Onions are commonly planted in the fall for a spring harvest. Red and yellow types are available to grow.

Latin Name

Allium cepa


Family

Amaryllidaceae


Type of Plant

Bulb
Vegetable

Bloom Season

May - June


Seasons

Winter
Spring

Specifications

Max Height: 1.5'
Max Spread: 1'

Uses

  • Vegetable
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Black Walnut
  • Rabbit

  • Colors


    History

    Washington's gardener records planting, weeding, and harvesting onions in his garden report in the summer of 1798.


    Other Details

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