Ed Hume Seeds

Walla Walla Onion

ONION Walla Walla Sweet


One of the sweetest of globe type onions. Large in size they are ideal for slicing, cooking, frying, salads, soups and stews. Although they do not keep for a long storage period, they are hardy in growth and mild in taste. Award winning for sweetness nationwide. Approximately 110 days to maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow indoors in flats in early spring or sow directly outdoors as soon as soil is workable. Can also be sown outdoors in earliest fall. Cover seeds with 1/4 inch fine soil.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When seedlings are about 4 inches tall thin or transplant 5 to 6 inches apart.

SPACING: Leave 6 to 18 inches between rows. Can be spaced 6 inches apart in all directions for solid bed plantings.

GERMINATION: 10 to 20 days, depending upon soil and weather, Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Best results are obtained when onions are planted in well-fertilized moderately moist soil. At maturity, bend over tops to hasten ripening before they are harvested. Pick out seed heads as they form.

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