General Plant Information (Edit)
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

Common names
  • Onion
  • Edible Onion
  • Garden Onion

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Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2018-06-17
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-03-09
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 20, 2011
Ready For Eating Fresh

Date: July 30, 2013
Amazing Size & Weight!

Date: August 6, 2013
Two Onions: Two Pounds!
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 27, 2014
Picked Today

Date: July 30, 2013
Fresh From The Garden
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 6, 2015
Growth Progress To Date: Planted April 12, 2015
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 27, 2014
Ready To Pick
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 27, 2014
Almost 14 Ounces
Location: Kadlec Volunteer Gardens
Date: 2011-07-14
  • Uploaded by psa

Date: July 28, 2013
Almost Mature Bulb

Courtesy Harris Seeds
  • Uploaded by Joy

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: western Oregon
Date: 2016-01-05

Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
  • Uploaded by vic

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
  • Uploaded by vic

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
  • Uploaded by Joy
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  • Posted by TBGDN (Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jul 27, 2014 7:06 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Aug 27, 2013 3:14 AM concerning plant:
    This is the state vegetable of Washington.

  • Posted by Trish (Grapevine, TX - Zone 8a) on May 12, 2022 6:06 AM concerning plant:
    It's big and sweet. Plant onion plugs in the garden and harvest 2-pound onions 3-4 months later.
Plant Events from our members
gwbuck On March 23, 2017 Seeds germinated
First seed germinated. Many more followed in the days afterwards.
gwbuck On March 17, 2017 Seeds sown
Sowed in cardboard pots in 1/4 inch of sterile potting soil.
MrsBinWY On December 24, 2019 Seeds germinated
~8 showing
MrsBinWY On December 20, 2019 Seeds sown
70+ seeds that have been in the freezer for several years (2014G? - no collection date on the packet) in milk jug @ room temp
MrsBinWY On December 2, 2017 Seeds sown
Experiment: Direct sown in garden hoop. Result: Failure!
katclarkevb On October 5, 2020 Obtained plant
Received seeds in the mail from Park Seed
antsinmypants On April 11, 2023 Transplanted
22 into new garden area by the pond.
antsinmypants On February 11, 2023 Plant emerged
20 seedlings emerged.
antsinmypants On February 6, 2023 Seeds sown
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A work of art...... by Paul2032 Nov 5, 2018 7:04 PM 2

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