Chimera In Onions – Learn About Plants With Onion Leaf Variegation

By January 20, 2018Articles

Chimera In Onions – Learn About Plants With Onion Leaf Variegation

By Amy Grant Help, I have onions with streaked leaves! If you have done everything by the onion “book” and still you’re you have onion leaf variegation, what could be the issue – a disease, a pest of some sort, a disorder of onions? Read on to get the answer to “why are my onions variegated.” About Onion Leaf Variegation As with most any other crop, onions are susceptible to their fair share of pests and disease as well as disorders. Most of the diseases are fungal or bacterial in nature, while disorders may be the result of weather, soil conditions, nutrient imbalances, or other environmental concerns. In the case of onions with streaked or variegated leaves, the cause is most likely a disorder called chimera in onions. What causes chimera onions and are onions with streaked leaves still edible? Chimera in Onions If you are looking at leaves of

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