White Sweet Spanish
The White Sweet Spanish Onion is a reliable producer of white skinned, mild, sweet onions. Best used fresh out of the garden, but can be stored for a short time. Bulbs typically grow 1-2 pounds, average keeper. Introduced in 1961. Long day.
White Sweet Spanish Onion History
A reliable producer of white skinned, mild, sweet onions. Best used fresh out of the garden, but can be stored for a short time. Bulbs typically grow 1-2 pounds, average keeper. Introduced in 1961. Long day. The taste is sweet and mild, making it extremely versatile, either cooked or raw. A high yielding globe shaped variety that produces large sweet onions, sometimes weighing in more than a pound each. The white onions tend to have a sharper and more pungent flavor than yellow onions. The White Sweet Spanish Onion has fair to medium storage capability. Try to maintain a constant temperature for stored onions and check regularly.
White Sweet Spanish Onion Planting
Onions are a cool-season crop and can stand temperatures well below freezing. They may be planted from seeds, from small bulbs called sets, or from transplants. When seeding onions for bulbs, plant them ¼ inch deep during October through December. Place the seeds 1 inch apart. When the plants are about 6 inches high, thin them to one plant every 2 to 3 inches. Growing onions require a lot of sun and good drainage, they grow best when the soil pH ranges between 6.0 and 6.8. Raised beds or raised rows made by mounding up soil are ideal, especially if your soil is heavy clay.
Growing White Sweet Spanish Onion Seeds
Growing onions in the spring or fall, starts with great soil which is well-drained, loose, and fertile. Compacted, rocky, or clay-heavy soil affects bulb development. Add aged manure or compost to the soil in the fall or early spring. Onion plants are heavy feeders and need constant nourishment to produce big bulbs. And if you live in an area with heavy clay or hard soil, add in a bit of sand as well to help loosen the soil for better growth. Select a location with full sun, where your onions won’t be shaded by other plants. At planting time, add about an inch of compost to the bottom of each row before planting. Or, dig a trench in the soil about 2 inches deep and 3 inches wide, and then fill the trench back in with about an inch of compost.
Preserving And Storing Onion White Sweet Spanish
You can generally store onions up to eight months. they should be stored in a cool, dry area with temperatures between 35 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity of 50 to 60 percent. Click here to learn more about storing onions for long term or short term use.
White Sweet Spanish Recipe
This Recipe is rich and flavorful, but so quick and easy to make. Their juicy but mild flesh makes them perfect for use as a main ingredient in many recipes
Onions contain decent amounts of vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, and potassium, which provide a number of benefits. They consist mostly of water, carbs, and fiber. Their main fibers, fructans, can feed the friendly bacteria in your gut, though they may cause digestive problems in some people. Onions are rich in plant compounds and antioxidants, especially quercetin and sulfur-containing compounds. Colorful varieties, such as yellow or red ones, pack more antioxidants than white ones. However, Onions may cause adverse digestive effects in some people, and raw onion can cause eye and mouth irritation. Onions may be toxic to some animals.
Other Onion Varieties Worth Checking Out
The Southport White Onion Was First known in the U.S. around 1906, these medium sized white globes are crisp and pungent, making them a winner in any recipe. Commonly grown as scallions. Long day.
The Ailsa Craig Onion was Named after an island off the coast of Scotland and first introduced in 1887 by David Murray, the gardener for the Marquis of Ailsa, at Culzean Castle. A great globe shaped, straw colored onion, sure to impress, capable of growing to 2 pounds each. Mild and sweet, best used fresh from the garden, not intended for long term storage. Long-day type, great for the south.