- Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
- Onion - Early Yellow Globe
Onion - Early Yellow Globe
Approximately 280 seeds per gram.
The Early Yellow globe onion is considered a long day onion type. This is a fine, blocky, globe shaped onion with a beautiful straw yellow and white color. It has firm white flesh that is popular used either raw or cooked. It is considered a moderately short storage type onion and it is one of the earliest open pollinated varieties that produces good quality bulbs. Highly recommended for gardeners in short season climates that have problems with onions maturing, heavy soils, or anyone wanting an early storage onion. Well adapted to Canada. Early Yellow Globe onion seeds can be directly sown into garden. Plant very early in the spring in a sunny location as soon as the ground may be cultivated and enriched with organic material. Press soil firmly over seeds. Allow plant tops to fall and die before harvesting. Smaller bulb sets can be stored to replant next year.
Open pollinated-untreated seeds. Pull onions at any stage for fresh eating. Harvest young onions to eat as scallions. For full-sized bulbs, don’t pull onions until bulbs are big and tops start to yellow and fall over. To harvest, pull onions and shake off soil. Cure onions by placing them in a warm, place with lots of air flow. During curing, roots shrivel and necks dry and tighten. After 7 to 10 days of air curing, cut off onion tops and trim off roots with snipers or scissors. Carefully rub dry dirt from bulbs, taking extra care not to remove papery outer skins from the bulb. Onions will last the longest in a dark, cool (but not cold), dry storage area. Don't ever store onions in plastic bags. Potatoes and onions should not be stored together.