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Spring City, TN

When I'm buying bagged yellow onions from the grocer, I find that some have nice thick rings, some are very thin and flimsy. The fat ones tend to be sweeter as well. Is it a growing condition? Or a species issue?

(I'd like to know because I'm planning on growing some myself.)

Alexandria, IN(Zone 6a)

As I understand it each set of leaves creates a ring. So, it would seem that lots good healthy leaves should help to produce solid bulbs.

Spring City, TN

So it sounds like a water issue -- thin rings, poor water...?

Alexandria, IN(Zone 6a)

That is part of it. Onions love water.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Lack of water will also cause the middles to be dry and shrunken

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

Water issues are also why many turn to growing Leeks ..

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

I love my Leeks ... just sayin'. :)

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