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Will Frost Hurt Onion Plants?

By Sandy Mitchell ; Updated September 21, 2017
Cold weather can cause onion plants to flower.

Cold weather, including frost, can cause onion plants to bolt, meaning to produce a tall stem and flower. Onion plants that bolt have smaller bulbs and do not store well.


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Sandy Mitchell is an Ohio-based writer, blogger and editor. She writes for "The Better Drink" and other online publications. Before devoting herself full-time to writing, Mitchell was a travel agent and cruise school instructor for 18 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bowling Green State University.