Meet some of the best onion breeders and developers in the western United States this August 26 in Wilder Idaho from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
Crookham Company's Summer Onion Show is on August 28 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in Wilder Idaho. See some of the best hybrids in the market with some of the most experienced local seed companies. Call (208) 459-7451 for information.
Crookham Company worked with Clay Erskine at Peacefully Belly Organic Farms to test untreated Temptress. Clay found Temptress to have great emergence and liked many aspects of the plant and ear.
Thanks to everyone who came out to Crookham's 2018 Onion show. It was great to hear your growing experiences with our hybrids and to show you what we have come around the corner. Oracle, Scout, Red Beret, and White Cap came out with high marks from Growers. Crookham's new hybrids are in the queue to be named shortly but have earned the nickname of "bulletproof" in trials over the last several years.
Follow Crookham Company's organic trial of the Quad Sweet Temptress.
Join Crookham Company for their long day onion trial in Wilder Idaho on August 27 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Crookham will be showcasing some new varieties that have been undergoing rigorous trials in the Northwest, Northern California, and in the Northeast over the past several years. Crookham's long day onion breeder, Dave Whitwood, and the company's short day onion breeder, Filippo Rimi will be there to answer any questions about their programs and product development.
The Augmented Sweet Corns has become a favorite with grocers and farmers markets as a great customer experience turns to customer loyalty and repeat business. It’s difficult to find anything that compares with the high-quality taste and the burst in the bite of the Augmented varieties. These hybrids also find favor with growers for their solid agronomics. Solstice and Euphoria begin your growing season with early maturities and Nirvana and Eden fall into the category of being a mid-season.
Crookham onions continue to trial well in South America. Of note this year was the Celebrate Onion, Oracle. This high yielding Spanish hybrid has vigorous and glossy Celebrate tops and a high percentage of single centers. It's also an excellent choice for mechanical harvesting and long term storage. All of these traits make Oracle a grower friendly variety.
Meet the long day reds from Crookham Company: Red Devil, Purple Haze, and Red Beret. These hybrids have proven to be grower friendly on several levels. They are consistent in bulb size, high yielding, hold up well with mechanical harvesting, and are known for their long storage characteristics. In addition, these varieties have a deep rich color with distinct rings to please the grocer, processor, or consumer. Crookham Company works closely with growers in several areas to develop effective and efficient answers to the Grower’s needs.
Dennis Demshar, a Popcorn Breeder at Crookham Company, has been tracking a new experimental hybrid this past winter. Dennis commented on the new item saying, "We were excited about this hybrid as it has consistently tested between 57 and 58 MWVT. This is a new milestone for Crookham Company and for the industry. We will continue our testing, on several levels, to ensure it meets our quality standards across the board."