Snowball White, Onion Sets

Onion Plants

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Snowball White, Onion Sets

Onion Plants

The Snowball White Onion is our most popular onion set! This variety is always crisp and delicious! The Snowball White's big bulbs have a lovely golden yellow papery skin on the outside with a pale yellow flesh with a mild flavor that is great for cooking.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Allium cepa

Seed Type

Sets

Seeds Per Pound

70

Row Spacing

12-18"

Sow Depth

1"

Fruit Color

White

Breed

Open-pollinated

Types

FULL SIZE ONIONS

Growing Conditions

Southern States

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Direct Sow

Plant Spacing

3-4"

Categories

Onion

Zones

6,7,8,9

Germination

11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,10

Days To Maturity (# Days)

80

Weight

1.1

Depth

4

Height

5

Width

5

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Onions

There are different kinds of onions, such as short-day onions which grow best in the south and long-day onions which grow best in northern climates. Pick the correct variety for your garden.

Before Planting: Onions require full sun and fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Sandy loam soils with good moisture retention are recommended. Add some peat moss can help with moisture retention.

Planting: For direct seeding, sow bunching onions at 24 seeds/foot and bulb onions at 12 seeds/foot, 1/4″ deep, rows 12-18″ apart. Thin bunching onions to every 1″ and bulb onions to every 4″. In short-season areas, for transplanting sow seeds indoors in flats in late February to mid-March. 2-3 seeds per cell and thin when 2″ tall. Tops may be clipped to 5″ tall. Transplant to the garden 1″ apart for bunching and 4″ apart for larger bulbs.

Watering: Onions are shallow rooted and grow best with at least 1″ per week of rain or irrigation, especially during the bulbing phase.

Fertilizer: Upon planting, add compost to the soil, but since onions are heavy feeders they will grow best if fertilized throughout their growth. Also, add a timed-release granular 10-10-10 or 12-12-12 fertilizer to spread in the soil. Using a nitrate-based fertilizer will make the onions sweeter at harvest.

Days to Maturity: Onions are ready to harvest when the green tops flop over, but they can also be harvested quite early as green onions. For the full onion, once the tops flop over, wait for a dry day to complete the harvest. (See each variety for days to maturity)

Harvesting: When necks become soft and tops are falling over, pull and sun-cure at least 2-7 days, depending on weather. Move to a protected location to finish drying. When dry, clip off tops and roots and store in onion bags or shallow boxes at near freezing and 65-70% humidity.

Tips: Onion bulbing is triggered by day length, and maximum day length during the growing season increases from south to north. Short-day onions are grown at lower latitudes in the South, while intermediate and long-day onions are grown at higher latitudes. Refer to “Adaptation” in each variety description for details.

Shipping Schedule

Fall onion sets will ship at the appropriate time for your planting zone. The chart below estimates when your onion sets will arrive. You will receive an email notifying you when your onion plants ship giving you a few days to prepare for planting.

This item’s size, weight, or shape may require an additional shipping surcharge based on the shipping location selected. Specific charges will be displayed during checkout. We are unable to take specific shipping dates at this time.

*This product is perishable and does not ship outside the United States.

Onion Set Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONES SHIPPING
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Mid-November - Early December

 

 

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