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Onion 'Texas Early Grano'

Allium cepa 'Texas Early Grano'

Texas Supersweet, Onion (Eng.), Uie (Afr.)

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Texas Early Grano is a sweet onion that can be planted during late spring or early summer. This is a less pungent short day to indeterminate day variety. It is also a great variety because it is resistant to Pink Root and Onion Thrips.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Summer, Winter

Harvesting

Pull up the onion plants once the leaves begin to wilt and dry, about 175 days after sowing. Tie the onions up in bundles and store in a cool dry place.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed directly in Spring/Summer, 9-12 mm deep and 10-15 cm apart. Seed germinates in 10-15 days.

Special features

Crop rotation
Onions are light feeders and should be planted after heavy feeders. Rotate crops every two years.

Geography

Origin
USA. Texas. Released 1944
Natural climate
Cool season

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Edible
The bulb can be eaten raw in a salad or used in cooking.
Notes
Culinary, medicinal, cosmetic

Personality

Family
Amaryllidaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Strong

Problems

Pests: Aphids, Onion Root Maggot. Diseases: White Rot. Resistant to Onion Thrips

Companion plants

Carrots, strawberries, lettuce, beetroot, cabbage, sweet peppers, spinach, tomatoes

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