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Cougar Onion

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Cougar Onion is a hybrid, short-day variety that produces jumbo to colossal onions. Onions are sweet, globe-shaped with a light brown coloration on the outside. Allium cepa. 110 days to maturity.

250 seeds per packet

Description

Be sure to check out our Onion Growing Guide for helpful tips & tricks on how to successfully grow onions in your garden. 

Cougar Onion is a hybrid, short-day onion with a light brown coloration on the outer skin. This is a sweet onion variety that produces round, globe-shaped onions. This variety produces massive onions with sizes ranging from jumbo to colossal. This is a great variety for raw preparations or cooking. The round shape makes it easier to cut and prepare than some of the flatter, granex varieties.

Cougar Onion can be direct-seeded or transplanted, although we recommend transplanting. For direct-seeding, plant Seeds 2″ apart along the row with a row spacing of 24″. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings to a 6″ plant spacing along the row. Plethora Onion Seeds can be planted with our Hoss Garden Seeder. We recommend using a #1 seed plate and modifying the hole size slightly to accommodate the onion variety being planted. For denser plantings, more holes may need to be drilled to accommodate a thicker spacing.

For transplanting, plant one seed per cell in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Once the green stems reach 6-8″ in length and/or they can be easily pulled from the seed trays, the transplants are ready to go in the ground. Transplant onions 4-6″ apart along the row with a row spacing of 24″. If drip irrigation is used, onions may be planted on double rows with drip irrigation in the middle. We suggest burying the drip tape 3-4″ deep and planting on both sides of the tape.


Cougar Onion Planting Information

Planting Method: transplant

When to Plant: early spring

Planting Depth: 1/4″

Seed Spacing: 4″

Row Spacing: 12-18″

Days to Maturity: 110

Disease Tolerance: Pink Root Rot, Fusarium Basal Rot

Onion Planting Guide

Select an onion variety based on your geographical location. In many cases, intermediate-day varieties can be grown in southern long-day regions and northern short-day regions.

Short-day Onions

  • Plant in fall and overwinter for a spring harvest
  • Start the bulbing process when day length reaches 10-12 hours

Intermediate-day Onions

  • Plant in late winter for an early summer harvest
  • Start the bulbing process when day length reaches 12-14 hours

Long-day Onions

  • Plant in spring for a mid-summer harvest
  • Start the bulbing process when day length reaches 14-16 hours

 

Growing Information

Onions are heavy feeders and will require significant nutrient inputs throughout their lifespan. We recommend feeding them with our 20-20-20 and Calcium Nitrate fertilizers. Fertilize with 20-20-20 shortly after transplanting. The phosphorous and potassium in the 20-20-20 fertilizer will help to promote solid root development, while the nitrogen will promote vegetative growth. Once transplants are established, we recommend side-dressing or injecting with our Calcium Nitrate fertilizer. Side dress or inject 1 cup per 20 feet of linear row every 3-4 weeks after transplanting.

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Stephen C
Best Onions I’ve Grown

After years of growing Texas 1015 and Texas Legend with mediocre results, I decided to give Cougar a try and I’ll never go back. I got consistent jumbo sized onions with a great flavor and no bolting at all. After a good cure, they lasted a solid 5 months before we put the rest up in the freezer. I’ll never plant onions again without Cougar as my backup plan.