This is a short-day (Southern) type, planted in fall for early-summer harvest.
Mild, sweet, but also good for storing!
Variety: Yellow Granex Hybrid 33
Days to Maturity: 125
Fruit Color: Yellow
Additional Characteristics: Edible
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Resistance: Pink Root Rot
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
125 days. This is the same sweet yellow onion that’s famously grown in Vidalia, Georgia, and just one bite tells you why it’s the most popular sweet Onion in America. Not only is this short-day type nice and mild, it actually has a sugary flavor you’ll love! And even though it’s a sweet type, it stores remarkably well. You just can’t go wrong with easy-to-grow, crowd-pleasing sweet onion!
This sweet Georgia onion is a bit flattish, with flimsy papery wrapping and light-yellow, thick flesh. It is equally well suited for cooking or using raw, and is a very reliable garden performer. Grow onions just like they do in Vidalia, Georgia yourself (who wants to pay those fancy supermarket and roadside stand prices?) and find out just what all the fuss is about!
Yellow Granex is called a “short day” onion because it matures during the short days of fall, winter, and early spring, and is suited for warm climates, where winter is mild. If you live further north, try “long-day” varieties such as Walla Walla Sweet.
Start seed indoors in fall for early-summer harvest in the south. Begin them in flats 8 weeks before expected transplant into the garden. Space seedlings 2 to 3 inches apart in the garden. For mature bulbs, wait until the tops fall over after the growing season. Then dig up the bulbs, cure for 3 weeks, and store in a cool, dry place. Pkt is about 200 seeds, which sows 30 feet of row.