Granex Onion Allium cepa 3-3 1/2 in. Hardy biennial
A Vidalia onion is a sweet onion of certain varieties, grown in a production area defined by law in Georgia and by the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The varieties include the hybrid yellow granex, varieties of granex parentage, or other similar varieties recommended by the Vidalia Onion Committee and approved by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
The onions were first grown near Vidalia, Georgia, in the early 1930s. It is an unusually sweet variety of onion, due to the low amount of sulfur in the soil in which the onions are grown. Moses Coleman is considered the person that discovered the sweet Vidalia Onion variety in 1931.
The Yellow Granex is one of the approved varieties on the Georgia Agricultural Commission s list that is used by Vidalia, Georgia farmers to grow the famous Vidalia Onions. They have top quality with classic, sweet mild taste. And it s true that some folks eat them like apples! The secret to growing really sweet, mild onions just like they do in that famous town in Georgia is to start with a sweet short-day variety just like this one and have soil that is very low in sulfur. The Yellow Granex is excellent for eating fresh!
Planting depth: 1/4" Soil temp. for germ.: 50-75 F Days to germ.: 7-14 Plant spacing: 4" Days to maturity: 105-110 Full sun Water heavy
Hirts: Seed; Vegetable
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This was my first seed purchase from amazon.com. I honestly didn't know what to expect. I was very please with Hirt's delivery services and was very glad to see that they provided thorough and helpful instructions for planting these seeds. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to plant them yet, hence only 4 stars out of 5. I expect that I will be pleasantly surprised.
Update: Planted these a few years later, and they germinated as promised. I planted them late in the season, so I didn't get a chance to really let them grow. Of all the seeds I planted, though, only a few plants sprouted and survived for terribly long, which was probably more due to the environment than the seeds themselves.
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