Ripening

Wait until the tops fall over and start to change color, this is a sign they are mature. In cool, humid areas when all tops have fallen; in cool, dry areas when half the tops have fallen; and in warm areas when a third of the tops have fallen. Loosen the soil around the onion with a fork and gently pull it from the soil.

Plants/person:

15.0

Yield/plant:

0.3-0.5lbs

Yield/sq. ft.:

1.0-5.0lbs

Fruit Size:

Exterior Color:

White

Interior Color:

White

Nutrition:

Onions are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and calcium and contain a variety of beneficial phytochemicals. The green leaves are rich in vitamin A.