Onion, Maria Nagy's Transylvanian Yellow (Organic)
Allium cepa. Yellow Storage. 100 days.
But of course every homestead farm also needs yellow onions! Our favorite Romanian seed steward, Maria Nagy, shared her yellow onion with us as well. Maria Nagy’s Transylvanian Yellow is very similar in appearance to the red strain (except, obviously, yellow) with 3- 4” bulbs and some variability in shape from slightly torpedo to globe. Good storability and great deep pungency, slightly spicier than the red. Onions are the foundation of every good meal and this variety’s rich flavor is hard to beat.
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.
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.