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Valencia

Allium cepa
HOW TO GROW ONION

Start indoors 8–10 weeks before last frost, plant out 4 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 11 weeks before first frost. Short-day onions produce bulbs in 11-12 hours of light, long-day onions in 14-16 hours. The dividing line is 36˚, about the KA/OK border. Plant long-day varieties north of this line and short-day south. Direct sow thickly as soon as soil can be worked. If tops reach 5” before transplant, cut to 1-3” to increase girth. Transplant seedlings in shallow trench 2-7” apart. Hill sides slightly after 4-5 weeks. Knock the rest of the tops over when 60 percent have fallen. After 3 days, pull and sun-cure 7–10 days in field rotating every few days before twisting off tops and storing. Soil pH 6.2-7.5. Hardiness zones 3-10. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 6,500 seeds per ounce. Average 580M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 70%. Usual seed life: 2–3 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1 mile.

Planting Depth 1/8-1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 55-75˚F
Days to Germ. 7-14
Plant Spacing 1-2”
Row Spacing 6-8”
Days To Maturity 105–130
Storage Refrigerate
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
  • Valencia onion image##Hobbs Family Farm##

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This Sweet Spanish Onion is mild-flavored with warm bronze skin and has a bulb 4-6" wide. Sweet and crisp, great for baking and fresh eating. Valencia also makes an excellent bunching onion when young. A long to intermediate day type that tolerates cool climates. Tags: Type: Long-Day, Color: Yellow, Shape: Round, He...
This Sweet Spanish Onion is mild-flavored with warm bronze skin and has a bulb 4-6" wide. Sweet and crisp, great for baking and fresh eating. Valencia also makes an excellent bunching onion when young. A long to intermediate day type that tolerates cool climates. Tags: Type: Long-Day, Color: Yellow, Shape: Round, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Spring Fall, Certification: Organic.
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  • Valencia onion image##Hobbs Family Farm##

    Hobbs Family Farm

    📷

Valencia

Allium cepa
This Sweet Spanish Onion is mild-flavored with warm bronze skin and has a bulb 4-6" wide. Sweet and crisp, great for baking and fresh eating. Valencia also makes an excellent bunching onion when young. A long to intermediate day type that tolerates cool climate...
This Sweet Spanish Onion is mild-flavored with warm bronze skin and has a bulb 4-6" wide. Sweet and crisp, great for baking and fresh eating. Valencia also makes an excellent bunching onion when young. A long to intermediate day type that tolerates cool climates. Tags: Type: Long-Day, Color: Yellow, Shape: Round, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Spring Fall, Certification: Organic.
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HOW TO GROW ONION

Start indoors 8–10 weeks before last frost, plant out 4 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 11 weeks before first frost. Short-day onions produce bulbs in 11-12 hours of light, long-day onions in 14-16 hours. The dividing line is 36˚, about the KA/OK border. Plant long-day varieties north of this line and short-day south. Direct sow thickly as soon as soil can be worked. If tops reach 5” before transplant, cut to 1-3” to increase girth. Transplant seedlings in shallow trench 2-7” apart. Hill sides slightly after 4-5 weeks. Knock the rest of the tops over when 60 percent have fallen. After 3 days, pull and sun-cure 7–10 days in field rotating every few days before twisting off tops and storing. Soil pH 6.2-7.5. Hardiness zones 3-10. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 6,500 seeds per ounce. Average 580M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 70%. Usual seed life: 2–3 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1 mile.

Planting Depth 1/8-1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 55-75˚F
Days to Germ. 7-14
Plant Spacing 1-2”
Row Spacing 6-8”
Days To Maturity 105–130
Storage Refrigerate
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

Meet Your Farmer

We promote fair trade, organic practices and environmental responsibility throughout the Restoration Seeds supply chain. Below are the family farmers and seed suppliers who bring our open pollinated seeds to you.

Hobbs Family Farm Certified Organic by CO Dept. of Ag. Seed grower since 1996
Hobbs Family Farm is located in southeastern Colorado in one of the prime seed production regions of the world. The elevation of 4500', arid climate, hot days, cool nights, mineral rich soil, and clean irrigation water from the Rocky Mountains all contribute to exceptionally high quality seed. Hobbs Family Farm is a founding member of the Family Farmers Seed Cooperative. Also located along the historic Santa Fe trail, this farming region is a cultural crossroads, with strong Italian, Hispanic and Anglo farming traditions and unique seed varieties. The area is especially known for its Chilé peppers, onions, melons and watermelons. Dan and Jamie, and their three daughters, farm 30 acres of fresh vegetables and seeds in a five year rotation. The focus of their seed work is principally on onions, leeks, garlic, peppers, zucchini, melons, and carrots. They produce and select varieties for suitability for organic farming systems and specialty markets, drought and cold tolerance, and storage qualities. Hobbs Family Farm has been producing seed commercially since 1996 and is a founding member of the Family Farmers Seed Cooperative. Hobbs Family Farm is located in southeastern Colorado in one of the prime seed production regions of the world. The elevation of 4500', arid climate, hot days, cool nights, mineral rich soil, and clean irrigation water from the Rocky Mountains all contribute to exceptionally high quality seed.Also located along the historic Santa Fe trail, this farming region is a cultural cross-roads, with strong Italian, Hispanic and Anglo farming traditions and unique seed varieties. The area is especially known for its Chilé peppers, onions, melons and watermelons.Dan and Jamie, and their three daughters, farm 30 acres of fresh vegetables and seeds in a five year rotation. The focus of their seed work is principally on onions, leeks, garlic, peppers, zucchini, melons, and carrots. They produce and select varieties for suitability for organic farming systems and specialty markets, drought and cold tolerance, and storage qualities.
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