Dakota Tears

Crop: Onion (Allium cepa)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: David Podoll Prairie Road Organic Seed

OSSI Pledge Date: 1/20/2016

Release Date: 1/20/2016

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


“(112 days) Open-pollinated, yellow-skinned, firm fleshed storage onion with robust onion flavor. Bred in the 1980-90s by David Podoll, Dakota Tears is continuously selected for vigor, size, long-term storability, disease and insect resistance. Averaging 12 oz each with medium-thick necks. Dakota Tears was honored by Organic Gardening magazine as one of ten outstanding plants in their 2010 variety trials. Growing Notes For transplant seedlings: sow indoors 6 weeks before desired transplanting date; Planting depth: 1/4 inch; Avg. Days to Germ.: 7-10. Transplant outdoors with 4 inch spacing between plants. For direct seeding: 10 seeds per foot in rows 18 inches apart. Plant 1/4 inch deep; thin to 4 inch spacings. Days to Maturity (after transplant): 112.”

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