General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: Bulb: 3-5 inches wide. Top growth: 2 - 6 inches wide
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Other: Day Neutral, more versatile, not a narrow harvest time
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Stem
Leaves
Roots
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Raw
Cooked
Fermented
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Needs specific temperature: 50-80º
Days to germinate: 4-12 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 to 1/2 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: 10-12"

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Common names
  • Garden Onion
  • Edible Onion
  • Onion

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Comments:
  • Posted by Trish (Grapevine, TX - Zone 8a) on May 2, 2022 1:47 PM concerning plant:
    85 days; NG. This yellow midday hybrid can be planted in spring in the North or South. Bulbs are mild, sweet, and large. Testers agreed that 'Candy' was easy to grow and produced sweet onions. However, size was often small, and flavor did not compare with the classic 'Vidalia'. 'Candy' seemed more popular in cooler climates.

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