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Onion 'Caprico'

Allium cepa 'Caprico'

Onion (Eng.), Uie (Afr.)

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​Caprico is a pungent, heat tolerant, medium to large bulb that is ideal for cooking. It also has an amazing storability, which gives you an extended harvest.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Pull up the onion plants once the leaves begin to wilt and dry, roughly 110 days after sowing. Tie the onions up in bundles and store in a cool dry place.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed directly in Autumn or Winter. Seeds take 7-10 days to germinate. Sow seeds 9-12 mm deep, 10 cm apart, in rows 20 cm apart.

Special features

Crop rotation
Onions are light feeders and should be planted after heavy feeders. Succeed onion plants with the Brassica family (Broccoli, Kale etc.). Rotate crops biennially.

Geography

Origin
Central Asia and Middle East
Natural climate
Cool season

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Edible
The bulb is edible and ideal for cooking
Notes
Culinary, medicinal, cosmetic

Personality

Family
Amaryllidaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Strong

Problems

Check the onion leaves once they have expanded for tiny onion thrips which suck water, nutrients and chlorophyll from leaves, resulting in silvery white leaves. Also, check for aphids and onion root maggots.

Companion plants

carrots, strawberries, lettuce, beetroot, cabbage, sweet peppers, spinach, tomatoes

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