- Yellow, globe shaped, slightly pungent, hybrid
- Size Potential: 3-4"
- Storage Potential: 10-12 months
- Days to Harvest: 110
Sweetest storage onion available. Best storage onion for Northeast and Northwest. Last year with the cooler and wetter weather in the Northeast they got much larger than usual. Normally it will make a nice round, hard 3" onion. Ideal for cooking since it maintains a nice flavor.
The total price of your onion plant order will be determined at checkout. Pricing is based on the total number of bunches purchased (see chart to the left).
Customer Reviews of Copra
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- Nice onion!
- posted by Gardiner Farms-Stacyville, Maine on 2014-03-27 22:22:51
Great storage onions-still have some from last season that are in great shape!Staceyville, Me
- Best Onion I Have Ever Grown
- posted by Carl Belken, Mokane,MO on 2013-04-23 23:57:10
I'm in my 60's. I helped my dad garden when I was a kid. I quit gardening in my early 20's but took it back up again in 1982 when I got married. I had bad luck with growing onions back then. They either would not grow or they would not store. I decided it was cheaper to buy them at the store and use the space for other veggies. Some years ago my wife wanted to grow onions again. By a stroke of excellent luck I stumbled across Copra Onion Plants. They are the longest storing onion I have ever seen. The key to storage for any onion is to separate the ones that look like they will go bad from the ones that look like they will keep. The short storage ones get used immediately. Those are the ones with thick necks or soft spots on or near the neck. The thinner the neck the longer the onion will keep. Onions that rot in storage will make your good onions rot too. I used to think all onions tasted pretty much the same except for the Walla Walla's Copra has a superior taste to other onions. When cooked in casseroles, stews, and ETC. it has a sweet taste that somehow enhances the flavor of whatever it is you are cooking. One final thing about storage. I still have onions from last fall and it's late April as I write this. With any luck I should be running out right at the time I will be harvesting more. I PREFER FERTILIZING WITH COMPOST. I have noticed that the better you fertilize these Copras with compost the better they taste and the longer they keep. Onions are heavy feeders. My compost may be different from others. I have fruit trees and the waste from those trees goes in my compost. I also shop and shred my sweet corn stalks BEFORE they dry out and are still green. They really heat a pile up. I should sell the finished product but I don't even have enough of it for myself. Conclusion; I feel that you can't go wrong in selecting Copras as your main onion crop. Just feed and water them well.They will do the rest.
- posted by Diana Beishline on 2013-02-18 13:55:00
I am in NE Pa and grew copra last year, they were great! Lots of size, very little rot and are keeping very well. I did not water and our weather was both rainy and dry. Would highly recommend these plants.
- They survived the drought!
- posted by Dawn Meldahl on 2012-08-28 14:53:52
In our area of Mn it was super dry, we did water them, not as much as we would have liked(worried about how low the well was). They did well considering that they got blown over in an extreme wind rather early. When I say dry, we mowed our 5 acres exactly twice this summer!Brownsdale, MN
- Copra & Yellow Sweet Spanish
- posted by JOHN M. Jordan on 2012-08-17 16:07:32
I planted and watered them differently than I had done before and even though we had no rain they came through with flying colors.They aren't as large as usual but they are very nice. West Peoria, Il
- posted by Lynn Gubnitsky on 2012-02-02 11:21:04
...always produce beautiful onions for customers & storage...love them & will always order..RAVENA, NY
- Wow! Zone 3
- posted by Virginia Blauert on 2011-09-20 15:20:42
This is the second year I've grown the Copra onion. Last year mine kept nice and sound until April. I can't ask for more than that! Parkers Prairie, MN
- Copras are the best for the North
- posted by Alex Zoltak on 2011-07-17 16:25:55
Zone 5/6 North of Pittsburgh. This is the second time I have grown them here. Baseball and larger size bulbs this year from Copra. They look like jumbo sweet Spanish or Kelsey Sweets. Lots of rain in the Spring, no rot. More resistant to thrips and drought than other long day storage varieties I have grown. Raised beds tend to do better, just be sure to never let them dry out and irrigate when they are starting to bulb. Organic grower for 10 years or so and I cant recommend these enough. Always a good performer. Best storage onion by far for the North!
- posted by Sally Cicarell on 2011-03-17 10:57:14
I've been planting Copra onions for years in Western New York but the best luck I have had is with the ones from Dixondale Farms ! I usually have more then I need and share them with my neighbor who has been awed by the size of them.They keep forever and as I write this on St. Patricks day I am still using the onions I have stored from last fall !
- long day length coastal california
- posted by debi on 2011-01-23 12:32:24
I have been growing copra, mars and walla walla for 3 years now in the Santa Cruz CA mountains with great results ! last year there was a small amount of bolting. My friend in Santa Cruz right by the ocean said her copra and mars were great even with insufficient bed prep ! Her Walla Wallas did not do well, this year she will pull and use those as green and spring onions.
- good storers
- posted by marie on 2010-08-13 13:50:29
Copras make nice hard onions I routinely keep into January or later. This year, however, most of them bolted, even though other varieties nearby did not. May not keep as well.
- Copra's are great in Mt !
- posted by Jean Pocha on 2010-04-09 16:04:37
After many disappointed years trying to grow storage onions from sets, we finally found Dixondale Farms and ordered Copra plants in 2009. Every plant produced a keeper onion that we are still using in April. They are still hard and juicy. Wow.MONTANA
- Bolted Copras kept well!
- posted by Veggie Master on 2010-02-05 15:10:00
I've been growing Copra as my main onion crop here in northern NH for several years & have always been happy with them. Last summer was wet & cool and they still did well. I know onions that send up a flower stalk don't store well, so I was going to discard a number of Copras that bolted. Instead, since they cured well, I stored them with the rest of my onions. To my amazement the bolted Copras are still fine, with only a dried, brown central stalk to remove when chopping them up.
- Great storing onions
- posted by Heidi on 2010-01-13 13:42:20
The absolute best keeper, these onions do extremely well for us in southwest colorado, Iam still selling them at our winter markets and plan on selling them through spring. We are always eating on these as we are planting the new crop. I am also very happy with the size we get on these here, the average for us is a pound to a pound and a half.Pleasant View, Colorado
- Good Storage Onion
- posted by Clare on 2010-01-09 00:54:25
Still eating firm crisp Copras in January. I have had several years of good crops of this onion in Seattle.
- good long-keeper
- posted by Jo-Ann Bouley on 2009-11-22 19:22:06
Although small like bagged supermarket onions, these are tasty, slightly sweet with good pungency. Dense and juicy, they are indeed keeping well and will be grown again here in my Massachusetts garden.
- Great Onions - keep well
- posted by Lorie Stasik on 2009-11-10 06:56:42
Onions were fantastic. Keeping great. Very happy that they were solid and wonderful tasting onions. Thank you!
- Copra is a winner in the Sierra Foothills
- posted by Paul Weir on 2009-09-20 20:56:06
Planted Copra as part of the Long Day Sampler. We are technically intermediate day here in Central CA, but after a mediocre harvest the previous season (with intermediate day selections we had made), we opted for long day varieties. . . We kept everything the same on the input side and Copra loved it all. 100% success and a real winner here in Grass Valley, CA.
- Copra in Middle Atlantic
- posted by Jerome Long on 2009-08-14 15:13:55
I grew Copra in quest of a keeper despite the fact that Southwest Virginia is not close to northern long day. To my delight one bunch produced about 20 pounds of nice tennis ball sized onions.