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Allium cepa 'White Prince' (Onion 'White Prince')

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4 hours care
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0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Allium cepa 'White Prince'

Other names

Onion 'White Prince'

Genus

Allium Allium

Variety or Cultivar

'White Prince' _ 'White Prince' is a bulbous perennial with a half-globe shape and white skin that is cultivated as an edible vegetable.


Allium cepa 'White Prince' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Rooting

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Leek moth , Onion fly Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Leek moth , Onion fly

Bolting , Bull neck , Downy mildew , Neck rot , Rust , Saddleback , Shanking , Smut , White rot , White tip Bolting , Bull neck , Downy mildew , Neck rot , Rust , Saddleback , Shanking , Smut , White rot , White tip

General care

Pruning

Break off any flower heads that appear.

Propagation methods

Seed, Sets


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Where to grow

Allium cepa 'White Prince' (Onion 'White Prince') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Often grown from sets, which are quick maturing, adaptable, and less prone to mildew and onion fly. Or grow from seed in prepared beds. It is a good idea to rotate site annually. When preparing bed in autumn add lime if soil is acid.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Allium cepa 'White Prince'

Other names

Onion 'White Prince'

Genus

Allium Allium

Variety or Cultivar

'White Prince' _ 'White Prince' is a bulbous perennial with a half-globe shape and white skin that is cultivated as an edible vegetable.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Rooting


Colour

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Leek moth , Onion fly

Specific diseases

Bolting , Bull neck , Downy mildew , Neck rot , Rust , Saddleback , Shanking , Smut , White rot , White tip

General care

Pruning

Break off any flower heads that appear.

Propagation methods

Seed, Sets


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Allium cepa 'White Prince' (Onion 'White Prince') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Often grown from sets, which are quick maturing, adaptable, and less prone to mildew and onion fly. Or grow from seed in prepared beds. It is a good idea to rotate site annually. When preparing bed in autumn add lime if soil is acid.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Allium cepa 'White Prince' (Onion 'White Prince')

Common pest name

allium leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Phytomyza gymnostoma

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest of Allium already present in UK and spreading; previous consultation supported awareness raising only; industry should prepare for the event of findings in commercial crops.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Allium cepa 'White Prince' (Onion 'White Prince')

Common pest name

Asain cotton leafworm; Cluster caterpillar; Fall armyworm; Rice cutworm; Taro caterpiller; Tobacco budworm; Tobacco caterpillar; Tobacco cutworm; Tobacco leaf caterpillar

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera litura

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Allium cepa 'White Prince' (Onion 'White Prince')

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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