YELLOW SPANISH (Onion Plant,) ANNUAL VEGETABLE
Yellow skin/white flesh, bolt resistant, great for beginners
165 Days I A sweet variety that gets sweeter the bigger it gets. The large flattened yellow bulbs have been known to weigh up to a pound! Fair storage capabilities. Some Pink Root tolerance. Can be grown in warm intermediate day areas.| Open Pollinated Sweet Onion
Features: Globe shaped, sweet mild flavor, yellow skin/white flesh, open pollinated 1980
- • Size Potential: 6"
- • Day length: Short
- • Storage Potential: 2-3 months
- • Days to Harvest: 115
Yellow Sweet Spanish and White Sweet Spanish are two cultivars of long-day onions (Allium cepa) grown for their sweet and mild flavor. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, long-day onions such as Yellow Sweet Spanish grow best at more northerly latitudes above the 36th parallel because they need the long hours of daylight common to northern climates. Sweet Spanish onions require very similar care to other types of onions, but they are very heavy feeders that need good, rich soil and light feeding during the growing season to produce a bumper crop of their sweet, mild-tasting onions.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in fall and transplant seedlings in January. Keep soil moist and well weeded. Fertilize as needed. Harvest when skins develop and tops have fallen over. Allow the onions to dry in the open air for at least a week. Cut off tops and roots. Air dry 2-3 more days. This will help to seal the onion and avoid spoiling. Onions can be harvested at any stage before full maturity
Growing onions is simple: If you can poke a hole into the ground, you can grow an onion from a little plant.
Plan to put your onion plants in the ground as soon as the soil can be worked, and immediately after your last expected frost date. The cool temperatures, and the fact that the soil is still moist, is actually beneficial to the development of onion bulbs.
Prepare the garden row for your onion plants by digging it to a depth of 4 inches. Each plant will start growing within days after you plant.