Merlin is a solid and dependable main season yellow short day variety that has consistently strong yields and cuts a high percentage of single centers. It also has a strong disease package with a high tolerance to Pink Root, Fusarium and bolting.
- Produces large globe-shaped bulbs
- Mild flavor and firm flesh with high single centers
- Two month storage
- Short-day variety
- 155 days to maturity
- Approximately 28-38 transplants per pound
The best onions are grown from transplants set out in October-November and wintered over to mature in June-July. Plant transplants right away, if possible. If you must wait, do not be alarmed if the roots & tops begin to dry out. As a member of the lily family, the onion can live for about 3 weeks off the bulb. Transplants are happy if you apply a light mulch to help conserve moisture for uniform growth.
Order transplants early because supply is limited and only available between mid-October and mid-November. They are perishable and must ship as soon as they are harvested, so your order cannot be canceled unless we locate another buyer. Also, the varieties & quantities you order may not become available at the same time, so plan to accept delivery as plants become available. This can result in additional shipments of backordered items at a higher cost, so inform us when you order if you will not accept any adjustments to shipping charges, so that any backorders will automatically be canceled. Sorry, we cannot make any special exceptions. Transplants ship separately, so figure shipping separately. Sold in 1 lb increments. Shipping weight = net weight of product + 10%.