Onion Bulb Yellow Granex PRR Seeds

Onion Bulb Yellow Granex PRR Seeds

Allium cepa var. cepa (hybrid)

Item #0194

Short day. 120-150 days. The secret to growing really sweet, mild onions is to start with a sweet short-day variety and have soil that is very low in sulfur. 'Yellow Granex PRR' (pink root resistant) is one of the few varieties approved by the Georgia Agricultural Commission to be sold as a Vidalia® Onion when it is grown in approved areas near Vidalia, GA. 3"-4" and excellent for eating fresh. As a short-day onion, it grows best in the southern states, south of the 35th parallel.

This packet sows up to 32 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
7-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing:

When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 4"

When to sow outside: Late summer or early fall. Mid-October is the recommended traditional planting period.

When to start inside: 10 to 12 weeks before average first fall frost. Transplant outside no later than 6 weeks before average first fall frost. Ideal soil temperature 60°-85°F.

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 to prevent decay.

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