Texas Legend Onion
Allium cepa ‘Texas Legend’
- Type: Vegetable, Hybrid
- Zone: 2 – 11
- Height: 10 – 12 Inches
- Width: 6 Inches
- Sun: Full Sun
- Soil: Well-Drained, pH 6.0 – 6.5
- Days to Maturity: 125
Introduced in 2019, the Texas Legend Onion is a short-day onion variety that is widely adapted and can even be grown in some intermediate-day onion zones. Texas Legends are globe-shaped, yellow onions with a mild, sweet flavor. These onions get large and will average 6″ in diameter. They also store well and will keep at least 4 months after harvesting.
Texas Legend can be direct-seeded or transplanted, although transplanting is recommended. Transplant onions 4-6″ apart. Onions are heavy feeders and will require significant nutrient inputs throughout their lifespan.
The Texas Legend onion plant variety one gives you a nice, globe-shaped, sweet, yellow onion with even more health benefits than the Texas Supersweet 1015Y. It also matures 10-14 days faster than the Texas Supersweet 1015Y. Additionally, it offers better storage qualities than other sweet varieties.
Eat this sweet onion raw like a peach, chopped fresh in salads or on sandwiches. It’s also excellent when cooked and can be used in a variety of recipes. A Texas Legend onion actually contains 25 active compounds that inhibit the growth of cancerous cells, help combat heart disease, and stimulate the immune system. It is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, to help ward off colds and relieve stomach upset and other gastrointestinal disorders.