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Old April 17, 2017   #1
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Default Free onion seedlings 4/17/2017

I am going to post this in as many places as I think it will get the correct attention. I haven't been here since April 2014 so I'm a little rusty on how stuff works here now.

I have 2 1020 trays of onion seedlings, you can all or some, whatever you want. I grew these from seed for a farmer who just told me to keep them! I want to find them a home cuz I hate to throw such nice seedlings into the compost pile, they are the nicest onion seedlings I ever grew! I am in southeastern Litchfield County in Connecticut. If you're near the northwestern CT border in NY or MA we aren't all that far apart.

1 1020 tray has 1,150 Copra onion seedlings. Copra is a yellow globe, 2 1/2" to 3" in diameter and is the longest storage onion. It's a hybrid onion. Copra will keep a minimum of 12 months in storage and I've kept them for 16 months from harvest. They are pretty sweet, not hot, which is surprising as sulfur compounds cause heat and long storage.

1 1020 tray has 1,150 Red Wing onion seedlings. Red Wing is a red globe, 3" to 4 1/2" in diameter and may be the longest red storage onion. It's a hybrid onion. Red Wing will keep a minimum of 10 months in storage and I've kept them for 12 months from harvest. They are pretty sweet but sometimes I find a hot Red Wing.

Now is the time to plant onions, they are cold and frost tolerant. Harvest is early to mid August here. They need full sun and don't compete well with weeds and being a root crop you need a bed that isn't full of stones.

PM me if you're interested. Naturally this offer is limited as onions should be planted today or even 10 days ago.

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oh that is such a bummer! I would take some if I live clsoer, but I am thousand of miles away. Goodluck. I hope you find them a good home.
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I'm just glad to see you around.
You have no idea how much I worried about you.

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I had great luck with the Copra and Red Wing seeds you were kind enough to send me a few years back -- they are really good varieties.

I hope you find a home for these soon.
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You have no idea how much I worried about you.

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I am alive and kicking Worth just somewhere else doing something different. Hope you are well.
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What a bummer, I am saddened you did all that work to be told "keep them", so sad. Glad to see you back too.
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