Garden Onion (Allium cepa 'Candy') in the Onions Database

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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
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Needs specific temperature: 50-80
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
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: 10-12"

A Critical Step For Storage: Proper Drying

Photo gallery:
Location: My GardensDate: September 3, 2017A Critical Step For Storage: Proper Drying
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Location: My GardensDate: August 8, 2015Various Sizes Medium & Large
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Date: July 30, 2013Almost Mature Bulb
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Date: July 30, 2013Mature Bulb @15 oz.
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Location: My GardensDate: August 9, 2011Harvested Bulbs Drying In Crate
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Location: My GardensDate: August 23, 2011Good Solid Bulbs
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Location: My GardensDate: August 23, 2011Bulbs Are Large: Makes Nice Slices.
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Courtesy Harris Seeds
By Joy
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Plant Events from our members
Weedwhacker On August 26, 2015 Harvested
much earlier than normal
Weedwhacker On May 24, 2015 Transplanted
75 plants
Weedwhacker On May 14, 2015 Potted up
Weedwhacker On February 20, 2015 Seeds germinated
Weedwhacker On February 15, 2015 Seeds sown
Weedwhacker On September 28, 2014 Harvested
Weedwhacker On June 4, 2014 Transplanted
Weedwhacker On May 12, 2014 Potted up
Weedwhacker On February 23, 2014 Seeds sown
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