Cultivars

Onion varieties released by the NMSU onion breeding program since 1980, suggested planting dates, and approximate harvest dates at Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Publications

New Mexico Onions

Variety ColorSuggested
Planting Date
Appropriate
Harvest TIme
Information provided by Chris Cramer, Joe Corgan and Marisa Wall, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, New Mexico State University..
NuMex Sunlite YellowSept. 15May 20 to June 5
NuMex BR1 YellowSept. 15May 25 to June 5
NuMex Mesa YellowSept. 15May 25 to June 5
NuMex Chaco YellowSept. 20 to Oct. 1May 20 to May 30
NuMex Starlite YellowSept. 20 to Oct. 1June 1 to June 10
NuMex Freedom YellowOctober 1 June 1 to July 1
NuMex Crispy WhiteOctober 1June 5 to June 15
NuMex Dulce YellowOct. 1 to Oct. 5June 5 to June 15
NuMex Vado YellowOct. 5 to Oct. 10June 10 to June 20
NuMex Luna YellowOct. 1 to Oct. 10June 15 to June 25
NuMex Sweetpak YellowOct. 1 to Oct. 10May 25 to May 30
NuMex Sundial YellowOct. 10 to Oct. 15July 1 to July 10
NuMex Suntop YellowOct. 10 to Oct. 15July 5 to July 15
NuMex Bolo YellowJan. 1 to Feb.15July 5 to July 10
NuMex Jose Fernandez YellowJan. 1 to Feb.15July 10 to July 15
NuMex Casper WhiteJan. 1 to Feb.15July 10 to July 15
NuMex Centric YellowJan. 1 to March 1July 20 to July 25
NuMex Snowball WhiteJan. 19 to March 1July 25 to Aug. 5
NuMex Arthur YellowFebruary 1 to 10July 23 to Aug. 1
NuMex Crimson RedSept. 15 to Oct. 1May 24 to May 29
NuMex Solano WhiteSept. 20 to Oct. 1June 13 to June 21
NuMex Camino YellowSept. 15 to Sep. 20May 9 to May 15