Onion Varieties

Onion Varieties

Candy Onions

Candy Onions

Candy onions are a lot milder than the other listed onions. They are typically used fresh, rather than dried such as the others. Because of it's sweet taste, it is mostly prepared raw.

Onion Nutrition

Onion Nutrition

Based on one cup of raw onion Read more at http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2501/2

Planting Onions

Planting Onions

Select a location with full sun where your onions won't be shaded by other plants. Soil needs to be well-drained, loose, and rich in nitrogen; compact soil affects bulb development. Till in aged manure or fertilizer the fall before planting. Onions are heavy feeders and need constant nourishment to produce big bulbs. At planting time, you can mix in some nitrogen fertilizer, too, and side dress every few weeks until the bulbing process begins. Read more at http://www.almanac.com/plant/onions

Harvesting Onions

Harvesting Onions

For any of the various onions, it is time to harvest the onions when the bulbs begin to pop up from the soil. To prevent any breaking of the bulbs, dig the onions up from the soil with a shovel carefully removing the bulbs. After harvest, dry the onions with the green tops in a cool dry area until the outter layer becomes dry and flakey. Then cut the the tops off for later storage.

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