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Texas Early Grano 502 PRR Onion Seeds


Texas Early Grano 502 PRR Onion Seeds: The Perfect Addition to Your Garden

Introducing the Texas Early Grano 502 PRR Onion Seeds - your key to growing your garden's most delicious and versatile onions! These onion seeds are an exceptional variety, producing large, sweet, and mild-flavored onions that are perfect for adding a burst of flavor to any dish. So get ready to elevate your culinary skills and impress your friends and family with the delightful taste of these onions, grown straight from your backyard!

Characteristics of the Texas Early Grano 502 PRR Onion:

  1. High-quality variety: The Texas Early Grano 502 PRR is a premium onion variety known for its excellent taste and quality. It is an heirloom variety from Texas, ensuring you grow only the finest onions.

  2. Large and sweet: These onions grow to a large size, with bulbs often reaching 3 to 5 inches in diameter. Their sweet and mild flavor makes them a versatile addition to a wide range of dishes, from salads and salsas to soups and stews.

  3. Short-day onion: The Texas Early Grano 502 PRR is a short-day onion variety, meaning it requires fewer hours of daylight to grow and mature. This makes it a perfect choice for gardeners living in southern regions, where winter days are shorter.

  4. PRR-resistant: One of the standout features of this onion variety is its resistance to Pink Root Rot (PRR), a common soil-borne disease that affects onions. This resistance ensures that your onion crop remains healthy and thriving throughout the growing season.

Germination and Growing Instructions:

  1. Start seeds indoors: Begin by starting your Texas Early Grano 502 PRR Onion Seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost in your area. This will give the seeds ample time to germinate and develop robust root systems before transplanting outdoors.

  2. Prepare the soil: Onions thrive in well-draining, loamy soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. To ensure optimal fertility, prepare your planting area by working in plenty of compost or well-aged manure.

  3. Planting: Sow seeds ¼ inch deep in seed-starting trays or pots filled with a high-quality, seed-starting mix. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, and maintain a temperature between 65-75°F (18-24°C) for optimal germination.

  4. Transplanting: Once seedlings have grown 3-4 inches tall and have at least two true leaves, transplant them outdoors. Space the seedlings 4-6 inches apart, with rows 12-18 inches apart.

  5. Watering: Maintain consistent moisture throughout the growing season. Onions have shallow root systems, so water them regularly, especially during dry spells.

  6. Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer every 3-4 weeks to support healthy growth and bulb development.

  7. Weeding: Keep the area around your onions weed-free, as weeds can compete for nutrients and water, affecting the growth of your onions.

Harvesting Instructions:

  1. Harvest time: The Texas Early Grano 502 PRR Onions are generally ready for harvest 100-120 days after planting. When the tops of the onions begin to yellow and fall over, it's a sign that they are ready to be harvested.

  2. Curing: Gently pull the onions from the ground and allow them to cure in a well-ventilated, shady spot for 7-10 days. This process helps to toughen the onion's outer skin, making them more suitable for long-term storage.

  1. Storage: Once the onions are fully cured, brush off any remaining soil and trim the tops, leaving about 1 inch of the stem. Store the onions in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area, such as a garage, basement, or pantry. Be sure to keep them away from direct sunlight and high humidity, as these conditions can cause the onions to spoil. Texas Early Grano 502 PRR Onions can last several months when stored properly.

In summary, the Texas Early Grano 502 PRR Onion Seeds offer gardeners a fantastic opportunity to grow large, sweet, and mild-flavored onions that are perfect for various culinary applications. In addition, their resistance to Pink Root Rot and adaptability to short-day growing conditions make them an ideal choice for any gardener looking to expand their onion repertoire. Follow the germination, growing, and harvesting instructions provided to enjoy a bountiful harvest of these delicious onions. Happy gardening!