Onion Seeds - Evergreen Bunching
- 250 Seeds
- Maturity: 160 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Flavor Profile: Mild and sweet
- Texture: Crisp
- Culinary Popularity: Widely used in international dishes
- Growth Pattern: Hearty and robust
- Harvest Window: Quick
- Cultivation Difficulty: Beginner to intermediate
History: The onion, known scientifically as Allium cepa, is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables. Its origins are believed to be in central Asia, spreading far and wide due to trade and exploration. Throughout history, this bulbous root has been revered not just for its culinary contributions but also for its medicinal properties. Civilizations spanning from the ancient Egyptians to the Romans have documented their use and value of onions, making it a vegetable steeped in tradition and heritage.
Uses: Their delicate sweetness and crispness make these onions a darling in the culinary world. Popular in a plethora of dishes across various cuisines, they can be enjoyed raw in salads, caramelized to release their natural sugars, or cooked to add depth to stews, soups, and stir-fries. Their versatility ensures that they play a crucial role, whether front and center or as a background note enhancing other flavors.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: For thriving onion crops, select a well-draining plot with access to full sun. Sow the seeds shallowly, about 1/4 inch deep, maintaining a spacing of around 5-6 inches between each seed. Regular watering, without waterlogging the soil, is vital. As the onions begin to bulb, ensure the soil around them remains loose to allow for expansion. With patience and regular care, in about 160 days, you'll have a bounty of fresh, farm-taste onions ready to elevate your meals.