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Chapter 11. Onion, Leek, and Chive Production in Florida1

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Richard N. Raid, Hugh A. Smith, Susan E. Webb, and Lincoln Zotarelli2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2015-2016 edition.


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This is Chapter 11 of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2016-2017 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at


This eleven-page chapter includes:

  • Celery, Okra, and Parsley Botany and Planting

  • Cultivars


Table 11.1. Planting information for onion and allies.

Table 11.2. Onion and leek cultivars.

Table 11.3. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in onion and other bulb crops.

Table 11.4. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of onions and other bulb vegetables.

Table 11.5. Onion fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.



This document is HS730, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Published June 2015. Revised June 2016. This is Chapter 11 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2016–2017 edition. Visit the EDIS website at


Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Eugene McAvoy, Extension Agent IV, Hendry County; Monica Ozores-Hampton, associate professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center; Richard N. Raid, professor, Everglades Research and Education Center; Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; Susan E. Webb, associate professor, Entomology and Nematology Department; Lincoln Zotarelli, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.