They are planted and under lights in the basement. They came up very well and are growing nicely.
They are up and growing in the green room. Will tell more when I eat my first one.
I wanted to try Copra, but got Patterson instead because Copra was no longer stocked.. I start my onions inside and grow under lights, but got them started a little to late to get good big seedlings. Then when I should have planted them out in the garden; a tornado felled a huge tree on my garden. It was July before we could get that tree cut up and hauled away and by then the soil was packed hard. The onion seedlings still in their little container didn't look too hot any more either; but I chiseled holes in the garden dirt and set them in. They didn't do anything nut sit there and sulk for a month, but eventually they did make small onions which I dutifully harvested when frost came. It's mid January now and those little onions are firm and perfect. They taste delicious in whatever is cooked with them. I shall try them again and hope for better growing conditions. Garden tornadoes are not very common and that big tree that was shading the garden is gone.
I was disappointed when I found out last year that my old stand-by, the copra onion, was no longer available, and was being replaced by one I'd never heard of, the Patterson. It turns out that the Patterson is superior in many ways to the Copra. They were by far the best crop I've had in years. I won't miss the Copra.
I've been gardening with some success for decades, but not onions. I've tried many varieties and have moderate success til now. I tried the Patterson seeds this year, and will stick with them. I had nearly 100% germination, and nearly 100% survival of the transplants. The bulb size was comparable to what you buy in a grocery store--far larger than I've ever grown before--and the taste and texture is great. I live in the mid-Atlantic area, soil is has moderate tilth and nutrients, nothing special. But these onions did better than any I've ever tried.