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The New Mexico State University Agricultural Experiment Station announces the release of ‘NuMex Quasar’ onion (Allium cepa L.). ‘NuMex Quasar’ is an open-pollinated, bolting-resistant, short-day, onion cultivar with white dry outer scales for autumn sowing in southern New Mexico. ‘NuMex Quasar’ matures in late May to early June when autumn-sown in Las Cruces, NM.
‘NuMex Quasar’ originates from ‘Texas Early White’, a white-scaled onion cultivar released from the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in 1995 (Goldman et al., 2001; Pike, 1995). ‘Texas Early White’ was developed from an individual white bulb that segregated out
This research was funded by the New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station and the New Mexico Dry Onion Commission.