1015Y Texas Super Sweet Onions are Texas’s most famous onions and are also some of the sweetest! It’s called the 1015Y in honor of the ideal date to plant the seed (Oct 15th), and Y stands for yellow. Whether you are a novice or beginner, the Texas Super Sweet Onions are the perfect onion to add to your garden. They have an off-white flesh and are very sweet and flavorful, excellent for salads, slices, grilling, and cooking. 1015Y Texas Super Sweet Onions are known for their great flavor and large size, disease resistance, and very little pyruvate (which is that substance in onions that makes you cry like a baby when you are cutting them up). Under the correct growing conditions you should produce good yields of 6″, sweet, yellow onions.
We continue to produce our own seed to ensure availability. Don’t be fooled by imposters; there are a lot of people who aren’t selling true 1015 onion plants. This variety was developed by Texas A&M. There were several other “dated” varieties that were developed but this variety was chosen as the most flavorful. Matures approximately 10 days later than Texas Legend.
Larry Webb –
SUCCESS! What a harvest! I was going to buy 20 bunches of the Texas Super Sweet but realized I could get (& got) a case of 30 bunches for $4.50 more. About half of the onions grew to 5-6” with the rest just a bit smaller (baseball sized +). Best of all they tasted great. I live in Georgia and they tasted as good as the GA Vidalia.
Planted them in mid-January approx. 6” apart 2 rows per bed. The beds were covered with weed barrier and burnt holes in fabric to plant through for weed suppression. Most of the onions were so large we had to lift up the weed barrier to harvest them because they were too big to pull through the burnt holes. I believe consistent watering helped with the great growth.
5 of our church youth came and picked over 350 donated to our church. The youth group sold out selling them all ($5 for 5 onions) after church, raising $450 (many paid extra) for summer camp. Also donated over a hundred pounds to our local food bank and still had the 20 bunches left that I originally wanted!
I approached a local year round farmer’s market and they bought over 100 pounds allowing me to recoup my original investment. (Next year I’ll sell more.)
My family wants to make the donation of onions to our youth group an annual event and hope to help them raise over $500 for summer camp per year ongoing! If you have extra room – try it!
Thanks Dixondale Farms!!!
GA Zone 8A