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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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Shakespeare Onion is British Bred Variety
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Onion '<em>Shakespeare</em>'

For an early summer crop of globe-shaped onions with rich brown skins, try this British overwintering variety. The dense white flesh and sturdy skin mean that they store well, and they have an excellent flavor.

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

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