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Statistics for product #59, onions


Production

Harvester by Year

IDHarvester20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017TotalUnits
2Steinman, Jan1.001.00kilograms
4Wagner, Carol0.100.500.482.720.043.83kilograms
212Corno, Ben5.805.80kilograms
277Alladin, Farrah0.100.10kilograms
283Steele, Covey0.390.39kilograms
386Pitt-Brooke, Aidan1.601.60kilograms
TOTAL:Pitt-Brooke, Aidan0.100.500.483.215.831.001.6012.71kilograms

Harvester Value by Year

IDHarvester20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017TotalValueHarvests
2Steinman, Jan$3.40$3.40wholesale1
4Wagner, Carol$0.15$0.77$0.73$4.18$0.05$5.89wholesale8
212Corno, Ben$5.68$5.68wholesale3
277Alladin, Farrah$0.10$0.10wholesale1
283Steele, Covey$0.38$0.38wholesale1
386Pitt-Brooke, Aidan$5.42$5.42wholesale1
TOTAL:Pitt-Brooke, Aidan$0.34$1.70$1.61$10.89$19.82$3.40$5.42$43.18wholesale15

First/Last by Year

YearFirstLastDayskgPer DayHarvestsPer Harvest
2008Oct 10Oct 1010.1000.10010.100
2009Sep 7Sep 710.5000.50010.500
2010Aug 16Sep 3190.4750.02520.238
2011Sep 16Oct 21363.2050.08950.641
2012Jul 5Aug 31585.8300.10141.458
2013Aug 24Aug 2411.0001.00011.000
2014Jun 13Jun 1311.5951.59511.595

Sales

by Venue

Venue20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017Total
farm gate$3.00$3.00
roadside$15.00$15.00
subscription$0.15$0.79$0.73$3.04$0.22$3.40$5.42$13.75
TOTAL:$0.15$0.79$0.73$3.04$18.22$3.40$5.42$31.75

by Venue, in kilograms

Venue2007200820092010201120122013201420152016Total
farm gate0.9090.909
roadside5.0005.000
subscription0.1000.5000.4803.1053,225.0001.0001.5953,231.780
TOTAL:0.1000.5000.4803.1053,230.9091.0001.5953,237.689

Seller by Year

Seller20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017Total
Co-op, EcoReality$0.15$0.79$0.73$3.04$0.22$3.40$5.42$13.75
Corno, Ben$18.00$18.00

Buyer by Year

Seller20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017Total
Co-op, EcoReality$0.15$0.79$0.73$3.04$0.22$3.40$5.42$13.75
Corno, Ben$3.00$3.00
User, Undefined$15.00$15.00

by Market-Week

Week20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017Total

Information about product #59, Allium cepa (dg fo pf wp) , onions

  • Income from this product qualifies for determining property tax farm status.
  • This is a raw agricultural product.
SuperUnitsProfit CentreDescriptionHabitatPropagationHazardsNotes
root cropskilogramsMarket GardenIdeal pH: 5.5-6.5 (6.0-6.8 for scallions). Fertile and well-drained soil in full sun is essential. Add well-rotted compost and dig ½-1 cup copmlete organic fertilizer into the soil beneath each 3m (10') of row. Keep moisture high in the top 20-30cm (8-12") of soil. Most of the bulb should form on the surface of the soil, so don't transplant too deeply. Bulb size is dependent on the size of the tops: the bigger the tops, the bigger the bulb. Provide August-planted scallions with the frost protection of a cloche or heavy row cover by the end of October. Stop watering in the beginning of August to mature the bulbs in dry soil. After half the tops have fallen, push over the remainder, wait a week and lift the bulbs. Curing is essential for long storage. Spread bulbs out in the sun for about a week, covering them at night to protect from dew. When the outer layer of the onion changes from moist to dry and crisp, it is cured. If weather is poor, cure inside. Storage: Keep onions in mesh sacks or hang in braids so they get good ventilation, and hang sacks where air is dry and very cool, but not freezing. Check them regularly and remove any sprouting or rotting onions. Well-cured storage onions should keep until late spring.Start indoors in February to mid-March, and transplant in April. Overwintering onions need to be started in early July, and transplanted by the middle of August, and will be ready in June. Scallions can be direct sown every 3 weeks from April to late August. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 21-25°C (70-75°F). Seeds will emerge in 6-12 days, depending on conditions.

Transplants are preferred for home gardeners. Sow 3 seeds 5mm-1cm (¼-½") deep in each cell of a 72-cell tray. Transplant as a clump, spacing each 12-15cm (5-6") apart in rows 45-75cm (18-30") apart. Scallions can be spaced at 2-5cm (1-2") apart in rows 15cm (6") apart.

In optimal conditions at least 75% of seeds should germinate. Usual seed life: 1 year. Per 100' row: 260 seeds (scallions 1.2M), per acre: 76M seeds (scallions 1,045M).
Huge, straw-yellow globes up to 20cm (8") in diameter! Firm, with mild, sweet flesh, Ailsa is a fairly good storer. Fine textured, excellent for salads and sandwiches. A customer favourite!

Choose sweet onion varieties for enjoying raw or cooked within a couple of months of harvest. Storage types keep much longer, and will last until the follwoing spring in the right conditions. All onions are photoperiodic - day length triggers bulbing. Our varieties are all "long day" types, suitable for northern US and Canada.

Botrytis blast and downy mildew are common leaf diseases. One starts with white spots and streaks, the other with purple-grey areas on leaves. Leaves wither from the top down and plants die prematurely. Separate the overwintered and spring crops because disease starts in older plants and moves to younger. Avoid overhead watering and plant in open sunny locations. Use lots of compost and practice strict sanitation and rotation procedures. Spraying with copper hydroxide every 7-14 days at the first sign of a problem may help prevent disease from spreading.

The pungent odour of onions repels many pests and also protects nearby garden vegetables.

Plantings: First/Last by Year

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