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Mission: put onion linked to First Lady's grandpa in White House garden

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 05:50

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By the 1970s, Anton Ulcnik was the largest single grower of Raka onions, harvesting as many as 50 tonnes per year.

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He was also an important breeder of the Raka Red (above), says Franc Cešnovar, a native of Raka and the manager of the Krško Center for Entrepreneurship and Tourism.

Washington

IT just took a devoted seed executive and a glamorous first lady who's expressed little overt interest in the famous White House Kitchen Garden that her predecessor left.

Determined to give Melania Trump what Burpee chief executive George Ball calls "a literal piece of

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