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Onion Plants

When we ship our onion plantsThe secret to growing the largest, most flavorful onions is to start with onion plants, rather than sets or seeds. Putting established plants in the ground gives you the tremendous advantage on the growing season. We start shipping your onions according to these zones:

  • Zones 8, 9, 10 in January-Early February
  • Zone 7 in Late January-Mid-February
  • Zone 6 in Mid-February-Early March
  • Zone 5 in Mid-March-Mid-April
  • Zone 4 in Mid/Late April-Mid-May
  • Zones 2 and 3 in Mid-Late May

Onions are categorized into three growing types: Short-day, Intermediate-day, and Long-day.

  • Short-day Onions produce bulbs where the total amount of daylight received is about 10-12 hours, which is the amount southern states receive in the summer.
  • Intermediate-day Onions produce bulbs where the total amount of daylight is approximately 12-14 hours, which is the amount mid-section states receive in the summer. Intermediates are also known as day-neutral onions.
  • Long-day Onions produce bulbs where the total amount of daylight is 14-16 hours. That is what northern states receive in the summer.
Price $18.50
The Red Burgundy Onion Plant is a true red onion, not actually purple or burgundy, with a mild, sweet flavor. The flesh of the onion is snowy white, with the rings a deep red, all covered by a smooth, red skin. They are excellent for slicing or for adding color and flavor to fresh salads and will grow in salty soils. This Short-day onion grows best in southern gardens. Each order contains 100-120 onion plants.
Price $18.50
The Texas 1015Y Super Sweet Onion Plant is a jumbo-sized yellow onion with superb flavor and a longer shelf-life than other short-day varieties. This one also takes a bit longer to mature, so it can be planted a little farther north than most short-day onions and will tolerate coastal gardens. These extremely sweet, globed-shaped onions are crowd-pleasers; one slice covers a whole hamburger bun! This Short-day onion grows best in southern gardens. Each order contains 100-120 onion plants.
Price $18.50
Shhhh! The Yellow Granex Onion Plant is the same variety as the one grown in Vidalia, Georgia...but they can only be called “Vidalia” when grown there. They are also called Noonday when grown in Tyler, TX and the Maui Sweet when grown in Hawaii. This salt-tolerant hybrid onion has creamy golden yellow skin and large, globe-shaped roots which are pleasantly sweet and highly sought after. This Short-day onion grows best in southern gardens. Each order contains 100-120 onion plants.
Price $18.50
The Candy Onion Plant is our best seller for intermediate-day onion sets. This large, mild, sweet onion is great for beginning gardeners. They are super easy to grow just about anywhere in the country, including coastal gardens and they store really well. Itermediate-day onions grow best in gardens in the middle section of the country. Each order contains 100-120 onion plants.
Price $18.50
Our Red Candy Apple Onion Plant is considered by some to be the absolute best hybrid red onion on the market. The remarkably sweet flavor, right down to the mild skin, makes these a great munch-right-from-the-garden onion. Some people eat them just like they would an apple; they are that sweet, even when grown in coastal gardens where they are somewhat salt-tolerant. They also dress up the flavor and color of a salad like nobody’s business! This Intermediate-day onion grows best in gardens in the middle of the country. Each order contains 100-120 onion plants.
Price $18.50
The Copra Onion Plant is the best long-storage Long-day onion for the northern parts of the country. Its sweet flavor is slightly pungent while its moderate size lends itself well to smaller-portioned recipes. The hybrid Copra onion plant produces creamy yellow, round globes with fantastic flavor, even in salty soils. Each order contains 100-120 onion plants.
Price $18.50
The Red Wing Onion Plant is Long-day hybrid onion for northern gardeners that produces firm, red skinned bulbs with excellent storage qualities. Each order contains 100-120 onion plants.
Price $18.50
The Walla Walla Onion Plant has long been a customer favorite. This yellow onion is open-pollinated, has a mildly sweet flavor, is tolerant of salty environs and is a very nice slicing onion, being slightly flattened top and bottom. This Long-day onion grows best in northern gardens. Each order contains 100-120 onion plants.
Price $18.50
The Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion Plant is the most common onion; the one you’ll most often see in the grocery store. The mildly sharp flavor does not overpower but melds well in all recipes, both cooked and raw. This variety has long been a customer favorite due to its generous size, storage capabilities and tolerance to salty soils. This Long-day onion grows best in northern gardens. Each order contains 100-120 onion plants.