Long-day. Large, golden onions are oblong-globe shaped. This late onion makes an excellent keeper; a rare and hard-to-find Italian variety.
Onion – Yellow of Parma – Allium cepa
Soil and Water: Plant in well-fertilized, moderately moist soil.
Planting and Growing: Sow seeds indoors in flats in early spring or sow seed outdoors as soon as the soil is workable. Cover seeds with 1/4″ of fine soil. Allow 6″-18″ between rows. When seedlings reach 4″ tall, thin or transplant 6″ apart. Thinnings can be eaten like green onions. Cut off seed heads as they form.
Harvesting and Storage: When mature, bend the tops, expose the bulb and let it stay in the ground until the leaves turn brown. Lift bulbs from the soil, braid tops, and hang outside, in the shade, to dry for at least 7 days. Store in ventilated, cool, dry area.
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