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Onions harvested in winter?

Posted by chervil2 z5 MA (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 15, 12 at 19:33

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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RE: Onions harvested in winter?

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

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