‘Rouge De Corse’

Onions / Oignons / Κρεμμύδι


Common Name: Onions / Oignons / Κρεμμύδι

Scientific Name: Allium cepa


Plant’s cycle: Biennial

Light Requirement: Full Sun and half shade

Soil type: any soil with pH 4.5 to 8.3,

Sowing in nursery: February

Direct Planting: March

Germination: 10 – 14 days

Harvest: 65 - 120 days

Spacing: 10cm/10cm/1cm


Flowers are: hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: Cross-pollinated by Bees, insects

Plant is Self-Fertile

Seed preservation: 2 years


Edible Parts: Flowers; Leaves; Root; Seed.

Other Uses: Dye;  Polish;  Repellent; 


Anthelmintic;  Antiinflammatory;  Antiseptic;  Antispasmodic;  Appetizer;  Carminative;  Diuretic;  Expectorant;  Febrifuge;  Homeopathy;  Hypoglycaemic;  Hypotensive;  Lithontripic;  Skin;  StingsStomachic;  Tonic

Known Hazards: There have been cases of poisoning caused by the consumption, in large quantities and by some mammals, of this plant. Dogs seem to be particularly susceptible. Hand eczema may occur with frequent handling. May interfere with drug control of blood sugar.