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Interveg Spanish Onions are grown in the fertile valley of the river Ebro in the provinces of Navarra and Zaragoza. Winters are fairly mild, with summers having lower temperatures than Albacete & Toledo, where the majority of storage onions are produced. This enables production of onions which have better storage potential.

In addition the mighty river Ebro flowing through the valley ensures a constant supply of irrigation water, which is by no means secure in other parts of Spain.

Production of Red Onions for sale in July and August is a relatively recent development which started with trials in 2006. The product offers a cost effective alternative to New Zealand, Tasmanian, and Italian supplies to bridge the gap between UK Seasons.

Red onion variety trials Spain

Red onion variety trials Spain

The Sweet Onion market in the UK is currently a very small one. However, this offers scope for significant increase through provision of more consistently mild flavoured and cost effective offer. Trials have now commercialised in Spain to achieve this goal. Interveg are working with a specialist Sweet Onion grower in Aragon who grows nothing else.