Yellow ‘Newburg’ storage onions.
PHOTO: SCOTT VLAUN
Harvesting a bumper crop of onions in a Maine garden.
Red and white onion bulbs.
Onions mulched to suppress weeds.
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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‘Ailsa Craig’ onions are a sweet variety.
These onions are being prepared for storage.
Onions can be braided just like garlic.
A terrific way to cook the more pungent onion varieties is to caramelize them. Slowly cooking the onions brings out their natural sweetness.