Onion, Walla Walla (Allium cepa) - 200 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-12
Known as the "world's best tasting onion, Walla Walla sweet onions have the distinction of being the state of Washington's official state vegetable. This onion's story began in the late 1800s when a French solider named Peter Pieri brought the seeds from the island of Corsica to Walla Walla leading to it's name. A delicious, mild, sweet onion, measuring about 4 inches across. This sweet variety is an overwintering type that is good for fall or early spring sowing even in the north. They have an award winning mild flavor and can be grown to very large sizes. Know
Since onions take a few months to mature from seed, gardeners with a short growing season may want to start their Walla Walla onion seeds indoors. Plant the seeds 1/2" deep in a flat 2-3 months before the last frost date keeping the soil moist and at room temperature. When the tops begin to flop over, cut them off to 3" to focus the growing on the roots. Four weeks before the last frost or when the soil reaches at least 50°, transplant the seedlings 6" apart in rows 12" apart.
For direct sowing, sow 3 seeds per inch, 1/2" deep in light, rich soil and full sun. Thin the seedlings to 2-6" apart depending on the desired size. Thinned onions can be transplanted. Onions need moisture throughout their first weeks of growth and do not compete well with weeds. Mulching can help with both of these issues.