Yesterday, with the weighing of the last of the Walla Walla Sweet onions, total harvests for the year went over the 200 pound mark. It was my largest Walla Walla Sweet onion harvest year ever, at 53 pounds. It beat out 2011's 49 pounds and 2010's 45 pounds. Each year, I've purchased the same amount of plants, 2 bunches. Each bunch contains 50-55 seedlings. In 2009 I harvested just 16 pounds, from one bunch of seedlings.
Our local Fred Meyer has the onions on sale this week for 78-cents per pound, so I harvested $41.34 worth of Walla Wallas at a cost of $3.18. Not bad.
More than 30 pounds of them are headed to the garage to keep cool. We've eaten quite a few, I have several big ones in the fridge, waiting to be grilled or turned into onion rings, and I gave a whole lot of them to the kids. These are very poor keepers, so we'll be consuming a lot of onions in the next few weeks!
I still have some winter storage onions in the garden, so the total onion pounds will far exceed previous years, once those mature.