Yellow of Parma Onion
- One of the best onions for storage
- Long-day onion
- Bulbs grow to 1 pound
- Globe-shaped, solid bulbs
- 110 days from transplant
- ±7,700 seeds/oz
A top-quality, late-maturing onion with golden, globe-shaped bulbs weighing an average of 1 pound, this variety hails from northern Italy. It has a mild, sweet taste when fresh, but its flavor intensifies when it is stored. One of the best onions varieties for storage. Long-day type. 110 days from transplant. ±7,700 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Yellow of Parma Onion
Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before transplanting
Germination: 4-10 Days
Plant Outdoors: 4-6” Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in flats ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Keep onions well weeded with shallow cultivation.
Ratings & Reviews
I would buy again
by Jon Otto
I tried this for the first time in my garden this year. I had to pick them early as the Derecho affected my crop this year. I picked them before they were done growing so they were a little small but they had good flavor. I have no idea what size they would have been if I would have let them grow to full maturity. This was my first attempt at growing onions from seed. Very easy to grow.
Great germination, size, flavor & storage.
I grew these last year, 2020. I started them indoors beginning of February and transplanted them about the 3rd week of March. We’re in Northeast Ohio, so the onions were harvested towards the end of July. When I use some of the onions when they are young, they’re on the sweet side. When they are fully mature, I consider them mild. After they’re stored for a couple of months, they’re still mild but after another month they start getting a bit stronger. They sweeten up when sautéed & roasted. It’s May, 2021 and I still have some onions that have not sprouted. I’m growing these again this year & will grow them every year. They germinate well & out perform a lot of other varieties for storage & size. The flavor is comparable to a sweet Spanish onion when young & a couple months after harvest.
by Tony from MA
Bought these 11/20 and started them 3/21. Planted them out around the first of May. Started slow til' they got established. Then wow!! Great size and that was taking them out of the ground a little early. At 10-12 oz. a piece I was very happy. Hope they store well. Going to plant them again next year . Going to try to grow some for seeds too!!