Heshiko Bunching Onion Seeds
Heshiko Bunching Onions ON27-100

Heshiko Bunching Onion Seeds

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SKU ON27-100
$4.00 $3.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: Japan Japan
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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66 days. Allium cepa. Open Pollinated. Heshiko Bunching Onion. The plant produces excellent yields of very flavorful bunching onions. Perfect for salads and garnishes. These onions never form bulbs. Also known as He Shi Ko Bunching Onions. An excellent choice for home gardens, farmer’s markets, and market growers. An heirloom from Japan. Disease Resistant: OYDV, PR, TH.

Lot No: 194955

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 06/24

Seeds Per Pound: 144,000

Plant Height: 10 to 14" tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Allium cepa

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"50 F to 90 F 10 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 3 to 4"12 - 18" 4 to 6"90 - 120 days
Onion Seed Planting Information:

Onions seeds should be planted indoors 6 to 8 weeks before ground can be worked. You can also plant seeds directly in the garden. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked. Keep free from weeds. You need long sunny days to grow large onions. Shallots are very close to garlic and are very easy to grow. Plants can grow 8 to 12" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep seedlings and transplants consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every 2 weeks.

Harvest Tips:

You can harvest onion for their green stems (scallions) at anytime. Cut the green stems with garden scissors when tops are 4 - 8" tall. For bulb product, let the tops dry up themselves before digging them up. Spread bulbs on ground for 3 to 5 days to cure.

OYDV - Onion Yellow Dwarf

Type: Virus - Potyviridae

Yellow Dwarf is a virus disease that affects the growth of garlic, onions, and shallots. It was first discovered in Pleasant Valley, Iowa adjacent to the Mississippi River in June of 1927. Although the virus is not spread to the seeds, seeds from infected plants are of poor quality. Symptoms of yellow dwarf include yellow streaks and complete yellowing at the base of the true first leaves. The leaves are usually crinkled, twisted, and flattened and usually fall over. The plants will be wilted and dwarf and bulbs are usually underdeveloped and do not reach full size. The virus is spread by aphids. Controlling aphids does not prevent the disease, as they quickly transmit the virus as they move through the field and infect the crop. Use onion seeds rather than onion sets. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

PR - Pink Rot

Scientific Name: Phoma terrestris

Type: Fungus

Pink Rot is a devastating soil borne disease that affects the growth of onions and can occasionally affect corn, peppers, spinach, and soybeans. The disease started in North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic region and continues to spread to other areas. The disease affects the roots, where they become shriveled and deteriorate, and then may disintegrate. Symptoms of wilting of the leaves may occur and the leaves turn a pale green and start to die off. Onions infected with Pink Root often show a light pink color, then becoming a darker pink color, and progressing to a purple-brown color. The plant is rarely killed by the disease, but the bulbs never matures fully. The surviving plants are stunted and the bulb size is reduced and becomes soft and non-desirable. Cold weather, drought conditions, insect spreading the disease, nutrient deficiencies, and other diseases, can cause stress to the plant which can increase the severity of the disease. Plan on using a 6 year crop rotation and avoid planting onions in the same location, year after year as the disease can survive in the soil for a long time. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties and/or use a root fungicide for soil based diseases.

TH – Thrips

Type: Insect

The onion thrips is a common insect pest of onions. The insect is present throughout the United States. It is one of the most destructive insect pests in growing onions in Washington State. Besides onions, they feed on numerous vegetables including: cabbage, potato, and tomato. Thrips damage onions by puncturing the leaves and sucking up the sap. The damage causes the leaves to dry up, wither, turn brown, and eventually cause the stalk to bend and break. If thrips are feeding on cabbage, the cabbage will be blistered, scarred, and bronzed by thrips feeding on the leaves. Where many thrips had fed, discolored brownish blister-like areas will be visible. Lacewings, lady bugs, and parasite wasps may help regulate the thrips population. Insecticides have helped in controlling thrips in the past, but its rapid resistance to insecticides has been a problem. The best option is to use thrips tolerant varieties.

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