Day Red Creole 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds

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Red Creole Onions flat, hard bulbs are filled with spicy, red flesh. They are great additions to salsas, Cajun foods, and other zesty dishes. Short-day Red Creole Onions grow great in the southern states and tropical areas and are good keepers.  Harvest in about 120 days.

Onion Short-Day Red Grano 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Short Day. Red Onion. Medium bulb. Red Grano is a wonderful, all-round heirloom onion! With its crisp and mild flavor, the Red Grano onion is a great for cooking, is a perfect hamburger topping, and is delicious in salads. Being a short-day onion, the Red Grano is best suited for growing south of the Kansas/Oklahoma line. Let the medium sized, Vidalia-style Red Grano tantalize your taste buds!   Harvest in about 120 days.

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Onion Short-Day Sierra Blanca 200 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


Big, mild white onions. Widely adapted, day-neutral, and matures well anywhere in North America from spring sowing. Suitable for fall planting where short-day onions are normally grown. Produces uniform, large, white-skinned onions with mild flavor and thick rings. Harvest in 109 days.

Onion Short-Day Texas 1015Y 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Released in 1983. The Texas 1015 onion was developed by the legendary Dr. Leonard Pike of Texas A&M University, it's name derives from the planting date in Texas (October 15). The bigger it gets the sweeter it gets. Texas 1015 onions can weigh up to a pound or more! Stores up to two months if cured properly. The Texas 1015 is considered a Short Day onion, but many times it takes longer for bulbs to develop, so it can be used in Intermediate and Long Day areas. Has been grown from Mexico to Ohio.  Harvest in about 110 days.

Onion Short-Day White Castle 200 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


Large, white, round bulbs for the South. From our trials in southern growing areas, we have found White Castle to be a very uniform yielder. Suitable for overwintering. To maintain white color, cure in the field as briefly as possible. Stores 3-4 months. Adaptation: 30°-38° latitude. Fortified with natural defenses for healthy plants.  Harvest in about 110 days.

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All of the variety information on the David's Garden Seeds® website, including the days to maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.

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