The Early Yellow globe onion is considered a long day onion type. This is a fine, blocky, globe shaped onion with a beautiful straw yellow and white color. It has firm white flesh that is popular used either raw or cooked. It is considered a moderately short storage type onion and it is one of the earliest open pollinated varieties that produces good quality bulbs. Highly recommended for gardeners in short season climates that have problems with onions maturing, heavy soils, or anyone wanting an early storage onion. Well adapted to Canada. Early Yellow Globe onion seeds can be directly sown into garden. Plant very early in the spring in a sunny location as soon as the ground may be cultivated and enriched with organic material. Press soil firmly over seeds. Allow plant tops to fall and die before harvesting. Smaller bulb sets can be stored to replant next year.
Onions can be grown from seeds, sets, or transplants. If starting from seeds, start them indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Transplants can also be purchased from a nursery or garden center. Onions prefer a sunny location and well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Soil pH should be between 6.0 and 7.5. If planting sets or transplants, space them 10-15cm (4-6”) apart in rows spaced 30cm (12”) apart. If planting seeds, sow them 1cm (½”) deep and 2.5-5cm (1-2”) apart in rows spaced 30cm (12”) apart.
Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged during the growing season. Onions prefer consistent watering throughout the season. Fertilize with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer every 3-4 weeks during the growing season. Onions are ready for harvest when the leaves turn yellow and start to fall over. Carefully lift the onions out of the soil and lay them out in a dry, well-ventilated area to cure for 1-2 weeks before storing.