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Old October 20, 2019   #16
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So now we'll find out whether onion seeds keep better when stored with a pistol.
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Old October 20, 2019   #17
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Worth,
I really like the 1015 Y onion. I purchase and typically plant about 400 seedlings in January. This year, my supplier had sold all his 1015Y seedlings when I was ready to plant. He had a couple of cases of a new onion called Texas Legend and said growers report them to be superior to 1015Y. I bought and planted 200 seedlings. I found and planted the same amount of 1015 Y.


I found the Texas Legend produces larger bulbs, two weeks earlier than 1015Y. I stored some bulbs hanging in mesh bags back in late June. The remaining bag has thirty or forty medium sized bulbs in it and not even one onion has started to rot. I always lost a lot of 1015Y in storage. They are as sweet or sweeter than 1015 Y.


Don't switch over, but you might be interested in trying some Texas Legend seedlings side by side with the 1015Y onions.
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Old October 20, 2019   #18
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I must be the odd person out as I like those mean ol' onions, the strong ones that'll make you cry! To me, they caramelize with a better taste and last a long time, too. Getting hard to find, so many want sweet onions.
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Old October 20, 2019   #19
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Actually Imp, I like both. I've never tried growing the White Granix which have so much sulfur in them, your eyes water when cutting them. I don't grow them because I can buy them cheaply at the grocery store and they have already been hardened. They do make better grilled onions and they are best as a topping on red beans and rice and other things. I prefer the sweet onions caramelized. The higher sugar content makes them caramelize better.

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Old October 21, 2019   #20
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I cook the old meanies in an\ old cast iron pan with a dab of bacon grease, low and slow. Might start out with that big deep skillet heaped up, but when done, it's never enough as I just love to eat them that way. When I was pregnant, I craved slow cooked down onions every time, eating them daily and by the dinner plate full, LOL!! Just could not get enough of them back then.
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Old October 21, 2019   #21
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I forgot may daily onion yesterday.
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Old October 21, 2019   #22
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I found the Texas Legend produces larger bulbs, two weeks earlier than 1015Y. I stored some bulbs hanging in mesh bags back in late June. The remaining bag has thirty or forty medium sized bulbs in it and not even one onion has started to rot. I always lost a lot of 1015Y in storage. They are as sweet or sweeter than 1015 Y.
Thanks for that, Don. I will have to look for the seed next year and try some.
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Old October 21, 2019   #23
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I listen to to gardening show on the radio on Sundays.
The guy that owns the natural garden in Austin said that this was the best time of the year to start a garden where I live.
He also said last weekend was the end of the hot weather.
I hope so and agree.
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Old October 26, 2019   #24
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First onions and cabbage sprouting.
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Old October 26, 2019   #25
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Well these were in a drawer where I keep my kitchen pistol.
"Kitchen pistol." Hmmm. Either:

a.) you cook some bizarre cuisine, or
b.) your kitchen is way too dangerous.
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Old October 26, 2019   #26
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"Kitchen pistol." Hmmm. Either:

a.) you cook some bizarre cuisine, or
b.) your kitchen is way too dangerous.
None of the above.
I dont have one stashed in every nook and cranny of the house but one where I can get to it in times of need.
The one in question was my late wife's and she used it once to run off a would be rapist trying to beat the front door down.
Mine I used to stop a thug from beating the hell out of a young lady.
Sorry to bring it up but it is true.
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Old October 26, 2019   #27
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The world is going crazy. Mine is always on my hip but covered. Just renewed my license. It's required every five years. I've carried for so many years, I can't remember when I started. I hope and pray I never need to use it.
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Old October 27, 2019   #28
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More onion seeds sprouted over night and it got down to 44F too.

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Old October 27, 2019   #29
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Just dumped the onion seeds from 2015 in separate flats with wet paper towels to see if any germinate.
I don't expect any to germinate but we shall see.
Granex hybrid short day.
The giant Spanish onion long day.
And the Red Burgundy short day.
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Daylight savings time is ending the coming Sunday.
I wonder if it is going to mess my onions up.
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