Allium, Garden Onion, Edible Onion 'Ailsa Craig Exhibition'

Allium cepa

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: cepa (KEP-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ailsa Craig Exhibition
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Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Everson, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 15, 2005, eweed from Everson, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

checked nutural because I haven tasted it yet but it is a strong grower in the Pacific Maritime climate of Western Washington. I will grow this again even if it is not a long term keeper.

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On Aug 12, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 110 day large (1-2 lb) long day globe onion. It is a sweet onion not suitable fro long storage. It is across between Danvers Yellow and Cranston’s Excelsior. It was introduced by David Murray in 1887,and named after Ailsa Crag, a small steep-sided island off the west coast of Scotland.

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