(100 days) Open-pollinated. Longtime Montana farmer and plant breeder Judy Owsowitz loved the hybrid shallot Prisma for its beauty, taste and long storage. So when she heard it was to be discontinued, she pursued her passion, selecting for those traits from the seed that was still available. Six years later she’s come up with the stunning Glacier Rose, named for its rosy color and the sight of Glacier National Park from her farm. The large 3" bulbs, mostly doubles, retain the parent’s good flavor and, like Prisma, store until the next year’s crop comes in. Despite global warming, this Glacier is here to stay. Seed purchased directly from the independent breeder.①
2441 Glacier Rose - Organic
Allium cepa (aggretatum group)
Days to maturity are from date of transplanting. The sweetest and mildest member of the onion family, important in Asian, Persian and French cuisines.
Culture: Start indoors in Feb. or March and transplant out in spring almost as soon as the ground can be worked. Set 4–6" apart in trenches in well-dug beds with generous quantities of organic matter. Avoid transplanting next to grass strips; slugs love to dine on tiny allium seedlings. Irrigate seedlings whenever the topsoil dries out.
Minimum germination temperature 50°, optimum range 60-70°. We discourage the use of bottom heat because onions germinate poorly in temperatures above 70°.