The short-day varieties start the bulbing process when daylight
length reaches 10-12 hours. They take approximately 110 days to mature in the
south when planted during winter or early spring, and just 75 days in the north
when planted in late spring. The earlier you plant them, the larger they
get, but they won't get very big in the northern states. The recommended planting time is 4-6 weeks before your last average frost date.
Dark red, globe shaped, pungent, open pollinated
Storage Potential: Approx.
Days to Harvest: 110
With excellent flavor and a slightly pungent taste, the Red Creole bulbs
are both attractive and will store well even in short day areas. Great flavor for cooks
that are looking for a spicy or Cajun onion. This onion will develop
great red color at maturity.
Texas Early White
White, globe shaped, sweet, open pollinated
Size Potential: 5"
Storage Potential: Approx. 2 months
Days to Harvest: 105
Able to adapt to tough South Texas environmental conditions,
Texas Early White offers uniform
maturity, resistance to greening, pink root tolerance, single
centers, bolting resistance, and good shelf life. Can be grown in
intermediate day areas as well since it is a "late" short day onion.
Yellow, globe shaped, sweet, open
Size Potential: Up to 6"
Storage Potential: 2 to 3 months
Days to Harvest:
The jumbo yellow-skin globes have sweet, piquant
white flesh. Plentifully produces onions as big as softballs. Texas
Supersweet is prized for its extraordinarily sweet and mellow taste,
as well as its generous size. They are very disease resistant and
will store better than other short day onions.