Allium, Garden Onion, Edible Onion 'Spanish Yellow Sweet'

Allium cepa

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

Biennials

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

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:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

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; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Menifee, California

Macy, Indiana

Wilsonville, Oregon

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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Positive

On Jul 31, 2008, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a perennial onion event in my garden, and I couldn't do without it. It is a mild tasting onion, the flesh is crisp, and adds a zesty flavor in fresh salads. It is also a nice addition when chopped and sprinkled over bean soup and chili, and perfect when sliced onto home grilled burgers. It also adds a tangy flavor to hot dogs with mustard. This crop was planted early so there was adequate rainfall contributing to larger bulbs. I harvested nine onions on September 1, 2008 with an individual weight of 1lb.+; however, most were well under that weight.

Positive

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

A very good flavored onion. This was one of the best I grew last year. Stores 4-5 months.

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