Bunching Onion
Allium cepa 'White Lisbon'

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

Biennials

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

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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

Regional

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

Sunol, California

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Moss Point, Mississippi

Fort Worth, Texas

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 14, 2010, promethean_spar from Union City, CA wrote:

I planted this onion in a perennial bed expecting it to grow into clumps similar to 'evergreen hardy white', however it turns out that this is a bulbing onion, NOT a bunching onion. It grew ~2" white, compressed, cippolini-like bulbs.

I was disappointed that the permaculture approach would not work, but as a cippolini they performed quite well here in intermediate-onion country (Coastal CA, 37'N). They were decent as 'spring' onions, and I guess they are popular for that because they form small bulbs (as in the top photo) when the stems are still scallion-sized.

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On Nov 7, 2008, twiggybuds from Moss Point, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:

I plant these in mid-August from seed. They're nice by Thanksgiving and will winter over here. They also do well in pots. A perfect green salad onion.