Sweet onions - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Steve Lowrey
Winter Haven, fl. (Zone 9b)
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Question by stlowr
January 24, 2011
I am planting sweet Texas onions, but they never seen to be sweet. When harvested. Is there something special. I need to do

Answer from NGA
January 24, 2011
It might be that you are planting your onions at the wrong time of the year. Sweet onions, sometimes referred to as "short day" onions, because their growing season occurs during the fall and winter with harvest usually in spring /summer. If you're planting your onions in the spring, it can affect the flavor. You might try planting Texas Sweets this fall. Be sure to amend the bed with compost or other organic matter to help hold moisture, loosen the soil, and provide a constant source of nutrients as the bulbs grow. Hope this helps!

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