Story: Market gardens and production nurseries

Harvested onions curing in the field

Harvested onions curing in the field

After harvesting these Pukekohe Longkeeper onions are left for one to four weeks to cure (dry out) in the field. Onions keep longer if excess water in their outer skins and roots is removed.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Market gardens and production nurseries - Major vegetable crops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20008/harvested-onions-curing-in-the-field (accessed 26 April 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008