Texas Legend Onion

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Texas Legend Onion is a short-day onion that produces uniform, globe-shaped, yellow onions that are mild and sweet. Onions average 6″ in diameter and store for at least 4 months. Allium cepa. 125 days to maturity. Treated

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Texas Legend Onion is one of our favorite onion varieties to grow! This is a short-day onion variety that is widely adapted and can even be grown in some intermediate-day onion zones. Texas Legend Onions are globe-shaped, yellow onions with a mild, sweet flavor. These onions get large and will average 6″ in diameter. They also store really well and will keep at least 4 months after harvesting.

Texas Legend 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. Texas Legend 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.

Texas Legend Onion Planting Information

Planting Method: transplant

When to Plant: early spring and fall

Planting Depth: 1/4″

Seed Spacing: 4″

Row Spacing: 12-18″

Days to Maturity: 125

Disease Resistance: None

Onion Planting Guide

Select an onion variety based on your geographical location. In many cases, intermediate-day varieties can be grown in southern long-day regions and northern short-day regions.

Short-day Onions

  • Plant in fall and overwinter for a spring harvest
  • Start the bulbing process when day length reaches 10-12 hours

Intermediate-day Onions

  • Plant in late winter for an early summer harvest
  • Start the bulbing process when day length reaches 12-14 hours

Long-day Onions

  • Plant in spring for a mid-summer harvest
  • Start the bulbing process when day length reaches 14-16 hours

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