FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Onions

Onions originate from the mountainous areas of Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The first colonists brought onions to the Americas. They soon became part of the diet of the different American peoples.

In 2014 onion exports reached US$ 20 million.

 

Main export destinations

United States of America, United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands and Brazil

 

Availability

From February to May

 

Areas of production:

  • Arica y Parinacota Region
  • Tarapacá Region
  • Antofagasta Region
  • Atacama Region
  • Coquimbo Region
  • Valparaíso Region
  • Metropolitan Region
  • de O’Higgins Region
  • Maule Region
  • Biobío Region
  • la Araucanía Region
  • Los Ríos Region
  • Lagos Region
  • Aysén Region
  • Magallanes Region

 

Onion Varieties

  • Short-day onions
  • Intermediate-day onions
  • Long-day onions
  • Pickle onions
  • White onions
  • Red onions
  • Sweet onions
  • Spring onions

 

Links of interest

www.odepa.cl

www.sag.cl

www.minagri.cl

www.indap.cl

 

Other vegetables

 

  • Tomatoes
  • Asparagus

PRODUCTIVE AREAS

  • XV - Región de Arica y Parinacota
  • I - Región de Tarapacá
  • III - Región de Atacama
  • V - Región de Valparaíso
  • RM - Región Metropolitana
  • VI - Región del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins
  • VII - Región del Maule
  • VIII - Región del Bío Bío
  • IX - Región de la Araucanía
  • X -Región de los Los Lagos
  • XII - Región de Magallanes

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