Dakota Tears Yellow Storage Onion
Dakota Tears is a yellow-skinned, firm fleshed storage onion with robust onion flavor. The Podoll family has been selecting it on their farm for vigor, size, long-term storability, disease and insect resistance. Stores for up to a year. 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. It has successfully rivaled hybrid varieties in university-based variety trials. A long-day onion. Bred by David Podoll, and pledged as an OSSI open-source variety. (112 days) 150 seeds
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