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Giant Zittau Onion Seeds

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Number of Seeds per Pack: 50

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Giant Zittau Onion Seeds

Giant Zittau Onions are a delicious yellow Heirloom onion variety from the town of Zittau in Germany. This beautiful silky golden-brown onion dates back to 1885!

The Giant Zittau is said to be the best keeping yellow onion available. The attractive, 4"-5" in., semi-globular on this onion have a delicious flavor and are known to be good for pickles

This onion can be sown in Spring or Autumn and is not day length length sensitive.

This onion is not day length sensitive.

Long day vs Short Day Onions:

Northern gardeners should plant long-day onions (like the Yellow of Parma Onion). In the North, daylight length varies greatly as you get farther and father away from the equator. Winter days are very short, but summer days are long. Long-day onions will have a chance to produce lots of top growth (hence produce bigger bulbs) before the day length triggers bulbing. If short-day onions were grown in the North, the onions would bulb up too early and they would be small by comparison.

Southern gardeners should plant short-day onions (like the Yellow Granex Onion) . In the South, there is much less variation in day length between seasons than up North. If long-day onions were planted in the South, they may not experience enough day length to trigger the bulbing process.

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Additional Details
  • Family: Alliaceae
  • Genus:Allium (AL-ee-um)
  • Species: cepa (KEP-uh)
  • Cultivar: Giant Zittau
  • Category: Biennials, Vegetables
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom
  • Height:6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in (30-45 cm)
  • Spacing:3-6 in (7-15 cm)
  • Germination Time: 5-15 days
  • Days to Maturity: 100-110 days
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Danger: N/A
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  • Soil Requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
  • Propagation Methods: From seed, direct sow outdoors as soon as the ground can be worked. Can also be planted in late summer for a fall harvest.
  • Other Details: Average water needs, water regularly, do not over-water.

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