Yellow of Parma Onion
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
- One of the best onions for storage
- Long-day onion
- Bulbs grow to 1 pound
- Globe-shaped, solid bulbs
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Onions compliment a number of other vegetables. They are often used in stocks and soups and pair well with bay leaves, tarragon, rosemary, thyme, cumin, and coriander.
Caramelized onions offer a rich flavor without the heat or bite of a raw onion and can be used in soups, to top pizzas, or served over squash, mushrooms, or meat dishes.
You can also use onions in jams or marmalades for savory spreads on crusty bread. Add onions to your pickle recipes or roast them with apples.
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.
- Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before transplanting
- Germination: 4-10 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 4-6” Apart
- Light: Full Sun
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!!
Big n pretty!
2023 - Started from seed in a plug tray under a row cover in early spring. Once they sprouted and were big enough to easily handle, I transplanted into a raised garden bed.. They grew large and cured well finishing with tight, glossy brown skins. I will plant lots more next season.