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Onion 'White'

Allium cepa var. cepa

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White is a variety of Onion which is a member of the Allium family. Its botanical name is Allium cepa var. cepa 'White'. White grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). White is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).

Israel is believed to be where White originates from.

White 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 White have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow White

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. White is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will tend to go dormant over the long winter months. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. White needs a loamy, clay and sandy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil to neutral soil).

Growing White from seed

Aim to sow 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 13°C / 55°F.

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

Transplanting White

White is very hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting White

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early autumn.