Garden Onion, Edible Onion
Allium cepa 'Red Creole'

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

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Moss Point, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 28, 2009, twiggybuds from Moss Point, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a great onion for the Gulf Coast. They get to good size and are good keepers. I harvested mine in late May and it's now late December. I kept them in the garage which is well ventilated and have only lost one. It got a soft center. I still have a couple dozen left and they're holding well. I started them from seed in early September.

Neutral

On May 1, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An open pollinated short day red onion from Sunseeds. It is a medium sized onion with good tolerance to pink root. It is pungent. Recommended to growers in Mexico.