Onion Breeding Program at NMSU

This website contains information catering to the needs of three different categories of people.

  • Academic: For students and researchers interested in this program.
  • General: For people who are interested in knowing about onions, trivia, recipes and fun facts about onions.
  • Growers: Pertaining to cultivars,statistics and production information that best suit the needs of growers.

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Seed source information:

Students & Researchers: If you are a student or researcher looking to do a study with our varieties, small seed samples can be send to you. Please contact Dr. Chris Cramer with your request.

Growers: If you are a grower looking for seeds of our varieties or seed sources of 'NuMex' onion varieties, please contact these commercial sources:

Lockhart Seeds, Inc.
Rob Gobleck
Helena Chemical
Mesquite, NM
Joe Nelson, Inc.
Joe Nelson
Bailey Seeds, Inc.
Alton Bailey

Please keep in mind, that seeds of exclusively released varieties (NuMex Camino, NuMex Chaco, NuMex Crimson, NuMex Snowball, NuMex Solano) are only available from Lockhart Seeds, Inc.

Homeowners: If you are a homeowner looking for seeds of our varieties, retail outlets have not started carrying our varieties. we are working on getting a retail source for our varieties.

Contact us

Dr. Chris Cramer
New Mexico State University
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
P.O. Box 30003 MSC 3Q
Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003
Phone: 575-646-2657
Fax: 575-646-6041
Email: cscramer@nmsu.edu