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PlantFiles: Garden Onion, Edible Onion
Allium cepa 'Sweet Vidalia'

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Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: cepa (KEP-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sweet Vidalia

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Category:
Vegetables

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

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

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Gabrielle On Jan 27, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I grew these a few years ago. They're not a long day variety, but they did really well anyway. Onions bother my eyes more than most people's; my eyes not only water, but burn so bad that I can't open them for several minutes. These had a minimal reaction.

Neutral Farmerdill On May 2, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1985 hybrid yellow granex type from K-F seeds, now offered by Sunseeds. A mild onion that runs in jumbo size. It has very good tolerance to bolting and is adapted to short day growing areas from Georgia to California.

Regional...

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

Wytheville, Virginia



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