Onion, Bulb, “Texas Early Grano” Seeds
Selected from Spain and improved over several years, Texas A&M University released ‘Texas Early Grano’ in 1944. Grown for its large tops and high yield, its extra-large bulbs can grow to weigh up to a pound. With white flesh and straw-colored skin, this sweet onion will shine cooked or fresh. Great disease resistance. As a short-day onion, it grows best from fall to spring in the southern states, south of the 35th parallel. Not recommended for cold-climate areas unless greenhouse grown.
Packet contains ~80 seeds
Days to Maturity: 110 days
When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked; when soil temperature is at least 45°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outdoors 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. The earlier the start, the bigger the bulb. Ideal soil temperature is 60°–85°F.
Days to Emerge: 7–15 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 4"
Row Spacing: 12"–16"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 4"
Harvesting: When onion tops have fallen over and turned yellow or brown, they are ready for harvest. Harvest in the morning, lifting onions with a garden fork. Dry them in the garden in the sun for 2 to 3 days, lightly covering the bulbs with straw, or the tops of other onions to prevent sunscald. Cure onions for 3 to 7 days in a dry area with good air circulation. Once dry, cut the roots to 1/4", and the greens to 1" to create a seal, preventing decay.