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Onion 'Gunnison'

Allium cepa var. cepa

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Gunnison is a popular variety of Onion, which belongs to the Allium genus (Allium cepa var. cepa 'Gunnison'). Gunnison is a hybrid variety.

Combines size, earliness, and extra-long storage. Medium-large, blocky round onions have flawless skin and small necks which dry down quickly. Bigger and slightly earlier than Copra, Gunnison stores at least as long. Resistant to Pink root. Adaptation: 38°-55° latitude.

This variety is a Vegetable that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Gunnison is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).

As Gunnison Onion is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Gunnison have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Gunnison

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Gunnison is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Gunnison are Zone 3 and Zone 10. Ensure your soil is loamy, clay and sandy and has a ph of between 6.0 and 7.0 as Onion is a weakly acidic soil to neutral soil loving plant.

Growing Gunnison from seed

Ensure a distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Gunnison about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Gunnison

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Gunnison is a very hardy plant.

Harvesting Gunnison

Other Names for Onion 'Gunnison'

Prince, Hard storage, Yellow, Bulb