Walla Walla Onion Seeds – Long

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Grow Organic Walla Walla Onion Seeds for a sweet, delicious harvest in 90-110 days. Ideal for northern regions, these long-day onions are perfect for slicing fresh, caramelizing, or frying. Enjoy their rich flavor and health benefits in your home garden.

(Approximately 300 premium seeds in each packet.)

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Organic Walla Walla Onion Seeds – Long

Delight in the unique taste and texture of Organic Walla Walla Onions, an heirloom variety renowned for its sweetness and versatility. Originating from the French region of Corsica and later brought to Washington State, these onions have become a staple in northern regions, particularly the Pacific Northwest.

Highlights:

  • Days to Maturity: Ready in 90-110 days.
  • Onion Characteristics: Produces large, sweet bulbs with a crisp, mildly acidic flavor. Bulbs are yellow and can grow to a significant size.
  • Plant Growth: Forms a bulbing, upright plant reaching 12-18 inches in height.

Growing Guide:

  • Sowing: Plant seeds 0.25 inch deep, spacing them 3-6 inches apart. Optimal germination temperature is 66-70°F.
  • Soil and Watering: Prefers sandy, loose, composted, well-draining soil in full sun. Water regularly to maintain even soil moisture.
  • Hardiness Zone: Suitable for Zones 2-9, grown as an annual unless for seed production.

Culinary Uses:

  • Walla Walla onions are celebrated for their extra sweet taste, perfect for slicing and enjoying fresh in salads, caramelizing for rich dishes, or deep-frying as onion rings.

Garden Benefits:

  • A long-day onion variety, Walla Walla onion seeds are ideal for northern regions with longer daylight hours during the growing season.
  • Offers a continuous harvest, with the tops developing a flavor similar to scallions.

Health Benefits:

  • Packed with vitamins and known for their ability to help lower blood pressure.

Additional Information:

  • Walla Walla onions are not just a culinary delight but also a piece of agricultural history, having been cultivated and refined for over a century for their distinctive sweet flavor and large size.

Bring the taste of the Pacific Northwest to your garden with Organic Walla Walla Onion Seeds. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting, these onions are a rewarding addition to any vegetable garden.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Walla Walla Onions

  1. How do you grow Walla Walla onion seeds? To grow Walla Walla onions from seed, start by planting the seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost date, or sow them directly in the garden 6-8 weeks prior to the final spring frost. Plant the seeds about 0.25 inch deep in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Ensure the location receives full sun. Thin the seedlings to 3-6 inches apart as they grow. Keep the soil consistently moist and fertilize as needed. Walla Walla onions are long-day onions, requiring 14-15 hours of daylight to form bulbs.
  2. What month should I start onion seeds? The best time to start onion seeds depends on your growing zone and whether you’re planting long-day or short-day onions. For Walla Walla onions, a long-day variety, start seeds indoors around late winter to early spring, typically 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. This usually falls around January to February in many northern climates.
  3. Which onion is sweeter, Walla Walla or Vidalia? Both Walla Walla and Vidalia onions are known for their sweetness, but Vidalia onions are often regarded as slightly sweeter. This difference in sweetness can be attributed to the soil composition and growing conditions unique to their respective regions. Walla Walla onions, however, are also celebrated for their exceptionally sweet, mild flavor.
  4. Why are Walla Walla onions so good? Walla Walla onions are highly valued for their unique combination of a very sweet, mild flavor and a crisp, juicy texture. They are less acidic than many other onion varieties, making them perfect for eating fresh in salads or sandwiches. The sweet flavor of Walla Walla onions is a result of low sulfur content in the soil where they are grown, combined with ideal growing conditions in Walla Walla Valley. Their versatility in cooking and their ability to enhance a wide range of dishes also contribute to their popularity.
Weight .4 oz
Quantity

Approximately 300 premium seeds in each packet.

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