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Allium cepa

Onion

Allium cepa

Allium cepa, also known as the common, bulb or garden onion, is the species most widely cultivated for food.


Scientific family Amaryllidaceae Special type
Type Vegetable, fruit, herb Origin
Lifecycle Deciduous
Garden style Position Vegetable plot
Awards Features
Wildlife pH Acid Neutral
Fragrance Aspect South East West
Exposure Growth rate
Growth Habit Maintenance
Health caution Additional use Culinary
Time to maturity Spacing 10cm
Planting depth cm


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Allium cepa
Harvest a week or two after the leaves begin to turn yellow (late June/July for onions, August for shallots).  Leave to dry in the sun for a day or two, then remove foliage and store in well ventilated, dry location. Week 23
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Soil Loam Sand Silt
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Max mature height 45cm
Mature spread 15-15cm