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Old March 4, 2010   #1
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Default Patterson f-1 Onions?

It looks like Johnny's will not carry Copra next year, they are sending out samples of Patterson f-1. Anyone have any experience with these, any info on growth or storage?
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Old March 5, 2010   #2
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never heard of them. did jss give a reason for not carrying copra next year?

prince is a yellow day long onion that will store nearly as long as copra.

i usually don't buy from jss due to costs of seed and s&h tho i like their catalog.

copra should be available thru pinetree and i think fedco lists copra too. i wonder if the seed producers are not growing copra? it's a great onion, wicked long storage and quite sweet. i was surprised at how sweet copra is in the 1st 4 months of storage. in past years i would start to eat copra in february or march but i dropped growing a sweet onion (candy or alisa craig exhibition) and just grow a red (red wing excellent storage) and copra. so i was eating copra in the fall and i was amazed at how sweet it is, long storage onions i'd think would be hot as they have high sulfur compounds which is why they store so long.

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