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ONION (Allium cepa L.)


onion-thumbA. SHORT-DAY OPEN-POLLINATED VARIETIES

B. SHORT-DAY F1 HYBRIDS

C. INTERMEDIATE TYPES

D. LONG-DAY TYPES

E. BUNCHING TYPES

F. JAPANESE VARIETIES

Variety Maturity Exterior 
colour
Bulbs FirmnessPungencyStorageRemarks
ShapeSize
BOMBAY RED Mid early
(145 days)
Deep purple red Deep flat Medium small Medium Very pungent Medium Standard in Africa and Far East.
CHRYSTAL WHITE WAX PRR Mid late White Thick-flat Medium small Medium Very mild Short Also suitable for bunching.
RED BURGUNDY Mid late Dark red Deep flat Medium large Soft Very mild Short Standard variety.
RED CREOLE Mid late Red Thick-flat Medium Very good Pungent Good Heavy yielding standard variety for the tropics.
TEXAS (EARLY) GRANO 502 Mid early Yellow Rounded top Large Soft Mild Moderate Standard high yielding variety for the tropics and winter production at higher latitudes.
TEXAS (EARLY) GRANO 502 PRR Mid early Yellow Rounded top Large Soft Mild Moderate Like TEG, but with Pink root resistance.
VIOLET DE GALMI Mid early Purple red Flat Medium Medium Pungent Medium Standard in West Africa
WHITE CREOLE Mid early White Thick-flat Medium Good Pungent Good Very suitable for dehydration.
WHITE GRANO Mid late White Globe Large Medium Mild Moderate Very productive. Excellent Pink root tolerance.

Variety Maturity Exterior 
colour
Bulbs FirmnessPungencyStorageRemarks
ShapeSize
ELAD F1 Early Dark yellow Flattened globe Large Good Slightly pungent Medium to long Very high yielding.
GALIA F1 Early Dark yellow Rounded top Large Good Slightly pungent Long High yields. Long storage.
TROPICANA F1 Mid early Red Thick-flat Medium large Good Very pungent Short to medium Pink root resistant.
WHITE GRANEX F1 Mid early White Thick-flat Medium Medium Mild Short Highly productive.
YELLOW GRANEX F1 Early Yellow Thick-flat Large Medium Mild Medium Standard variety.

Variety Maturity Exterior 
colour
Bulbs FirmnessPungencyStorageRemarks
ShapeSize
DENSITY Late Dark yellow Globe Medium Good Mild Very long Popular in Eastern Europe
RED AMPOSTA Mid early Brown to red Deep flat Medium Good Pungent Long Popular in the Mediterranean region.
YELLOW SWEET SPANISH Early Straw yellow Globe Very large Good mild Very long Tolerant to Mildew

Variety Maturity Exterior 
colour
Bulbs FirmnessPungencyStorageRemarks
ShapeSize
RIJNSBURGER Late Yellow-brown Thick-flat Large Very good Mild Very long Excellent storage onion.
STUTTGARTER Mid late Yellow-brown Flat Large to very large Good Mild Medium to long Excellent flavour.
VALENCIA Late Dark yellow Globe Large to very large Good Mild Long Sweet flesh. Adaptable to long and short day areas.

VarietyMaturityShanksPungencyRemarks
ColourShape
EARLY WINTERHARDY Spring White Flattened globe Mild Short storage. Used for green bunching. Intermediate day onion.
EVERGREEN Autumn/ winter Silvery leek-like skin stalks Small elongated Mild Slow bolting. Several shoots per seed. Pink root tolerant.
Guardsman Autumn White Slightly elongated Mild to strong Unique salad onion. Very strong, upright foliage and vigorous root system. High yielding. Good disease resistance.
RAMROD Mid season White, well blanched Slighty elongated Mild Very distinct variety. Bunching Lisbon type. Very erect foliage. Mild flavour, well blanched. Useful all season. Stands winter cold.
WHITE LISBON Early mid season White Small elongated Mild Long clear white shanks. Good keeping qualities. Bunching type.

VarietyMaturityShanksPungencyRemarks
ColourShape
EMERALD ISLE Mid/late season Pendant Small elongated Mild Ideal for warm production areas. Good disease resistance.
GRENADIER F1 Summer/autumn White Small elongated Mild Low pungency, sweet flavour.
SENTRY Summer/ autumn Pale green Small elongated Pungent Tall, non bulbing. For summer and autumn production.
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