Bulbous Plant Height : 16cm to 34cm included Origin : Central Asia, Northeastern Africa Environment : in deep fertile soils Climate : temperate
Notes : Onions are one of the oldest vegetables known to mankind. This species is currently only found in cultivations, but originally the wild form was native of Asia and northern Africa. Onions have been used as food source since the Bronze Age. Ancient Egyptians considered it a symbol of eternal life. Today, Onions are one of world’s largest crops. China and India are the largest producers. Onions are not only a tasty food but also a medical support: their strong anti-oxidants are an effective aid in the prevention of some neoplastic diseases.