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How many layers does the average onion have?

Question #106829. Asked by gmackematix.

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One non-specific answer is that "It depends how big the leaves are on the plant. I believe there is one leaf for each ring and the bigger the leaf, the bigger the ring will be."



If that is true, then the number of leaves becomes critical. It appears that number is variable, depending on growing conditions:

Photoperiod and Temperature Affect Sprouting of Onion bulbs (Allium cepa L.)


Jul 04 2009, 8:47 AM
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And then there is this cool analogy:


Jul 04 2009, 11:41 PM
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