Organic Vidalia Sweet Onions
Why are raw Vidalia Sweet Onions so popular and what makes them special? Sweet Onions have good flavor without the full pungency of Yellow Onions that burns your nose and makes your eyes water. Now don’t get me wrong… it’s still an onion and there will be some “bite” to the taste. Vidalia Sweet Onions are from the rich soils of Georgia in and around Vidalia County where conditions are superb for growing mild, saucer-shaped Sweet Onions.The timing of the crop coincides perfectly with picnic and grilling season during late Spring and early Summer for those of us on the East Coast.
Select Sweet Onions that are free from soft spots. Yes, the outer skin will flake off and may look ugly, but that is what a fresh-crop Sweet Onion is like.
Vidalia Sweet Onion Tips
- Select Sweet Onions that are free from soft spots. Yes, the outer skin will flake off and may look ugly, but that is what a fresh-crop Sweet Onion is like.
- Use Vidalias within a week of purchase so they don’t spoil. Since the Vidalias in April and May are a “fresh onion” (not allowed to cure and form a tough outer skin layer) they will not hold up as long in your pantry as a regular Yellow Onion.
- Find helpful info and tons of recipes here at VidaliaOnion.org