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Allium cepa ‘Aggregatum’

Potato Onion

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.3m to 1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Allium cepa ‘Aggregatum’ (Potato Onion). This variety group is a perennial nesting onion which produces small bulbs which grow in clusters.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Vegetable or Bulb

Origin

Central Asia

Interest and use

Grown for culinary use.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Prefers rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Do not re-plant bulbs in the same bed for more than 3 years; rotate crops to reduce build-up of pests and diseases.

Propagation

By seed in spring, or by replanting one of the bulbs.

Pests, diseases or disorders

White mould, onion eel-worm and onion fly.

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