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Onion - Walla Walla - Allium cepa (Cepa group)
Biennial Walla Walla is a long-day onion with a light-brown skin and white flesh. Its flavor is mild and sweet and is best used raw. Walla Walla has been the pride of Washington State's onion-producing region for generations.
Soil & Water: Onions prefer loose, fertile, friable, well-drained soil with plenty of added organic matter. Their shallow root system is sensitive to fluctuations in water. Mulch to conserve water and control weeds.
Planting & Growing: In warm climates, sow seed in late fall for a spring harvest. Walla Walla is very cold hardy in long- and intermediate-day areas where temperatures do not drop below -10F. Performs well as a spring-sown onion in the northwest. If transplanting, cut the seedlings back to 3" high before setting out in soil which is 55F minimum.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when the tops fall over: In cool, humid areas when all tops have fallen; in cool, dry areas when half the tops have fallen; and in warm areas when a third of the tops have fallen. Loosen the soil around the onion with a fork and gently pull it from the soil. Short keeper; not for winter storage.
Did You Know? If planted thickly, plants can be pulled and utilized as green onions or scallions for salads or fresh eating in 8-10 weeks.
Soil Temperature: 65-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2"
Germination: 4-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-3'
Days To Maturity: 100-150 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3"-4"
Approx Seeds per oz: 6,300 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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