Onion
Allium cepa 'Big Daddy'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: cepa (KEP-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Big Daddy
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Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Macy, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 30, 2009, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This was my first year with Big Daddy onions in the garden. I ordered plants directly from the grower. My results with these onions were beyond my wildest expectations. I've posted two pictures of the same onion on this page weighing in at just one half ounce under two pounds! And, I know there are many of at least 1 pounds each! Onions are mildly pungent with a sweet, crisp taste; an excellent slicing onion for burgers, brats, hot dogs and fresh salad toppings. I also use them sauteed with steaks, chops and assorted meat dishes including spaghetti sauce.