Garden Onion (Allium cepa 'Walla Walla Sweet') in the Onions Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Vegetable
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects

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Location: Kadlec Volunteer GardensDate: 2011-07-14
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Date: July 30, 2013Amazing Size & Weight!
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Date: August 6, 2013Two Onions: Two Pounds!
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Location: My GardensDate: August 20, 2011Ready For Eating Fresh
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Date: July 30, 2013Fresh From The Garden
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Location: My GardensDate: July 27, 2014Picked Today
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Location: My GardensDate: July 6, 2015Growth Progress To Date: Planted April 12, 2015
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Date: July 28, 2013Almost Mature Bulb
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Location: My GardensDate: July 27, 2014Ready To Pick
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Location: My GardensDate: July 27, 2014Almost 14 Ounces
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Posted by TBGDN (Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jul 27, 2014 7:06 PM

This is our favorite onion. It is exceptionally sweet, and it goes well on cold sandwiches, such as roast beef with mayo, or sliced roast chicken breast and mayo. There is nothing better to add crisp taste to summer salads. They do not store well, and therefore we use them straight from the garden. That is not a problem here because they are in high demand for the table.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Aug 27, 2013 3:14 AM

This is the state vegetable of Washington.

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