Short-Day (Southern) Onion Sets Mix

Short-Day (Southern) Onion Sets Mix

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Adaptable to southern states (best in Zone 7 or warmer, latitudes 25-35°) | Yellow, red, & white varieties
Days to Maturity: 1015Y Texas Super Sweet, 105-110; Texas Early White, 105-110; and Red Creole, 110Bulb vegetables, Short-Day (Southern) Onion Sets Mix contains 3 highly popular varieties: Red Creole (dark red), 1015Y Texas Super Sweet (yellow), Texas Early White (white), a good combination of colors and flavors, serving all your onion needs. Onions are a good source of folate and vitamin C.This plant is a member of the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). Typically grown as an annual, the onion is an herbaceous biennial plant with an upright habit of linear, cylindrical, hollow, glaucous leaves that arise in a basal rosette and are typically bluish green in color. The plant has a medium growth rate. Onions are great companion plants in the garden. They naturally deter certain garden pests, like aphids, Japanese beetles, sugar beet-flea beetles, deer, and rabbits. Onions can also improve the flavor of some of their companions, while some companions, like chamomile and summer savory, can improve the onions flavor. Scattering them around the vegetable garden helps to produce healthier harvests. Think of onions as a leaf crop, not a root crop. They prefer full sun and loose, fertile, moist, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.2 to 6.5. A lower or higher pH may result in poor bulb quality or small yields. Short-day type onion varieties are adaptable to southern regions with 10 to 12 hours of day length in the summer. The more sun and space between plants, the bigger the bulb. Onions have shallow root systems and need consistent moisture. Onions are heavy feeders. Adding manure or compost to the soil several weeks before planting (or the winter before) and applying fertilizer when planting and again when plants have 5 to 6 leaves increases plant size. And since each leaf represents one ring of the onion bulb, more leaves equal more rings, resulting in bigger bulbs. Keep beds free of weeds, which will compete with the onions for water and nutrients. To avoid disease, practice crop rotation, planting onions in a different location every year. A cool-season vegetable, short-day onion sets can be direct sown into the garden in fall for a late spring harvest. But they can also be started indoors and transplanted, spring and fall. Planting sets in midsummer will produce a fall or spring harvest. They need cold temperatures to germinate and grow. Plant shallowly and protect plants from heavy frost with row covers. Short-Day (Southern) Onion Sets Mix Includes:1015Y Texas Super Sweet (yellow): developed by Texas A&M, the most famous Texas onion, an open pollinated variety setting up to 6-inch, globe-shaped bulbs with very sweet flavor. 1015 represents October 15, the ideal date to plant. An easy-to-grow, disease-resistant variety, good for beginners. Storage potential is 2 to 3 months.Texas Early White: 2012 Direct Gardening Association Green Thumb award. An open-pollinated variety, setting 5- to 6-inch, globe-shaped bulbs with sweet flavor. Easy-to-grow and disease-resistant, its good for beginners. Storage potential is 2 to 3 months.Red Creole: sets 3- to 4-inch, globe-shaped, dark red bulbs with red-purple flesh and a bold, spicy, Cajun flavor. A disease resistant variety that has very little bolt resistance, best planted later to decrease bolting. Storage potential is approximately 6 to 7 months.Onion sets are small onion bulbs grown in the previous season. The partially formed bulbets are around ¾ inch in diameter, making them easier to plant than seed. They develop into full-size bulbs quickly after planting, in approximately 3½ months. Sets tend to produce stronger, more vigorous plants compared to seed, ensuring larger yields.
Genus:Allium
Species:cepa
Item Form:Pack of 60
Fruit Color:Red
Habit:Upright
Additional Characteristics:Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fragrance, Pest Fighter, Rose Companions
Foliage Color:Dark Green
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,  well-drained
Resistance:Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance:Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses:Beds, Border, Cuisine, Outdoor
Restrictions: *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, Guam, Virgin Islands


Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.



Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.



Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.

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