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Onion - Cortland - Allium cepa
Biennial Cortland is the new onion on the block, developed from Prince and Copra for even longer storage. Orange-yellow, thick skin on large, uniform, round onions, 3-4" diameter. Tolerant of pink root and fusarium. Long day length onion.
Soil and Water: Plant in well-fertilized, moderately moist soil.
Planting and Growing: Sow seeds indoors in flats in early spring or sow seed outdoors as soon as the soil is workable. Cover seeds with 1/4" of fine soil. Allow 6"-18" between rows. When seedlings reach 4" tall, thin or transplant 6" apart. Thinnings can be eaten like green onions. Cut off seed heads as they form.
Harvesting and Storage: When mature, bend the tops, expose the bulb and let it stay in the ground until the leaves turn brown. Lift bulbs from the soil, braid tops, and hang outside in the shade to dry for at least 7 days. Store in ventilated, cool, dry area.
Did You Know? Ancient Egyptians venerated the onion and believed its round shape and concentric rings symbolized eternity.
Soil Temperature: 65-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2"
Germination: 4-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-3'
Days to Maturity: 105-110 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"-6"
Approx Seeds per 1 ounce: 7,875 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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