‘NuMex Quasar’ Onion

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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

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This research was funded by the New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station and the New Mexico Dry Onion Commission.

Professor of Horticulture.

Corresponding author. E-mail: cscramer@nmsu.edu.

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