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Yellow Multiplier Onion
250 days. These winter-hardy bulbs have yellow skins and white flesh tinged with purple. With proper nutrition and good conditions, you can expect a cluster of 10-12 or more mild and sweet-flavored bulbs to form from a single bulb. Multiplier onions keep for 8-12 months in good storage conditions. Plants can be used as green bunching onions if pulled in the spring. Bulbs per pound: approximately 12-15.
Multiplier and Topsetting Onions are shipped only in the fall-late September or early October, depending on the season. Quantities are limited; order early for best availability.
PLEASE READ: Not available to Idaho or Canada.
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Multiplier onions, also known as potato onions, form a cluster of underground bulbs from each single bulb planted. Once established in your garden, multiplier onions will improve in size and quality, and their bulbs can be replanted year after year.
• Plant in the fall, spaced 6 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart
• Allow the tip of the bulb to lie even with the soil surface, then apply a few inches of compost and/or mulch
• Remove any seed head that may form the following spring
Insect & Diseases
• Common insects: Onion thrips and maggots
• Insect control: Neem oil or Predatory Nematodes
• Common diseases: Fusarium basal rot, pink root
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation
Harvest & Storage
• Select and save the biggest bulbs for replanting
• Cure in a warm (75-80°F), shaded, well-ventilated location until outer skin and necks are dry, then trim tops, leaving one inch above the bulb
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area
• Check occasionally and immediately remove any sprouting or rotting onions