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
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: 50-80
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
Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: 10-12"

Various Sizes Medium & Large

Photo gallery:
Location: My GardensDate: August 8, 2015Various Sizes Medium & Large
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Location: My GardensDate: September 3, 2017A Critical Step For Storage: Proper Drying
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Location: My GardensDate: August 9, 2011Harvested Bulbs Drying In Crate
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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 23, 2011Good Solid Bulbs
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Location: My GardensDate: August 23, 2011Bulbs Are Large: Makes Nice Slices.
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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
indoors
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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Oct 14, 2018 8:35 AM 1,427
Fall Bulbs by the Box from ADR (local pickup only) by critterologist Oct 3, 2018 6:48 PM 75
I Moved And Started All Over With My Garden - Progression! by Legalily Oct 18, 2018 6:57 AM 1,207
Can you help me with some inspiration? A blank slate in Maryland! by bitbit Jan 25, 2016 11:35 AM 21
Which fall bulbs will you order this year, and which vendors will you use by Cem9165 Jan 2, 2016 8:03 AM 561
My first post and first question by droughttolerant Feb 3, 2015 12:51 PM 23
Favorite Combinations (Photos Please) by clintbrown Mar 20, 2016 11:04 AM 798
Welcome to the Containers forum by haighr Jul 19, 2010 6:13 PM 47
Palatine by Skiekitty May 6, 2011 5:33 AM 70

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