Semilleros Saliplant is offering the market onion bulblets, a planting system that allows onions for bunches to be obtained in 10-12 weeks.
At Semilleros Saliplant they are committed to innovation and looking towards the summer season innovation goes hand in hand with onion bulblets. Using this planting system, the August-September sowing can be covered (short cycle), with harvesting of onion bunches in 10-12 weeks.
Jorge Salguero, CEO of Saliplant, explains that “fresh onion bunches can be obtained in autumn-winter using the sowing of bulblets, with uniformity, quality and earliness, an aspect that is very interesting for the Mediterranean coastal region, as here onions can be transplanted during the summer months, taking advantage of the existing gap, therefore increasing their price on the market.”
This system requires less ploughing to prepare the land, which is another advantage, as it means less effort for farmers. It is a profitable, simple and safe crop that gives results in record time.
This year they are offering two new varieties of white onion which, along with the ones from previous years, are available from the first days of August.
All of this is the result of the trials carried out by Saliplant for over a decade with different onion varieties to reach excellent results that mean that the onions adapt better to the harsh conditions of the Mediterranean fields during the hottest months.
A procedure that has already been carried out in Northern Europe to obtain onions, but in this case the transplants must stand up to low temperatures.