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Allium cepa var. aggregatum
Synonyms: A. ascalonicum; A. cepa

Common Name(s): Shallot; multiplier onion
Family: Liliaceae
Growth Habit: Func. Annual/Biennial/Per
Growing Days: 60 to 100 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 18 to 24 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Light textured organic soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Clear
Prefers well drained soils of medium depth and high fertility. Little salt tolerance. Small bulbs produced on vegetative tips.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Cercospora, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Anthrachose
Food - vegetable, Additive - flavoring
Temperate, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-rainy, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
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