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Onion 'Electric'

Allium cepa var. cepa

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Electric is part of the Allium genus and is a Onion variety. Its scientific name is Allium cepa var. cepa 'Electric'. It is a Vegetable and is treated mainly as a Perennial, This means that it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Electric is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).

Electric Onion is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Electric have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Electric

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Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Electric is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Electric needs a loamy, clay and sandy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil to neutral soil).

Growing Electric from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Electric about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Electric

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Electric is a very hardy plant.

Harvesting Electric

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.