Onion Plant

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Botanical name:- Allium cepa

  • V15
SKU: onion-plant Categories: ,
Scientific nameAllium cepa
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Temperature requirement20-30°c
LightFull sunlight
WateringWater everyday & keep moist
PestsStem and bulb eelworm, thrips and onion fly
Pet friendlinessNot hazardous
Maximum plant height25-75 cm
Potting mixPotting soil/red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage & repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Common color & season
DescriptionThe green leaves and immature and mature bulbs are eaten raw.Used in preparation of sauces, soups and seasoning of food on account of its special characteristic pungency.Also used in processed form e.G. Flakes, powder and pickles. Onion does best under mild climate without extreme of heat and cold. Onion grows well on light loam, sandy loam or clay loam, deep friable and fertile soil rich in organic matter.The soil should be well drained.The optimum soil ph should be 5.8 To 6.5. It does not perform well in excessive rainfall. Before bulbing, temperature between 12.8-23 °C is required whereas 20 to 25 °c for at least 10 hours per day is required later for proper bulb development. About 70 percent relative humidity is good for this crop. Very low temperatures in the beginning result in bolting while sudden rise in temperature favours early maturity of the crop resulting into small sized bulbs.Onion bulbs more quickly under warm temperature than at cool temperature.Temperature is more important in seed production than the day length. While photoperiod is more important than temperature for bulb formation.

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