Onions harvested in winter?

chervil2(z5 MA)December 15, 2012

I planted Varsity onions from seed and harvested the majority in August in my zone 5 Massachusetts garden. I noticed a few today and was surprised that they were not rotten. They were healthy and had vigorous roots attached. I found the taste to be sweeter and more tender compared to my summer harvested crop. I am wondering if some gardeners intentionally leave onions in the ground for winter harvest like leeks? I am very fond the flavor and texture of December leeks. Perhaps certain varieties of onions would be more suited for freeze-thaw cycles in late fall and early winter?

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Varsity is known as a good storing onion - maybe that's why it held up so well.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 10:53PM
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