Days To Maturity : 115
Germination Days : 10-14
Planting Depth : 1/4
Seed Code : GB
Seeds Per Packet : 100
Spacing : 4
When To Plant : Early spring
When To Plant : Fall
When To Plant : Late spring
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Mill Creek Red Onion VON-4589



A local heirloom we have saved from extinction

bolt-resistant and very long-keeping.

In recent trials it was the only red onion to do equally well planted either spring or fall.

 Intermediate day-length.

At the local farmers' market, we saw some red onions for sale and found that they were the last of the onions bred by local nursery owners Joe and Wanda Turi, who had since died. We bought the whole box and took it to Ellen Bartholomew at Golden Rule Garden, who grew our seedstock. Mill Creek was the name of the Turi's nursery.



Start seeds in flats early in the season; typically at least 2 months before last frost. Transplant seedlings 4" apart. Will grow best in a fairly rich, light loam with plenty of organic matter (compost, etc). Soil must be kept moist and keep well-weeded. This onion grows to a large size. Matures in about 14-17 weeks. When tops start to yellow, cease watering. Harvest when tops are dead, and cure in a shady airy place for 2 weeks before storing.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: W/Matures 14-17/Harvest 0-6/Yield 200-600/Spacing 4"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Trials in our area found it to be the only onion they trialed that did equally well planted with in the spring or fall. Thank you to Ellen Bartholomew at Golden Rule, Jeff Myers and Jason Menesini for undertaking the rescue of this local heirloom.

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Mill Creek onion harvest
on 07/02/15 by IvaJo in CA

My first harvest of Mill Creek onions, they were all amazing, really large, and not a single one went to seed! This has definitely been my most successful onion harvest. Thank you for being such an amazing seed source and caring about local varieties. I live a half-mile from the original Mill Creek nursery. Thank you, thank you!!