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Onion, Allium cepa / Liliaceae (Alliaceae)
The onion is consumed throughout the year because it is cultivated in several countries, and also because there are varieties adapted to different periods of the year. Besides, it is possible to conserve it for several months.

We can take the United Kingdom markets as example. The following table gathers the different export countries, the months in which onions are available and the weight of the packages.
OriginMonths of availability in the United KingdomWeight of the packages
ArgentinaFebruary-April23kg
AustraliaEnd of March-June20kg
AustriaJuly20kg
CanadaSeptember-May23/25kg
ChileFebruary-April20/23kg
EgyptMarch-MayVarious
FranceAll the year round11/13kg
GermanyJune-MarchVarious
GreeceJuly-August20kg
HungaryJuly-March20/25kg
IrelandSeptember-April19/25kg
IsraelMarch-July25kg
ItalyJune-July20/25kg
KenyaAugust-May4,5kg
MexicoAccording to market demandsVarious
The Netherlands  
BulbsAll the year round10/20kg
PicklesSeptember-April10kg
New ZealandMay-middle of August20/25kg
PeruSeptember-February20/25kg
PolandOctober-February20kg
South AfricaFebruary-July25kg
SpainMay-April20kg
TasmaniaMay-August20kg
ThailandAll the year roundVarious
United KingdomAll the year roundVarious
The United StatesMarch-end of May50kg


Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (1998)
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