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.
Onion, Gold Princess (Organic)
Allium cepa. Yellow. 85 days.
Very early maturing globe onion that matures weeks earlier than every other variety of onion we grow. The multi-purpose Gold Princess is commonly planted very close together and picked small for pickling, or for little fresh pearl onions, but we prefer to grow it like a normal onion, as it grows into a great full size, gold-skinned bulb with rich pungent flavor. Does not develop very many wrappers, making it great for cooking but not for storage. Very large bulbs will store through December, smaller bulbs may make it into spring. Very reliable and tasty. Its history is a mystery to us, but seems to be day-neutral as we have heard reports of it growing well in Louisiana.
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.