- Organic Walla Walla Days to Maturity: 90-120, Biennial
- Hardiness Zones: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 1-2”
- Row Spacing: 12-15”
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Rich, moist and well-drained
- Temp Preference: Cool
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Thrips, aphids and fungal blight
- Color: Pale-yellow to white bulbs with green stems
- Flavor: Sweet, crisp, with mild acidity
Organic Walla Walla Onion Growing Habits
Walla Walla onions (Allium cepa L.) will produce slightly larger bulbs as fall crops, versus spring sown onions. Annually harvested, Organic Walla Walla garden vegetables grow their sweet 3-6” bulbs by late summer. Their long edible green stems can be picked and used as green onions once they reach 8” tall. As biennials, fall-sown organic onions can overwinter and will grow large pale-yellow to white bulbs by next spring harvest, as soon as their tops completely dry and fall over.
Various Uses for Organic Walla Walla Onion Vegetable Seed
Around 90-100 days from the sowing date, you can pick the edible green stems of Walla Wallas. The tops or young onion plants develop a flavor similar to scallions. Use the chopped up stems of Organic Walla Walla garden onions to add a verdant garnish to fresh dishes, such as sprinkling it over fried rice. These sweet onion crops are best eaten fresh or within 1 month, as this variety isn’t known for long term storage.
These popular onions are known to sweeten any summer barbeque dish, with their mild acidity and crisp sweetness. They’re not only great for deep-frying as onion rings, but Walla Wallas are also a tender and hearty variety that can be easily cooked and caramelized.
Benefits of Organic Walla Walla Onion Vegetable Seed
As a long-day variety, when Walla Wallas are grown in northern regions, their mild yet sweet flavor develops and matures early in comparison to other onions. Fast-maturing onions like Organic Walla Wallas, have high water concentration around 95% and are best eaten fresh! Onions in general are packed with health benefits such as, antioxidants, vitamin C, heart and bone health and improving your immune system overall.
Walla Walla sweet onion garden seeds originated from the French regions of Corsica. During the 1900s, Organic Walla Walla onions were transported by a French soldier and later cultivated in Washington State.
Organic Walla Walla Onion Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 8,140 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 32,560 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 130,240 Seeds
- 5 lbs - Approximately 651,200 Seeds