October 2019
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The 2019-2020 Onion Plant Season is here! Catalogs hit mailboxes over the past 2 weeks. If you have not received yours by the end of October, please request one here

This season we are introducing a new Long Day onion variety! Read on to learn more about this fancy pink onion.

Happy Fall,

Bruce "The Onionman" and Jeanie Frasier
Introducing Blush Onions!
New for 2020 - BLUSH
This season we are introducing a new pink variety called Blush


These pink onions will do best in the Long Day growing areas. Blush will produce brownish to pink onions that are sweet with a bit of pungency. One of Blush's best qualities is its storage potential - these onions will store up to 5 months if properly cured and harvested! 

We are excited to announce this new variety! Bruce "The Onionman" Frasier visited some Blush trials over the summer in New York. Watch his video below to learn more.

Blush Onions from Dixondale Farms
Blush Onions from Dixondale Farms

If you have ordering questions as you start to make your 2020 plans, please don't hesitate to give us a call. 
Contact Customer Service at (830) 876-2430 or email customerservice@dixondalefarms.com .
From Our Friends
Edward Tinsley of Talladega, AL shared some of his 2019 onion crop photos with us recently. 

Edward writes, "These are our 1015 Texas Super Sweets. These onions all came from one bunch. They are so sweet and crisp! Thanks!"


We appreciate Edward sharing these beautiful 1015 onions with us and wish him another successful growing year in 2020!

Share Your Photos with Us!
We enjoy receiving photos from our customers. We'd love to publish yours in an upcoming newsletter. Just e-mail your onion photos to  customerservice@dixondalefarms.com.
Featured Products
Pre-Emergent Herbicides and Fertilizers
Before you start planting, it's best to flush out a few crops of weeds and provide your ground with a pre-plant fertilizer. We recommend using pre-emergent herbicides and fertilizers such as these below.

Treflan Granules:  The presence of weeds during crop establishment can greatly reduce yields because the onion is a very shallow-rooted crop and cannot compete very well for water and nutrients. Don't let weeds take over your onion crop! Treflan provides pre-emergent weed and grass control in your transplanted onion garden, and can also be used with most vegetable transplants and flower gardens. It prevents newly germinated weeds and grasses from getting established. 4 lb. bag is $19.95, 2 or more $17.95 ea.

Dixondale Farms Onion Special 10-20-10 Fertilizer:  Contains a unique blend of organic humic acids and essential micro-nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, boron, copper, iron, manganese, and molybdenum.  This is the fertilizer you want to start your plants out with to establish the root system. Then apply the Ammonium Sulfate until the onions start to bulb. 4 lb. bag $20.95, 12 lb. bag $40.95

Dixondale Farms Weed and Feed 10-20-10: This u nique fertilizer and an organic pre- emergent herbicide (corn gluten meal) all in one will help flush out feeds and feed your onions!  Allows you to establish your onions in a weed-free area with the essential nutrients for huge, delicious bulbs before you begin to apply the Ammonium Sulfate. 4lb. bag $20.95, 12 lb. bag $40.95

Dixondale Farms All Natural Weed and Feed (3-5-3): This unique blend of organic fertilizer  (3-5-3) is mixed with an organic pre-emergent herbicide (corn gluten) to provide weed control and the essential fertilizer ingredients your onions, leeks, and shallots need. 4lb. bag $22.95, 12 lb. bag $43.95
Around the Farm

With catalogs arriving in customer mailboxes this month, our Customer Service staff has been busy taking orders and answering customer questions! The first shipping week is just a few weeks away.
Left to Right: Mary, Emily, Janice, Alicia, Bonnie, and Melissa. Not pictured: Loretta
Cooking with Onions
Grilled Cheese with Gouda, Roasted Mushrooms, and Onions

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 onion (medium, sliced, the sweeter, the better)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices bread (choice)
  • 1 cup gouda (shredded)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. On a baking sheet toss sliced mushrooms and onion in olive oil. Sprinkle with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes, or until roasted to preference.
  3. In a skillet stove top, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat.
  4. While butter is melting, assemble sandwiches. On one slice of bread, layer shredded gouda, the roasted mushrooms and onions, then more gouda. (Layering this way ensures that the melty cheese will hold the sandwich together.) Salt and pepper to taste. Top with the other slice of bread. Lightly press together.
  5. In the melted butter place one sandwich down for one second, then gently flip it over to the other side. Repeat with other sandwich. Cook for about 2 minutes, until lightly browned, then gently flip sandwich on other side, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sandwich is browned to preference.
This great onion recipe comes from Yummly! If you have an onion recipe you'd like us to share, please email it to  customerservice@dixondalefarms.com .
All Your Questions Answered
We have answers to your frequently asked questions! Just click the link for information on planting, caring, feeding, harvesting, and storing onions.  

You can also read our electronic Planting Guide or download and print a PDF guide (which includes leeks). 

And be sure to review our short videos on Facebook. Topics range from fertilizing and dealing with cold weather to how onion plants are harvested. You can view these videos even if you don't have a Facebook account.
About Dixondale Farms
As the largest and oldest onion plant farm in the U.S., Dixondale Farms offers a wide selection of top-quality, disease-free, ready-to-plant onion plants. To see our complete product line or get growing tips and cultural information, visit our Web site .

New customer? Request your 2020 catalog hereWe're available from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM CT at 830-876-2430, or e-mail us at customerservice@dixondalefarms.com .

Whether you're planting one bunch or thousands of acres, we're committed to your success.
Join Us on Social Media!
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Don't forget to subscribe to our  YouTube channel! Our videos will guide you on selecting the right onion variety, applying fertilizer, the best weed control options, and more.   
 
We're on Pinterest too. Check out our Pins which include photos covering small space onion gardens, tasty onion recipes, planting tips, and more.

You can also join us on  Instagram, a photo community where we're sharing even more Dixondale photos.