Growing Early White Grano Onions Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Allium cepa
- Other Names: Texas Early Grano, Baboso, Early Grano
- Days to Maturity: 100 days
- Hardiness Zone: 2-9, but thrives in South and West
- Planting Depth: ¼”
- Plant Spacing: 2-6”
- Row Spacing: 12- 18”
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Rich, moist and well-drained
- Temp Preference: Cool, warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Somewhat resistant to thrips and pink root fungus
- Color: White
- Flavor: Mild, sweet
Early White Grano Onions Growth Habits:
Allium Cepa is considered fully mature around 100 days after planting. They prefer rich, moist, but well-draining soil. These Vidalia onions are annuals and generally planted in the spring. Bulbs produced by the Early White Grano Onion seeds are 3-4”. The bulbs are top-shaped, and you will see green sprouts within the first week of the onion seed germinating. These green sprouts can be trimmed immediately for consumption, or they can be left on to help the bulb grow. At about 100 days the greenery will begin to yellow and the Early White Grano Onion will be ready for harvesting. This particular is slower to bolt.
Various Uses for Early White Grano Onions
Texas Early Grano Onions are mild and flavorful. These onions are delicious in soups, stew, and chilis. Their flavor is enhanced by cooking. They only become sweeter with carmelization. This variety is also delicious in French Onion Soup or in casseroles.
Early White Grano Onion Benefits:
Onions have numerous health benefits. Early White Grano onions can lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. Known to reduce cancer, vidalia onions are great addition to diets. Onions are great to eat while battling colds and congestion as well. In the garden, onions are great to use to deter deer because they hate the smell of onions.
Originally comes from Valencia, Spain and is grown heavily in Texas.