Early White Spanish Onion
Early White Spanish Onion is mild, sweet and tasty. This variety is white fleshed and has a thin neck. Good winter keeper (long storage) and an intermediate day onion suited to Sydney to Tasmania latitudes. Produces fruits weighing around 450 grams. Can also be picked young before bulbing as a spring onion.
Sow – July to early September in a tray in a warm spot (cool climate). Plant out in September if sown July/Aug.
Spacing – 10cm plants, 30cm rows
Because the wild onion is extinct and ancient records of using onions span western and eastern Asia, the geographic origin of the onion is uncertain, although domestication likely took place in Southwest or Central Asia. Onions have been variously described as having originated in Iran, western Pakistan and Central Asia.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 22 to 24 C (around 10-14 days to germination)