Botanical Name: Allium cepa 'Yellow Ebenezer'; Family: Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Height: 6 - 10 inches.
Spacing: 2 - 4 inches apart in rows 12 - 18 inches apart (after thinning, onions are 4 inches apart).
Depth: Plant 1 - 2 inches deep. Plant 4 - 5 weeks before final Spring frost. Quite cold hardy.
Spread: 3 - 5 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Foliage: Green foliage, dies back after harvest.
Days To Maturity: 85 days from sets.
Form: Annual, Bulb
Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil with good organic matter. May add compost or aged manure as well.
Growth Rate: Will reach full maturity and produce a crop in one year.
Seed Count: 60 - 75 sets per offer.
Comments: Fair keeper. Stands handling well. Heavy yields. Harvest young for green onions or harvest when mature for bulbs. Best choice for green onions and as all purpose cooking onions. Bulbs are flattened & have pale yellow skin. Crisp, yellowish-white flesh. Very pungent when mature. Onion sets are quick. Producing mild tasting green onions in 2 - 4 weeks. Cold hardy & disease tolerant. Sets come up under almost all types of conditions. If delayed planting occurs, store in a cool, dry place not subject to freezing. Water frequently as onions are shallow rooted. Harvest: Mature onions are when the tops turn brown & look pinched at the point where they connect with the bulb. To store: Cut off the stem about 1 inch above the bulb. Store bulbs in a cool, dark and dry place in shallow open trays.
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