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Allium cepa L.

Amaryllidaceae

Bermuda onion, California Italian Red onion, Common onion, Green onion, Italian red onion, Maui onion, Onion, Pearl onion, Purple onion, Red onion, Salad onion, Scallion, Spanish onion, Spring onion, Sweet onion, Vidalia onion, Walla Walla onion, White onion, Wild onion, Yellow onion


We have information from several sources:

Simon, J.E., A.F. Chadwick and L.E. Craker. 1984. Herbs: An Indexed Bibliography. 1971–1980.

Onions and its Relatives production links

Alternative Crops Research in Virginia—Harbans L. Bhardwaj, Andy Hankins, Tadesse Mebrahtu, Jimmy Mullins, Muddappa Rangappa, Ozzie Abaye, and Gregory E. Welbaum

Advances in New Alliums—Michael J. Havey

Magness, J.R., G.M. Markle, C.C. Compton. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States.
OnionAllium cepa L. (Common onion group)
Onion [cv. Beltsville Bunching]Allium cepa L. × Allium fistulosum L., 4N
Potato OnionAllium cepa L. (Aggregatum group)
ShallotAllium cepa L. (Aggregatum group)


Outside Links

Allium spp.—FAO/IPGRI Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Germplasm No. 18—Link to the publication on the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute web site


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