Harvesting a bumper crop of onions in a Maine garden.
Onions are adapted for different day lengths. This map is an approximate guide to where each type of onion grows best. Yellow: Long-day onions; Blue: Intermediate-day onions; Red: Short-day onions.
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Onions mulched to suppress weeds.
Red and white onion bulbs.
A terrific way to cook the more pungent onion varieties is to caramelize them. Slowly cooking the onions brings out their natural sweetness.
These onions are being prepared for storage.
‘Ailsa Craig’ onions are a sweet variety.
Onions can be braided just like garlic.
Yellow ‘Newburg’ storage onions.
PHOTO: SCOTT VLAUN