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Onion

Cultural data: field planting

Growing season: cool season

Days to maturity: 88-120 days

Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 50-75ºF.

Cultural information: sow in early spring 2 seeds per inch, ¼"- ½" deep, rows 12"-18" apart.

Seed count: approx. 9,000 seeds/oz. or 144,000 seeds/lb.

Projected seed usage: 1 oz./100 ft. rows 4 lb./acre.

Diseases and pests: most diseases are the result of improper cultural conditions.

Harvesting: when tops begin to fall over, pull onions and let them cure in the sun, avoid moisture from condensation. Curing toughens the outer skin for a better storage life.