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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 03:55 PM

what are reasonable tasting onions that don't tear the eyes out of you when cutting them up ????    Noel 

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 05:18 PM

We plant a lot of  Candy Onions.  Just like the name implies they are not at all hot.  You can take a baseball size and eat it like an apple.  And that is no bull either.  We also plant the Yellow and Red for cutting up in Cole Slaw and putting in with other food like fried potatoes, etc.  Most Wal-Mart's have them but could be solld out by now.  Otherwise order them from any of the garden seed companies.

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 05:49 PM

Candy, Walla-Walla, Vidalia, all are sweet and pretty much non-tearing. I find that the hotter and dryer the weather, the sharper the onion, regardless of variety.

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Great question. We were just talking today ( wife and I ) about trying to grow some onions. thanks guys.                                                             Roger

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 09:39 PM

Candy, WallWalla and Vidslia. Official Vidalias come from a very specific region of Georgia. The soil chemistry affects the taste of the onion, but you can buy Vidalia slips.
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Posted May 27, 2015 - 08:17 PM

Yes if it does not come from that area. It can not be called a Vidalia.
My nursery supplier Gurneys says the Walla-wala is the same variety as Vidalia.
I always grow some they are tasty, but are not good keepers throughout the winter.
I am convinced the soil makeup has a lot to do with the flavor.