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Short-Day, Intermediate-Day, and Long-Day Onions

By SongofJoy
March 22, 2014

Many onion varieties will be sold as either short-day onions, intermediate-day onions, or long-day onions.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 22, 2014 6:44 PM CST
Thanks for a nice, succinct explanation of the differences between the different "day" types of onions. I haven't grown any type of onion other than the green bunching onions for quite a while, but now maybe I'll give the bulbs another chance. Smiling
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 23, 2014 2:56 AM CST
I've done the same thing - growing bunching onions for awhile and in containers. Now I'm back with some of the bulb types and the walking onions. I'm hoping the weather will be good for them this year.
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greene
Mar 23, 2014 7:53 PM CST
Well, thanks for informing me about the day length factor; - after reading your article I got so busy researching to find more about varieties for my zone that I forgot to click the little thumb! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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SongofJoy
Mar 24, 2014 3:45 AM CST
Thanks, greene. I often do that myself.
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Joannabanana
Mar 24, 2014 11:05 AM CST
Great info. I will pay more attention to the varieties of onion sets that I choose this year and maybe I will get some decent sized onions. I tip my hat to you.
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SongofJoy
Mar 24, 2014 2:15 PM CST
Thanks for commenting, Joanne. I hope you do find some that will grow well for you.
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