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Allium Family: Onions, Shallots, Green Onions

With dozens of allium varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment, so use this guide to determine what will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Senshyu Onion is Winter Japanese Variety
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Onion '<em>Senshyu</em>'

Sets of this useful winter Japanese variety should be planted in fall and seeds sown a little before for an early summer harvest. The semi-flat, straw-colored bulbs grow to a good size and have a strong flavor.

Sow: Late summer
Plant sets: Early to mid-fall
Harvest: Early to midsummer
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun



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