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.
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.
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.
Onions are light feeders and should be planted after heavy feeders. Succeed onion plants with the Brassica family (Broccoli, Kale etc.). Rotate crops biennially.
Central Asia and Middle East
Soil PH preference
The bulb is edible and ideal for cooking
Culinary, medicinal, cosmetic
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.