[gardeners] 1015Y onion

Allen and Judy Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 27 Mar 1999 04:51:30 -0600

Hi Marguerite,
    I sure hope the 1015Y is suitable for your area. It is a wonderful
onion for eating raw, like the onion sandwich you mentioned. Add a slice
of fresh garden tomato, knock your socks off. They also make great onion
rings. One draw back of short day onions is that they do not store as
long as the long day varieties. The sweetness of the onion is related to
water content. The more water content the sweeter the onion and the
shorter storage time.
    I'm a freak for onions. The 1015 Y's are the best that my dad,
grandmother or myself have grown. They get big too! Dad and I were
competing for bragging rights last year. He won. He had some bigger than
softballs. Mine were only a little smaller.
    We have never had any problems with frost damage to the 1015Y. We
plant the little transplants in Jan. They always have to go through
several hard freezes. The name 1015Y comes from the planting date if you
plant from seeds. Oct. 15th, yellow onion = 1015Y.
    Happy Gardening,
    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
    Zone 8