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Sandy30-Mar-03 12:41 PM EST 3b   
Susan30-Mar-03 03:57 PM EST 6a   
PatA30-Mar-03 10:51 PM EST 3a   
Kay31-Mar-03 01:19 PM EST 2b   
PatA01-Apr-03 02:11 PM EST 3a   
Dave31-May-03 03:52 PM EST   
zutch01-Jun-03 09:08 AM EST 4   
Dave01-Jun-03 11:09 AM EST 4a   

Subject: Kelsey Onions
From: Sandy
Zone: 3b
Date: 30-Mar-03 12:41 PM EST

A friend of mine is trying to grow kelsey onions, they have already been transplanted and are growing but not making any bulbs. What should he be doing?

Subject: RE: Kelsey Onions
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 30-Mar-03 03:57 PM EST

Pardon my ignorance - I don't grow many vegetables - what are Kelsey onions? I couldn't find any information on them....

Subject: RE: Kelsey Onions
From: PatA
Zone: 3a
Date: 30-Mar-03 10:51 PM EST

Susan, Kelsey onion (sometimes called Elsa Craig) is a delicious large sweet spanish type onion. Sandy, as far as your friend's onions go; as Kelsey is a type of sweet spanish, they won't start to form bulbs until the day length is 14 to 16 hours (mid summer) Also if the soil is too high in nitrogen that may cause excessive top growth and limit the bulb growth. Check out this website http://www.extension.umn.edu/projects/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/h247onion.html it has lots of useful information (although they do not specifically mention 'Kelsey'by name - their loss)

I recommend onion lovers try Kelsey or Elsa Craig if they can find them. In the Red Deer AB area Parkland Nurseries always has them. They don't keep as long as yellow onions but the flavour and size is worth your growing them.PatA

Subject: RE: Kelsey Onions
From: Kay
Zone: 2b
Date: 31-Mar-03 01:19 PM EST

Good web site from the U of Minnesota! Thanks!

Subject: RE: Kelsey Onions
From: PatA
Zone: 3a
Date: 01-Apr-03 02:11 PM EST

Just a quick note the correct spelling is "Kelsae" onions. We all stand corrected! PatA

Subject: RE: Kelsey Onions
From: Dave
Date: 31-May-03 03:52 PM EST

I have grown them for 4 years now. They need good fertilizing and moisture. If you treat them right they will grow up to about the size of a cantalope. They don't keep well, don't require curing and should be eaten when finished growing. You know that when the tops die down.

Subject: RE: Kelsey Onions
From: zutch
Zone: 4
Date: 01-Jun-03 09:08 AM EST

Where can I find or buy lesey onions??

also have you heard of Cobra onions and if so where to buy. Thanks

Subject: RE: Kelsey Onions
From: Dave
Zone: 4a
Date: 01-Jun-03 11:09 AM EST

I am sure Kelsae Onions are sold at many other places but I buy mine at Laporte Flowers and Nursery, 1211 Queen St. Orleans, On. K4A 3N6 Tel 613-833-2316 Fax 613-833-0710. Sorry can't help you out on Cobra Onions?

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