Intermediate Day Varieties

Intermediate Day onions need 12 to 14 hours of daylight to trigger the bulbing process. Intermediate varieties are ideal for the zone between the north and south but are well-adapted for almost all growing areas in the country.

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Sweet Red

Adds special color and flavor to salads! This large, flattened globe is the red variety you find in your favorite Italian restaurant. Great for hamburgers too!

Sweet Red bulbs grow well in the northern or southern part of the United States but have limited storage capability.


Popular intermediate variety! This large, yellow, globe-shaped onion possesses the unique combination of earliness, productivity, and quality.

Gardeners can expect Cimarron to mature later in the south and earlier in the north than the designated varieties bred for their areas.

The Cimarron is mildly pungent in flavor with medium storage capability.