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104 days. Our choice for a superior storage onion with high yields of uniform crops. Patterson’s yellow bulbs are firm, thin-necked and offer good flavor and excellent storage. The 3 ½-4 inch bulbs have a moderate pungency and good sugar content. They maintain their quality long after other varieties have gone soft. Storage type; stores 10-12 months. Long-day variety.

One Bunch = A minimum of 4 dozen plants. Onion plants are shipped directly from the grower January through early May, according to where you live. Not available to Hawaii, Idaho, or Canada. Cases not available to AK.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Bill i.M.
Total loss

I bought these with high hopes. All died. I tested the soil and couldn't determine a problem. The rest of my garden is happy. I reached out to territorial for advise with no reply. I've been doing this long enough to know there's lots of dynamics at play, but I'm disappointed. Looks like I'll be buying my onions from the farmers market this year.

Sorry to hear that was the case! I've been in touch with our customer service and someone will be in touch to see if we can help figure out what happened!

Eleanor D.
Patterson Onions

This is the second year I have grown this variety.
They grew as well as the Candy but not as large. It is Memorial Day and I still have some
in my garage that are still good and have not started to sprout. Storage life is impressive!
They are a mild onion but not sweet like the Candy.
I will definitely keep growing them.

Robert c.
Good all round onion

Hood all rounder! Grows well here on the northwest with only a few bolted onions. Stores very well if properly dried off after harvest!

Sharon M.
Best onions I've grown

These onions are delicious and large, but so are others. What makes them special is that the KEEP long after the others have grown tops, or have gone soft.
I was disappointed in the quality and size of the plants sets, but once they got started, they grew well. Follow planting directions for great results.

Soil Temp for Germ 50–75°F
Seed Depth ⅛–½"
Seed Spacing 2–4/inch
Days to Emergence 6–16
Thin Plants to 2–7"
Row Spacing 12–24"
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 200
Seed Life 1 year

Allium cepa Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Onions are photoperiodic plants — they regulate their stages of growth by day length
• Onions will make top growth until the critical light duration is reached, then bulbing begins
• The amount of growth and development prior to bulbing will determine the bulb size
• Long-day varieties do well in northern states where summertime day length is between 14-16 hours
• Short-day varieties do well in southern states and bulb when day length is 10-12 hours; they won't get very large in northern states
• Dividing line between short-day and long-day varieties is generally accepted as 36° latitude, roughly along the Kansas/Oklahoma border
• Day-neutral and intermediate-day varieties start bulbing when day length is 12-14 hours; can be successfully grown anywhere
• Onions prefer light, sandy, loamy soils
• Apply 1/4-1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, 1-2 inches below transplant or seed

Direct Sowing
• Thin to the strongest plant when 4-5 inches

• Sow up to 10-12 seeds in a 4-6 inch pot
• If tops reach over 5 inches before transplant, cut to 3 inches
• When planting out carefully separate the seedlings and place in a shallow trench
• Fill trench around seedlings and water in well

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Onion thrips and maggots
• Insect control: Pyrethrin or Predatory Nematodes
• Common diseases: Fusarium basal rot, pink root
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• For scallions: harvest when pencil size or larger, wash and trim roots, store in a bag at 36°F and 95% relative humidity
• As bulbs approach maturity, withhold water so protective paper can form
• After about half the tops have fallen, push over the remainder; wait about 1 week then harvest
• Cure in a warm (75-80°F), shaded, well-ventilated location until outer skin and necks are dry, then trim tops, leaving one inch above the bulb
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area
• Check occasionally and immediately remove any sprouting or rotting onions

What is pelleted seed?
Seed that has been coated with a clay-based material to form a larger, round shape. This makes planting by hand or mechanical seeder easier and allows for more controlled sowing of small seeds such as carrots or lettuce. All pelleted seed has a National Organic Program (NOP) approved coating.
For best results, store pelleted seed in an air-tight container and use within one season.

What is seed tape?
Seed tapes are perfectly straight rows of precisely spaced crops. No more having to thin seedlings! This biodegradable tape will plant a row 5 meters (16 feet, 5 inches) long. Simply lay it in a furrow and cover with a light layer of sifted compost or soil, water and wait. Save yourself a heap of planting time with these popular vegetable and herb staples.

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