Order Onion and Leek Plants through February 18
Feb 04, 2020 04:00PM
● By Editor
From the Cook County MN Extension Office - February 4, 2020
Every year we order as a community onion and leek plants to save money and promote local growing.
Onions and leeks can be ordered through the CC Extension office starting Tuesday, February 4 through Tuesday, February 18.
All onions and leeks come in bunches for 50 – 75 plants. You can order ¼ bunch, ½ bunch or full bunches. We aggregate the orders together. The cost is usually less than $4 for a bunch of onions and less than $13 for a bunch of leeks.
Please stop in, call, or email your orders to me. Make sure that I reply to say I have your order. If I don’t reply, I don’t have your order.
Here are your possibilities this year:
Blush Onion – Pink storage hybrid onion, unique cross between yellow and red onions. 110-120 day onion, 3-4” size, stores 5- 6 months.
Copra Onion – Very sweet yellow hybrid onion, slightly pungent, 110 day onion, 3-4” size, stores 10 -12 months.
Highlander Onion – Yellow sweet hybrid onion, 85-90 day onion, firm bulbs with thin necks, 3-4” size, stores 5-6 months.
Red Zeppelin Onion - Red to purple sweet hybrid onions with slight pungent flavor, 100 – 110 days, 3-4” size, stores 6-8 months.
Red Wing Onion – Red hybrid onion that is more pungent than Red Zeppelin, 100 -120 days 3-3.5” size, stores 8-10 months.
Walla Walla Onion – Very large onion grown for its wonderful sweet flavor. 90 day onion, 6” size, stores only 1 month.
Borrettana Cippolini Onion – Pretty open pollinated Italian onions with a flattened spherical shape, 110 days, 1-3” diameter, 1” thick. Sweeten and caramelize nice, great for braiding. Keep 5 months.
Lancelot Leeks – Wonderful leeks for our area. As long as you keep blanching them, they will grow. 75-days with 12-14” white shafts.
CC Community Center / Extension
317 W. 5th Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604