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The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Agricultural Experiment Station announces the release of ‘NuMex Silhouette’ onion (Allium cepa L.). ‘NuMex Silhouette’ is an open-pollinated, late-maturing, short-day, onion cultivar with red-colored dry outer scales for autumn sowing in southern New Mexico and similar environments. ‘NuMex Silhouette’ matures in early to mid-June when autumn-sown in Las Cruces, NM.
‘NuMex Silhouette’ originates from similar germplasm that was used in the development of ‘NuMex Crimson’ before 1989 (Cramer and Corgan, 2003) (Fig. 1). ‘NuMex Crimson’ is a short-day, overwintered cultivar with red-colored dry outer scales that originated
This research was funded by the New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station and the New Mexico Dry Onion Commission.