10 Onions You Should Know About

Type: Late Intermediate Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance: pink root Days to Maturity: 110 to 115 days from direct seed Region(s) best suited for production: True intermediate in Pacific Northwest and CO. Good transitional variety in CA and NM. Other attributes: Transitions into long-day Spanish types; good firmness and excellent skin retention; cuts a high percentage of single centers; colossal to jumbo. SakataVegetables.com
Disease resistance/Tolerance: Pink root Days to Maturity: 102 Other attributes: Refined neck, strong root system, good seedling vigor. Strong skin, long storage, and excellent uniformity. Good yields of pre-pack onion. BejoSeeds.com
Type: Eastern long-day yellow Days to Maturity: 90 Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast; Midwest Other attributes: Higher yielding, higher quality Highlander type; first-early maturity; and cleans easily for efficient packing. RispensSeeds.com
Distributor: Rupp Seeds Type: Intermediate-day globe Disease resistance/Tolerance: Bolting; Fusarium; pink root Days to Maturity: 103 Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast and Midwest Other attributes: Attractive, luminescent white bulbs with high rates of single centers. It can store three to four months. Crookham.com; RuppSeeds.com
Type: Bunching Days to Maturity: 60 Region(s) best suited for production: Southeast, Mountain, and Southwest Other attributes: Transitions into long day Spanish types; good firmness and excellent skin retention; cuts a high percetnage of single centers; colossal to jumbo. SakataVegetables.com
Type: Long-day storage Disease resistance/Tolerance: Strong resistance to basal rot and neck rot Days to Maturity: 95 to 100 Yield Potential: High Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast U.S. and Southeast Canada Other attributes: Its uniform, extra firm bulbs are globe shaped with dark skin that has an attractive sheen. Slow to bolt, Trekker will store until May under optimum conditions. Works well for both transplant and direct seed. Takii.com
Type: Short day Disease resistance/Tolerance: Pink root Days to Maturity: Six to seven months from direct seeding Region(s) best suited for production: Short day areas Other attributes: This F-1 hybrid has excellent skin retention, good keeping ability, and excellent flavor. GoldenValleySeed.com
Distributor: Stokes Seeds Type: Long-term storage onion Disease resistance/Tolerance: High resistance: Pink root; Intermediate resistance: Basal rot Days to Maturity: 110 Yield Potential: High Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast Other attributes: Good uniformity; round bulb; good skin retention; and small neck Seminis.com; StokeSeeds.com
Distributor: Siegers Seed Co. Type: Hybrid long-day yellow Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to basal rot and pink root. Days to Maturity: 100 Region(s) best suited for production: On marginal muck soils and mineral soils Other attributes: Uniform, round bulbs with good skin retention; exceptionally strong root system for an early variety; good yield potential across a range of production areas. Seminis.com; Siegers.com
Type: Long to intermediate Disease resistance/Tolerance: High tolerance: pink root and Fusarium; Good tolerance: bolting Days to Maturity: 100 Region(s) best suited for production: Western U.S. and late-intermediate to long-day regions; ID, OR, CA, CO, UT, and NM Other attributes: It has a nice copper brown scale and holds up well to mechanical harvest. Storage is three to four months. Crookham.com

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