Ordering will resume for Potatoes, Onions and Exotics when we release our 2020 catalog, in late November 2019.
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(104 days) F-1 hybrid. These rock-hard yellow-skinned medium-sized round onions with thin necks became the standard storage onion for commercial growers and homesteaders. Very sweet in storage and one of the last to sprout. We grieved when our supplier discontinued Copra seed a few years ago. So how are we offering this beloved variety as plants? When the seed producer decided to axe Copra, our canny onion-plant grower down in Texas bought up the remaining seed stock! Availability is very limited, and our supplier says that when he runs out of Copra, he will substitute Patterson, which is very similar.
This item will drop-ship priority mail directly to you from our Texas supplier according to your planting zone (please see below). If you would like to request a different shipping week than the one recommended for your zone, just drop us a note as you're checking out with your order, and we'd be happy to accommodate you!
Bulk prices (net, no additional discounts), apply to orders over 1000 lbs.
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Allium cepa Onion plants are drop-shipped by Priority Mail directly to you from our Texas supplier, so shipments can arrive from January through April according to your planting zone.
Onion plant ship dates
|Zones 9, 10||mid-January|
|Zone 8||February 5|
|Zone 7||February 26|
|Zone 6||March 19|
|Zone 5||April 9|
|Zones 4, 3, 2||April 23|
Onions are dug as live plants from the field; shipping schedule may change due to weather conditions or other variables. You will be notified via email when your order has shipped.
When Your Onion Plants Arrive
Remove plants from the box immediately! They may seem a little peaked from travel, but don’t fret! Just tease apart the bundles and transplant the bare-root seedlings directly into spring garden beds. Plant them in the ground as soon as possible, watering well. If you can’t plant immediately, spread plants out in a cool well-ventilated place. If necessary, place roots only in water for a few hours, taking care to keep the tops dry. After planting, keep onion plants well watered and well weeded.
Planting instructions (for conventional growing) will arrive with your shipment. As always, a professional soil test should guide your fertilization program. Onions are particularly sensitive to deficiencies in calcium and sulfur, and require steady nitrogen availability through the season. Band a balanced slow-release fertilizer like soybean meal or NutriVeg into your planting row at 2 lbs per 100 row feet, or a couple teaspoons per transplant hole. Water seedlings in well with fish hydrolysate with kelp (diluted at 2 oz per gallon water). Repeat the fish/kelp fertigation or side-dress with a readily available N source like blood meal several times throughout the season.