Onion, Fehmel-Steig (Organic)

Allium cepa. Yellow Storage. 100 days

A pungent, yellow storage onion reportedly from Rheinland in Germany. Long day, storage type that stores well for over 6 months. Excelled in our 2016 trials of 12 varieties of storage onions, showing good uniformity of shape with hardly any doubles. Vigorous plants have leaves with unusually thick architecture. Very high yields when given plenty of fertility. An older open pollinated variety bred for commercial growers. Gifted to us by Harold Frasier who formerly worked as an onion breeder for the global onion market.

Seed produced by Taproot Growers in Springfield, Oregon.


Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil February to March. Transplant into the garden in April or May, when plants are at least the size of a pencil lead. Space 6” in rows that are 1’ apart. Onions benefit from frequent watering and shallow cultivation. Harvest when stem has shriveled and tipped over.

Seed Saving

To save seed, replant at least 20 onions in the second spring. Large, beautiful globe shaped flower stalks attract pollinators. Isolate from other onions by at least ½ mile.

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