SoFire, Vidora, and Sapelo are all short-day onion varieties. Each bundle contains 50 plants.
SoFire Onion is an early, short-day red onion. This variety is known for its excellent bolting tolerance and high pink root resistance. It is one of the earliest red onion varieties on the market, ranging from 145-155 days to maturity. Storage
Vidora Onion is a short-day, yellow onion that performs well in the southern states. This sweet onion variety produces yellow, granex-style onions that are slightly flattened that have excellent bolting tolerance. Vidora onions are huge! This variety produces jumbo, colossal onions that are easily larger than a softball. These perform best when planted in the fall and overwintered. If your winter temps are rarely below 20 degrees, this is the preferred growing method.
Sapelo is a hybrid, short-day variety with a granex or flattened bulb shape. This Vidalia-type onion is early-maturing and should be planted in November through December in warmer climates. This is a widely adapted variety that performs well in all regions in which short-day onions may be grown. It produces large to jumbo onions that are firm and golden yellow.
Plant Short-day varieties in fall and over-winter for a spring harvest. Short-day onion varieties start the bulbing process when day length reaches 10-12 hours.
* NOTE * We will begin shipping orders for onion plants throughout the month of November.
Onion Planting Information:
When to Plant: early spring and fall
Plant Spacing: 4″
SoFire & Sapelo – Pink Root Rot
Short-Day Onion Planting Guide:
- Plant in fall and overwinter for a spring harvest
- Start the bulbing process when the day length reaches 10-12 hours