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Onions: Allium cepa 'Sweet Red'

Botanical name: Allium cepa 'Sweet Red'

Common name: onion

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Planted
2
times

Sprite
created by:
gardengirl

Austin, Tx

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 5a thru 10b
Care:
average
Lifespan:
biennial
Category:   
Attributes:

deer resistant, rabbit resistant, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Onions: Allium cepa 'Sweet Red'"

'Sweet Red' adds special color and flavor to salads! This large, flattened globe is the red variety you find in your favorite Italian restaurant. Great for hamburgers too. 'Sweet Red' bulbs grow well in the northern or southern part of the United States but have limited storage capability. The intermediate day onions need 12 to 14 hours of daylight to trigger the bulbing process. These intermediate varieties are ideal for the zone between the north and south but are well-adapted for almost all growing areas in the country. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Allium cepa has been cultivated throughout such a large portion of human history, that the true species is no longer known in the wild.

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