Onion Bulb Selection and Storage
Common yellow, white, or red mature onion bulb SELECTION:
If you enjoy messiness and waste, sure, go ahead and select the soft, partially-peeled, lop-sided, open-necked bulbs (with a sprinkling of black powdery substance for good measure)!
Is the peel crisp, dry, thin, bright, shiny?
Is the bulb clean, tightly-closed, un-sprouted, well-shaped, firm?
- Dark powdery patches beneath the skin indicate mold.
- Open-necked bulbs tend toward thick and woods centers.
- Sprouted stems indicate agedness.