Green Onions Crop Guide

Estimated Cost $1200 per acre
Market Outlets Food services, wholesale grocery, restaurants, farmers markets, roadside stands
Market Potential Limited
Profit Potential $0 to $3,000 per acre
Adapted Areas Statewide, best near population centers
Labor Requirements Two men per acre, more at harvest
Equipment Requirements Tractor, shredder, disk, bedder, planter, herbicide sprayer, insect/disease sprayer, cultivator and trailer
Soil Requirements Sandy loam or silty clay loam with internal drainage
Water Requirements Good quality water for 2 to 4 acre inches per acre per week
Minimum Size 1/2 to 1 acre
Risk Factor High
Other Limiting Factors Freeze, diseases, insects and limited volume accepted at local market. Concenterated labor for harvest in December and January.
Comments Specific varieties perform differently in each section of Texas. Sold bunched.

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