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Allium cepa


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
Soil Loam Sand Silt Features
Wildlife pH Acid Neutral
Fragrance Aspect South East West
Exposure Growth rate
Shape Special type Maintenance
Health caution Additional use
Time to maturity Spacing 10
Planting depth Awards

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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Flower colour
Foliage colour
Soil Loam Sand Silt
Hardy zone
Max height 45cm
Plant max spread 15cm