The common but highly used Brown onions are a staple in every kitchen and have an appearance commensurate with its name. They have a golden brown skin which is removed prior to eating and reveals a creamy skin. The Brown Onion is usually strongly flavoured and is used in most culinary styles. Choose firm, blemish-free onions and avoid any that have green shoots.
There are many different varieties grown in Australia. Some examples are below:
Grown in the Riverina New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria,Western Australia and Tasmania. It is an open pollinated, intermediate day variety. It is planted from May through to July and is harvested from early January to early March, depending on location.
The Murray Brown is grown across South Australia. It is an open pollinated long day variety. The Murray Brown is planted in September and is harvested in February through to March.