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5 Types of Onions to Grow ...

By Aprille

Onions are basically a fuss-free garden addition that anyone can raise. The following 5 types of onions to grow each have a different flavor and hardiness level. You might find one type that sounds like it will be perfect for your garden and cooking needs. I’m not a huge fan of raw onions, but I do love to add them to most dishes I create.

5 Scallion Red Baron

These small onions only require 65 days after planting seeds until they can be harvested as a bright red scallion. They can be used in the same way a small green onion is and they have a similar flavor as well. The bright red color is very eye-catching, making it an excellent addition to a bland-colored meal.

4 Whitewing Hybrid

This is one of the most perfectly round onions I’ve ever seen. It takes 105 days to pass until this onion is able to be harvested. These mature fairly early and last a long time in storage. The Whitewing hybrid is slender, making it a great size for people who wish to eat a small amount of onion at one time.


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Once 110 days have passed, this large yellow onion is ready to harvest. This onion will grow just about anywhere it is planted and the larger the onion, the sweeter it tastes. These onions can be stored easily for up to 2 months.

2 Red Zeppelin

The beautiful red color of this particular onion variety makes them stand out from the rest. It takes 90 days for the seeds to mature into a flavorful hardy onion. They can also be stored for nearly 8 months, making them the perfect type of onion for keeping all winter long.

1 Walla Walla

The softball-size bulbs are perfect for slicing and placing on a hamburger since they fill up the entire bun. These sweet, juicy onions can even be raised successfully in northern climates. Some people enjoy this crisp and flavorful onion the same way some would eat an apple, they are that tasty! The Walla Walla onion only needs 56 days to grow, which means it matures almost 2 weeks before other types of onions.

Do any of these onions sound like something you’d like to try growing? If you have a variety you tend to stick to each year, feel free to share why you like it so much.

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