Duster Onion

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Duster Onion is a hybrid, short-day onion with superior disease-resistance and uniform bulbs. Globe-shaped with a light-brown coloration. Early-maturing.  Allium cepa. 125 days to maturity.

250 seeds per packet

Availability: In stock

Duster Onion is a hybrid, short-day sweet onion with excellent uniformity and disease-resistance. Duster produces large, globe-shaped onions with a light brown coloration. These onions are early-maturing and consistently uniform with a firm bulb for superior holding ability and storage. Plants are vigorous and perform well during a wide-range of growing conditions.

Duster Onion can be direct-seeded or transplanted, although we recommend transplanting. For direct-seeding, plant seeds 2″ apart along the row with a row spacing of 24″. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings to a 6″ plant spacing along the row. Duster Onion seeds can be planted with our Hoss Garden Seeder. We recommend using a #1 seed plate and modifying the hole size slightly to accommodate the onion variety being planted. For denser plantings, more holes may need to be drilled to accommodate a thicker spacing.

For transplanting, plant one seed per cell in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Once the green stems reach 6-8″ in length and/or they can be easily pulled from the seed trays, the transplants are ready to go in the ground. Transplant onions 4-6″ apart along the row with a row spacing of 24″. If drip irrigation is used, onions may be planted on double rows with drip irrigation in the middle. We suggest burying the drip tape 3-4″ deep and planting on both sides of the tape.

Onions are heavy feeders and will require significant nutrient inputs throughout their lifespan. We recommend feeding them with our 20-20-20 and Ammonium Sulfate fertilizers. Fertilize with 20-20-20 shortly after transplanting. The phosphorous and potassium in the 20-20-20 fertilizer will help to promote solid root development, while the nitrogen will promote vegetative growth. Once transplants are established, we recommend side-dressing or injecting with our Ammonium Sulfate fertilizer.  Side dress or inject 1 cup per 20 feet of linear row every 3-4 weeks after transplanting.

Duster Onion Planting Information

Planting Method: transplant

When to Plant: early spring

Planting Depth: 1/4″

Seed Spacing: 4″

Row Spacing: 12-18″

Days to Maturity: 125

Disease Resistance: Pink Root Rot, Fusarium Basal Rot

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