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Allium, Garden Onion, Edible Onion 'Candy'

Allium cepa

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

Bulbs

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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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RatingContent
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.

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