• 15300
    • Candy Hybrid Onion - 2 bunches per offer.
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Candy Hybrid Onion

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Product Details

Day-neutral onion is very versatile and grows well in both northern and southern climates. The jumbo to colossal size bulbs are well-formed and deliciously sweet. Known for its great mild taste and lasting quality, this variety is perfect for storing. 85 days to maturity.

For each order get 2 bunches.

  • Zones: 3 - 9 (-30° F.) annual
  • Height: 12 - 18 inches.
  • Spacing: 4 - 6 inches.
  • Depth: Plants 1-2 inches deep
  • Spread: 6 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, fertile soil.
  • Germination: 10 - 14 days.
  • Days To Maturity: 85 days.
  • Yield: 100 lbs./100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Thin neck, mostly single centers, white colored flesh.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Size: Jumbo sized bulbs.
  • Comments: UNPACK PLANTS IMMEDIATELY: The plants you have received are alive and growing. Due to shipping they may show some signs of distress. If the tops of the plants are damp or mushy when received, loosen the bundles and spread them out so tops will dry. If plants appear very dry or discolored, and planting cannot be done soon after receipt, place the roots only in cool water for only a few hours. Take care not to let the tops get wet or damp. Your plants will revive as soon as planted, so plant them as quickly as possible. Plants will normally keep about two weeks if planting is delayed. SOIL PREPARATION: Apply a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 10-20-10 at the rate of two pounds per 100 square feet (1 cup for 10 square feet) and work into soil. Onions prefer a pH level of 6 to 7. Prepare raised beds at least 5 inches high and 20 inches wide. Rows should be spaced on 35 inch centers with 15 inch spacing between rows. TO PLANT: Plant approximately 1 inch deep with 5 to 6 inch spacing between plants (2 to 3 inch spacing if you plan to thin later for green onions). Water immediately. GROWING CARE (WATER & FERTILIZATION): Ample water is important at all stages of growth, especially when bulbs are forming. The best method is by ditch or furrow irrigation. This provides water to the roots while keeping the tops dry. If the tops are regularly wet they are more susceptible to disease. About three weeks to a month after transplanting fertilize with a high nitrogen fertilizer (21-0-0) at a rate of 1 cup per 20 feet of row. Repeat every 3 to 4 weeks. Always water immediately after feeding. Onions prefer a pH level of 6 to 7; your local agricultural extension service can assist you in determining your soil pH and adjusting it. HARVEST AND STORAGE: Harvest your onions when the tops fall over. Pull and let dry on the ground for a few days. Do not allow them to get wet or rained upon. When tops have dried out, clip off an inch from the bulb and store in a ventilated area. The pr

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grows great in WY
Apr 20, 2012  |  By Justin Julander
we just finished the last of last years yield. they stayed perfect to the last one. these onions grew great. and tasted even better. I am very pleased with how long they stored! A must for any onion lovers garden.

Feb 11, 2012  |  By Karel Schutt
Sweetest and best onion I have ever eaten. Cannot be beaten for raw on hamburgers. There are no tears when cutting and the flavor is so mild that it does not over power anything. Here it is, mid February and they are still firm and delicious. Great Keepers.

Wonderful Onions
Nov 16, 2011  |  By Michelle
I decided to plant onions for the first time this year, and I was dismayed when we had one of the wettest springs on record. These onions tolerated the all of the rain and standing water - I didn't lose a single plant. The onions are wonderful and are storing very well.

Jul 12, 2011  |  By jim
i grow these every year they are the best softball size onion you will grow. and sweet.

Candy Hybrid Onion the Best
May 18, 2010  |  By Peter A. Ostheimer
The Candy Hybrid Onion is the best onion I have ever had. Good on sandwiches, excellent in chili, and excellent in other dishes. This onion keeps well during the winter as well. I gave several to relatives last year and got requests this year to order plants for them. The only regret is I got requests to order additional plants and currently none are available. Once again, best onion I have ever eaten.

Excellent Onion
Feb 22, 2010  |  By Steph J.
These are the best onions! They are easy to grow and have a wonderful mild taste. Still have a few left from last year - keep really well.

Best Money Can Buy!
Jan 8, 2010  |  By Pattie
I've planted these onions for several years now and they've never let me down! It's January and we're still eating one's I planted last spring! They're a great size, store well and are of excellent quality!

The Best Onion
Dec 22, 2009  |  By Ken Z.
I've planted Candy Hybrid onion plants for 3 years and this is the best onion I have ever tasted, grown, and stored. When kept cool and dry they will keep to first of April.

The Best Onion
Nov 27, 2009  |  By Jean
I tried these in 2009 and was amazed. My friends wanted to know if I was going to plant those good onions again next year. You bet I will! So easy to grow and they grow fast.

None Better
Aug 8, 2009  |  By Mike
This is the second time planting the onion sets. All consistently softball size and really sweet. Best onions ever. Thanks Gurney's.

The best!!!
Jul 21, 2009  |  By Debbie M.
This is the only time we have ever had onions. They were huge. We have dried them in our barn and continue to enjoy them. Will order again next year.

candy onion in so calif
Jun 24, 2009  |  By hank adams
Bigest and best onions I have ever grown they are the talk of the town planted them in large containers in feb and been picking them since late may.

The Best Ever!!
Apr 22, 2009  |  By Penni
We ordered and planted the onion sets last year and I can tell you they are the best onion sets I've ever planted. And the onions got HUGE. And they are so sweet. And they really did keep well. I will order these FOREVER!!

Apr 20, 2009  |  By Donna
This is the best onion ever!We made homemade onion rings-friends and family are still taking about them!Best buy!!

Great Keepers!
Jan 28, 2009  |  By Rachel
We planted these onions last season, and couldn't have been happier with them. They grew fantastic, even in our hot dry climate. They are softball size, and taste great. It's almost February, and I still have several onions left from last year. I cooked with some last night, and you couldn't tell they had been hanging in the closet for many months. Highly recommend, and will definitely order again!

Simply the best
Oct 11, 2008  |  By Linda
I will be ordering these again. They taste wonderful and they are huge. I just love them.

Jul 3, 2008  |  By jim
very good large bulbs they grow very good.i have a good crop this year would grow again or recommend yes.

Great Taste
Jan 29, 2008  |  By Phil
These are a very sweet onion and softball size. This is the first of February and I still have quite a few left. Great keepers and will plant again this year 2008.

Jul 1, 2007  |  By PATTIE FERRELL
I've had wonderful success two years in a row with these! Bunches and bunches of softball-size, sweet onions that are excellent keepers! We still had onions right up to Christmas last year! Love 'em!

So Far So Good
May 30, 2007  |  By Brantley
So far these are growing great. I was a little concerned when they first arrived, as they all looked about ready to croke. Yet to my suprise they woke back up and are growing great. I can't wait for harvesting time!

Fantastic Onions
Mar 22, 2007  |  By Renee
These were the biggest and sweetest onions I have ever grown. They got the size of softballs. I will definitely orders more of these.

    • 15300
    • Candy Hybrid Onion - 2 bunches per offer.
    • $19.95
    • Out of Stock