Great Western (Hybrid)


Great Western is a main season yellow intermediate onion. It can be grown in all intermediate growing areas including New Mexico. Great Western has good firmness with good skin retention. It will cut a high percentage of single centers and can be direct seeded or transplanted. This variety has strong plant growth with sizes that range from colossal to jumbo.

  • Grower friendly
  • Adaptable
  • Good pink root tolerance
  • Good yielder

Disease Key

Foc Basal rot Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cepae
Pt Pink root Pyrenochaeta terrestris

Resistance Terminology

HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.

IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.

T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.