South Platte light industry yellow onion adds aromatic flavor to Denver: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

South Platte light industry yellow onion adds aromatic flavor to Denver: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

Long before light industry's varnish and diesel fumes flavored the air of the South Platte neighborhood, truck farms utilized the area's fertile river bottom soil to grow the aromatic vegetable used to flavor the dishes of Denver dinner tables...

South Platte light industry yellow onion adds aromatic flavor to Denver: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

As illustrated on the Denver Neighborhood Seed Company packet shown above, South Platte onions are as important to Denver's quality of life as light industry is to the city's economy. And South Platte onions are just as versatile. These exceptionally sweet, mild light industry yellow onions are good for rings, baking, salads and sauces.

South Platte onions are the variety of choice in area Mexican restaurants. The perfectly sized light industry yellow onions are two-three inches wide, and make for delicious eating. Direct-sow on St. Patrick's day and thin on Cinco de Mayo. Dig bulbs when 50 percent or more of the tops fall.

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