Texas 1015Y Onion Seed

Texas 1015Y Onion Seed

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Texas 1015Y Onion Seed (110 days)

 

Released in 1983.  The Texas 1015 onion was developed by the legendary Dr. Leonard Pike of Texas A&M University, it's name derives from the planting date in Texas (October 15). 

Texas 1015s were grown in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas and took some 10 years to produce, this onion was dubbed the "million dollar baby" because of the enormous cost and amount of time it took to develop this exceptionally sweet onion.

1015's have flattened yellow bulbs with rounded shoulders.

Texas 1015 is the sweetest of the sweet onion varieites and I remember my mother always buying them at the local market where I grew up in Texas. 

The bigger it gets the sweeter it gets.  Texas 1015 onions can weigh up to a pound or more!

Stores up to two months if cured properly. 

The Texas 1015 is considered a Short Day onion, but many times it takes longer for bulbs to develop, so it can be used in Intermediate and Long Day areas.  Has been succesfully grown from Mexico to Ohio.

Pink Root Rot Resistant.

Remember to add bone meal before planting onions.  Bone meal contains phosporous which is essential for excellent development. 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1/8-1/4" 300 50-85 3-13 6" 5-6" 100 lb. Full

Allium cepa

Planting Tips:

Day length sensitive – check for which is best in your area.  Needs a light friable soil to grow successfully.  Start in early spring, scatter seeds in tray ¼”- ½” apart in moist soil and put in warm place.  Transplant out 8-10 weeks later in final spacing.  Thinned onions are great in salads!

Short Day Onions are normally planted in the fall in California unless you are in the Central Valley where you can also plant intermediate day onions as well. Short Day onion varieties: Red Creole onions, Red Burgundy onion, Vidalia onion, Yellow Granex onion, Yellow Burmuda onion, White Bermuda onions, Crystal White wax onion, Red Granex onion, Early Granon Onions, Texas Grano, Torpedo Red Onions,

Seeding Rate:

300,000 plants/acre, aproximately 3 lb.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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