Growing Granex Yellow Hybrid F1 (PRR) Onion Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Allium cepa
- Other Names: Yellow Granex Onion, Vidalia Onion, Georgia Sweet Onion
- Days to Maturity: 110-160 days
- Hardiness Zone: 9-10
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 4-6”
- Row Spacing: 12-15”
- Growth Habit: Bulbing, upright greens as tall as 36"
- Soil Preference: Rich, moist, and well-draining; 6.2 to 6.8 pH
- Temp Preference: Cool
- Light Preference: Full sun; short-day onion variety starts to bulb when daylength reaches 10 hours
- Pests/diseases: Thrips, aphids, and onion root maggots
- Color: Yellow bulbs, green foliage that yellows when bulbs are mature
- Flavor: Sweet
Yellow Granex Hybrid F1 Growth Habits:
Yellow Granex Hybrid seeds produce white bulbs with yellow skin that grow as large as 4" to 5" in diameter. The green tops will grow as tall as 36" that will yellow and begin to flop over when the bulbs are mature, which is typically 110 to 160 days after planting.
These short-day onions will begin to bulb after the daylength reaches 10 hours. Because they are a short-day variety, Granex Yellow onions thrive in Southern zones of the United States.
Onions do well when they are planted in well-draining soil that is rich with nutrients. They also benefit from good weed control.
Various Uses for Yellow Granex Onions:
Yellow Granex onions are a popular choice for eating fresh because of their mild, sweet flavor. When cooked, the sweet flavor of these Vidalia onions is enhanced. The mild flavor pairs well with meat and vegetable dishes.
Granex Hybrid F1 (Vidalia) Onion Benefits:
Eating sweet onions can give your immune system a boost thanks to its vitamin C and plentiful antioxidants. In addition, onions are known to have anti-cancer benefits as well as the ability to help the body regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol.
Onions can be easily interplanted with other garden crops to deter pests, such as deer.
The Yellow Granex hybrid was developed and released by the USDA and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in 1952.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Approximately 315 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 9,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 36,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 144,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 720,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 3,600,000 Seeds