Onion Seeds - New York Early
- 300 Seeds
- Bulb Size: 3-4 Inches
- Flavor Profile: Mild and tender
- Shelf Life: Excellent for storage
- Bulb Color: Warm brown exterior with white flesh
- Growth Pattern: Medium-sized round bulbs
- Soil Preference: Adaptable, but thrives in rich mud soils
- Origin: Developed in New York's fertile regions
History: Originating in the nutrient-rich mud soils of New York, the New York Early Onion has been tailored for robustness and adaptability. Over the decades, it has gained popularity due to its dependable growth patterns, resistance to challenging conditions, and the distinct mildness of its flavor. Its development was driven by the need for an onion variety that would thrive in New York's specific soil conditions while providing both culinary excellence and storage longevity.
Uses: Beyond its reputation in the garden, the New York Early Onion's real charm is in the kitchen. With a mildness that many other yellow onions lack, it lends itself beautifully to both raw and cooked applications. Whether in salads, caramelized for sandwiches, or used as the foundational base for soups and stews, its tender texture and unobtrusive taste make it a favorite.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: These onions prefer well-draining soil, though their roots are particularly adept at drawing nourishment from richer mud soils. Sow seeds around 1/4 inch deep, ensuring there's a space of approximately 4-5 inches between each seed to allow ample room for bulb development. Regular watering, without making the soil soggy, is key to ensuring healthy growth. When the tips begin to yellow and fall over, usually within 5-6 months, it's a sign that your New York Early Onions are ready for harvest. After harvesting, let them dry for a few days before storing to enhance their shelf life.