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Onion Bulb – Texas Early Grano Seeds

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Description

Selected from Spain and improved over several years, Texas A&M University released 'Texas Early Grano' in 1944. Grown for its large tops and high yield, its extra-large bulbs can grow to weigh up to a pound. With white flesh and straw-colored skin, this sweet onion will shine cooked or fresh. Great disease resistance. As a short-day onion, it grows best from fall to spring in the southern states, south of the 35th parallel. Not recommended for cold-climate areas unless greenhouse grown.

Days to Maturity: 110 days
Family: Alliaceae (formerly Liliaceae) Allium or Onion family, includes onions, garlic, chives, shallots, and leeks.
Type: Short-day onion (Learn more)
Native: Exists only in cultivation
Hardiness: Biennial grown as an annual
Exposure: Full sun.
Variety Info: Light brown skin surrounds the white onion. Large bulbs can grow up to 1 lb. each. 'Texas Early Grano' is a sweet onion with a short to moderate storage period.

When to Sow Outside: Mild Climates only: Late summer or early fall. Mid-October is the recommended, traditional sowing period.
When to Start Inside: Mild Climates only: 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Transplant outside no later than 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Ideal soil temperature is 60°–85°F.
Days to Emerge: 7 – 15 days
Seed Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 4″
Row Spacing: 12″ – 16″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 4″

Harvesting: When onion tops have fallen over and turned yellow or brown, they are ready for harvest. Harvest in the morning, lifting onions with a garden fork. Dry them in the garden in the sun for 2 to 3 days, lightly covering the bulbs with straw, or the tops of other onions to prevent sunscald. Cure onions for 3 to 7 days in a dry area with good air circulation. Once dry, cut the roots to 1/4″, and the greens to 1″ to create a seal, preventing decay.
Special Care: Keep growing area weed-free. Onion size can decrease 4% per day if competing with weeds-that’s 50% in 2 weeks. If bulb pushes itself out of the ground, you may cover it lightly with straw, but not soil, as soil will prevent the onion bulb from forming properly.

80 Seeds