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PlantFiles: 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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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TBGDN 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 Gabrielle 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.


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

Menifee, California
Macy, Indiana
Wilsonville, Oregon
Fort Worth, Texas

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