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Easy to grow, our one pound onion sets are small 1” diameter onion bulbs for planting as soon as the ground can be worked in early spring. Green onions may be harvested at any size with flavor intensifying the larger they grow. Fully mature storage onions should be harvested once their tops dry out and fall over. Then, air dry them out of direct sunlight for 2 to 3 weeks to cure fully. Once dry, store onions in a cool dry spot with good air circulation where they can last for over a year. We ship onion sets as soon as the weather permits in early spring. Onion Sets may not be shipped to Georgia, Nevada, Hawaii, Idaho or the following 5 counties in the state of Washington: Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant and Klickitat.

#8060 Yellow Stuttgarter Onion Sets: 100 days
A classic multi-purpose heirloom, it is a light amber-skinned, 2” to 3” onion with a flattened base, a yellow-white interior and the most pungent flavor of our three varieties~perfect for cooking. It stores well and long. (OP.)

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#8065 Red Wethersfield Onion Sets: 100 days
The celebrated heirloom from Wethersfield, CT, these 2” to 3” beauties have dark burgundy skin with good internal red color, a flattened base and a crisp-mild flavor. It is the perfect raw slicer for sandwiches and salads. (OP.)

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#8070 White Ebenezer Onion Sets: 100 days
This beautiful 2” to 3” heirloom has amber skin with crisp white flesh and a medium pungent taste. It is excellent harvested early as a green onion, used for pickling or stored for long term use up to a year or so. (OP.)

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#8076 Red, Yellow and White Onion Set Mixture: 100 days
A balanced mixture of our three varieties.(OP.)

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#8075 Onion Sets Planting Instructions
Shallot and Onion Sets are So Easy to Grow
Few things in life are easier than growing Shallot and Onion Sets. Prepare their bed in a nice spot with well-draining, neutral pH soil with a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Incorporate neutral pH compost, well-rotted manure or a well-balanced fertilizer as necessary. Separate multiple bulbs and plant each individual bulb, root end down, 1” deep and 4” to 6” apart in rows spaced 18” apart. Once planted, bulb tips should be level with the soil surface. Do not mulch because the dark green shoots that appear within a couple of weeks of planting are not strong enough to push through mulch and may rot. After planting and over the course of the season, water at the rate of about 1” of water per week if rainfall is sparse and the soil becomes dry (lighter in heavy soil). Easy to grow, Shallots and Onions love water and food. Weed the bed regularly and remove any seed stalks so that the plant’s energy focuses on bulb formation. Stop watering once the tops begin to brown and dry out, and the bulbs have reached maturity. Once harvested, dry and cure Shallots (for one month) and Onions (for two to three weeks) in a warm spot out of direct sunlight with good air circulation. Do not dry and cure them outside or in the sun where they can get sunburned and rot. Once cured, both Shallots and Onions should be stored in mesh bags in a cool dry area for up to eight months at an optimum storage temperature of 35° to 45°F. (Due to state mandated agricultural restrictions, Onion Sets may not be shipped to Idaho, Nevada, Washington or Hawaii: seeds are OK.)

Our Onion Sets are small bulbs up to 1” in diameter for planting as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Or, you may plant them 2” apart so that you can harvest every other plant as slender green onions (scallions) in four to six weeks: they intensify in flavor as they mature and grow larger. The remaining bulbs take another six to nine weeks to grow into mature storage Onions, depending on the season.

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