Onions: Allium cepa 'Sweet Sandwich'
Botanical name: Allium cepa 'Sweet Sandwich'
Common name: onion
description for "Onions: Allium cepa 'Sweet Sandwich'"
Plant 'Sweet Sandwich' long day onion only in northern regions of the country. Storage onions are typically quite pungent and sweet onions do not store well. Our 'Sweet Sandwich' variety offers the best of both types - it is fairly pungent at harvest, yet becomes milder in storage. Large, yellow globe shape. Good storage variety for northern areas. Long day onions grow better in northern states because they need 14 to 16 hours of daylight to bulb satisfactorily. Long day varieties generally have a more pungent flavor than short day. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman
Allium cepa has been cultivated throughout such a large portion of human history, that the true species is no longer known in the wild.