Botanical Name: Allium cepa 'White Portugal'; Family: Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Height: 6 - 12 inches.
Spacing: 4 - 6 inches between plants, 12 - 24 inches between rows.
Depth: 1 inch.
Spread: 3 - 5 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
Fruit: Large, thick, flat, clear silver-white skin. Snow-white flesh.
Days To Maturity: 85 from sets.
Soil Requirements: Rich, well-drained sandy loamy soil. pH 6.0 - 6.8.
Seed Count: Approximately 75 sets per pint.
Size: 2 - 3 inches.
Comments: Big, firm, mild flavor. Record yields. Stores well. Short day. Big, firm, mild flavor. Record yields. Stores well. Short day: Bulbs form when days are 12 hours or less. Best growin in the South. Onion sets are extremely quick, producing mild tasting green onions in 2 - 4 weeks. Cold hardy and disease tolerant. Sets come up under almost all types of growing conditions. As a general rule of thumb: Whites are preferred for slicing; reds for salads; and yellow is the onion of choice for cooking and storage. To store: Cut the stem about 1" above the bulb. Store bulbs in a cool, dark, dry place in shallow, open trays.
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