This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A correspondent says: "I have tried California and Oregon grown onion seed but one year. It did better than I supposed it would do, but not as well as eastern grown seed, and certainly one year's trial is too brief a test to warrant such unlimited claims to superiority. If onion seed grown in a warm, dry climate will tuber as well as seed grown as far north as it will possibly ripen, it is something new, and will upset some old notions."