Garden Onion, Edible Onion
Allium cepa 'Candy'

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

Regional

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

Byers, Colorado

Effingham, Illinois

Hermann, Missouri

Friedens, Pennsylvania

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Mar 24, 2012, MAlt from Effingham, IL wrote:

Best onion I've found for this area. Kept from July till
Thanksgiving then I ran out.

Positive

On Feb 11, 2012, Cyberpotato from Hermann, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

Intermediate zone onion. Grows best between 33 deg & 40 deg north latitude. In central Missouri this is one of the best mild sweet onions. Will grow quite large under ideal conditions.

Positive

On Sep 21, 2008, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:

These are quite mild and sweet-tasting onions. We grew ours in partial shade, which might explain why they weren't that large. If grown in full sun, they would probably be larger.