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Onion is one of the five basic vegetable types. It is grown on sandy terrain from Onion Seeds.


Consuming a Grilled Onion will give a temporary +2 Endurance.


To grow onions, plant Onion Seeds in a sandy area.

Base Yield (without Regional or Pyramid bonuses)

Strain Water Required Tendings Required Yield Seed Notes
Tears of Sinai 2 3 2 1 (4) Only works on Sand, -300, +/-3
Amun's Bounty 1 3 1 1 (2) Only works on Sand, -200, +/-3
kirie#132 2 1 2 1 (3) Only works on Sand, -300, +/-3
kirie#143 2 1 3 1 (2) Only works on Sand, -250, +/-3
kirie's Sheeple supper 1 1 4 1 (3) Only works on Sand, -450, +/-3

Research and Tuition

Required By

Animal Husbandry, Beekeeping, Skill/Cooking/0, Skill/Ploughing/0, Technology/Animal Husbandry/2, Technology/Animal Husbandry/3, Test of Towers

Produced By

Seed Reproduction

Failed Attempts


Successful Attempts

ref: Tale 8 Lens of Thoth table template

Successful Onion seed reproduction
Who Seed Type Location Start Time End Time Heavy Metals pH Ground Water Nitrogen Potassium Soot Phosphorous Salinity Near water Elevation Other Notes (mushrooms, etc.)


An unknown number of factors can cause seeds to fail to grow. The original seed is returned.

Onions pollute/deplete the land in a small area around them, somewhere between 10 and 20 coordinates (still unclear). Cabbage doesn't appear to grow in this area, but leeks and carrots do, as well as flax. Haven't tested other seeds. (See User:Densor for related anecdotes/testing.)

K 25.051

grew some (batches of 4), tears of sinai

K 23.217

K 22.758

K 21.840

K 21.382

K 20.464

K 20.006

K 19.547

probably 300/ 65400

amun's bounty appears to be 200/65400