Super sweet and tear-free!
This super sweet onion is perfect to eat raw as it's not hot or pungent. Being juicy and sweet, Walla Walla is a 'non-tearing' variety which can be peeled without causing your eyes to stream. Originally taken from Corsica to the Walla Walla valley in the USA, this old variety has been selected for its sweetness, jumbo size and round shape. Harvest August-October. Height 30-40cm (12-16").
In the USA it is reputed to be so sweet that growers even eat them fresh like an apple! Perfect to eat fresh and add to salads and sandwiches as they don't have a hot aftertaste.
Hardiness:5 to 0 degrees
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Grows in Sun or Shade:True
Sow thinly March/April into finely raked, firmed soil 13mm (½") deep in rows 30cm (12") apart. Germination 7-21 days. Thin seedlings to 10cm (4") between plants. Use thinnings as salad onions. Can also be sown late December-February 3 seeds per small pot in a propagator or greenhouse at approximately 15-20°C (60-68°F) eventually planting outside in well-prepared soil. Water freely during dry weather.
Ideal for beds and borders, raised beds. Grows well in sun or shade. For sweeter onions, keep well watered. This variety is best used as a fresh onion, not for winter storage.
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