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Seller Notes: Germination test date and results will be on packet.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Climate: Cold, Temperate
USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 3-9
Sweet Spanish Yellow Onion
One of the sweetest of the sweet!
The onion is a cool season vegetable yet it is grown and harvested year-round.
The Yellow onion, scientific name A. cepa, and member of the Allium family, is classified as a storage onion. It is also one of the most pungent varieties of onions, due its potency of sulfenic acids, highly reactive volatile sulfur compounds. Once the onion is opened, these acids release sulfuric acid gas, causing burning sensations in the eyes and forcing tears, a notorious onion trait.
Each Yellow onion plant produces a singular edible bulbous root. The root forms a layered paper-like, copper-hued skin wrapped around its creamy white translucent, firm and succulent ringed flesh. Its high sulfur content makes it robust and sharp in both aroma and flavor.
Onions are divided into two categories: sweet onions and cooking onions. Sweet onions are best suited for fresh eating as they have higher moisture content equaling a shorter shelf life and a tendency to mold. Cooking onions have a longer shelf life. These are the storage onion varieties that can be stored at room temperature in a dry dark location. Yellow onions are the most common cooking onion utilized in cuisines throughout the world. Fresh eating should be avoided as the Yellow onion's pungency will linger long in raw form and dominate any companion ingredient. Yellow onions are the ubiquitous soup and stock onion. They can also be dry-roasted, sautéed, grilled, caramelized and braised.
The onion is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables and is considered to be native to Central Asia. It has been cultivated since ancient times in the Middle East and India. It is now the most widely cultivated and distributed allium in the world, adapting to a variety of climates from cold to temperate, semi-tropical and dry. Yellow onions start forming bulbs when the days are longer and the soil warms to 60 degrees fahrenheit. Mature Yellow onions are ready for harvesting when the green top withers, falls over and starts to turn brown.
Terms and conditions, READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $14 from this ad will be shipped with tracking, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping (NO TRACKING and no planting instructions to keep seed costs to the buyer low), in a ziplock baggie. Our goal is to save you money on quality seeds. We are responsible sellers, and we make sure our buyers are well taken care of. Shipped within 2 business days after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily available online, but if you can’t find germinating and care instructions, please feel free to message us). Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 ziplock. We are not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item(s).
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