The most common type of onion is the yellow onion. The largest onions are known as Spanish onions.
Onions – Fresh from Pfalzmarkt
Cultivation & harvest
Onions prefer a full sun, warm place for cultivation. A loose, humus and evenly moist soil favors the growth of the plant. A loamy soil is advantageous for the cultivation of onions.
The vegetable can be stored easily and is used to season salads or as a savory note in warm dishes. Onions are eaten steamed, boiled, fried, dried, roasted or raw and serve as a versatile seasoning.
Onions should be stored in a cool, dark and well ventilated place. In this state they last very long. When bought, they should be firm, dry and shiny.