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Allium cepa 'Candy'

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

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3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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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:
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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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MAlt 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 Cyberpotato 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 darylmitchell 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.


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

Byers, Colorado
Effingham, Illinois
Hermann, Missouri
Friedens, Pennsylvania
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

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