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Red Candy Onion (Allium cepa 'Red Candy Apple') in the Onions Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Time: Summer
Inflorescence Type: Umbel
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Vegetable
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects

Red Candy Apple Onions

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Location: My PlaceDate: August 16, 2013Red Candy Apple Onions
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Location: My PlaceDate: August 16, 2013Showing Size Variations
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Location: My PlaceDate: August 16, 2013Showing Interior Segments
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Posted by TBGDN (Miami County, Indiana, 46951 - Zone 5a) on Aug 16, 2013 5:50 PM

This is my first year growing these onions. They are everything I've read about them. They have a mild and very sweet flavor and crisp textured flesh. Their size varies here from about 2½ inches to around three inches maximum as shown in my photo above. These are considered intermediate day onions and therefore do not grow large in this zone. However, their other qualities make up for any lack of size. These can be stored for about two months.

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