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Onions Africa has organized a free zoom session this Saturday from 8pm-9pm to discuss and share insights about the importance of weather in onion farming. Thes session seeks to address the all-important question, “When is the right time to plant?”. This time around, we have brought on board a weather expert– Mr. Samuel Kairu to […]
RED BULB ONION VARIETIES Red Creole Red Creole varieties have a longer shelf life compared to most onion varieties in Kenya. Characteristics: It matures in 150 days The bulb has a thick and flat shape, medium in size The bulbs are red in color The bulbs have a long shelf life It is very pungent […]
Harvesting onions The best time to do the harvesting is during the dry season or stop irrigating 2 weeks before harvesting. Bulb onions are ready for harvesting once they form a shiny membranous cover around the bulbs or when the foliage withers. Spring onions are ready for harvesting when they are 15 centimeters tall and […]
Successful onion farming is all about starting right and staying the course till the harvesting. In this post, we share onion starting and planting tips. Grow onions from seed, seedlings, Onion seed is very small and can be difficult to handle; However, onions started from seed in the garden grow larger and store longer. For […]
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) 2014 report 50 percent of the red onions in Kenya are imported from Tanzania, making the red bulb onion one of the most attractive commercial farming practices that a farmer can do. Kenya farmers have been trying to address this but with little success. Major types of […]