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

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

Biennials

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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:

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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.