Sweet Candy Onion Bulbs - (Allium cepa)

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Order Amount:
Approx 40 bulbs
Intermediate (Day-neutral)
Days to maturity:
Average 90 - 100 days
Plant spacing:
Mature size:
up to 1 - 2 lbs
Light preference:
Full sun
Soil needs:
Well-drained, nutrient-rich soil with compost worked in before planting
Moisture needs:
Consistent moisture, not wet, until bulbs enlarge
Pull full-sized bulbs when tops start to yellow and fall over
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO
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Expected ship date is Feb 10th 2020

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Sweet Candy Onion Bulbs

Sweet Candy is an improved cultivar of the popular Candy onion that stores better. Big and sweet with a rich onion flavor, these are great for eating almost any way – raw, cooked, caramelized or pickled. The bulbs grow 4 - 5” across, are slightly flattened with light yellow skin covering pale yellow to white flesh.

The higher sugar content makes them perfect for an unforgettable French onion soup, as caramelizing glazes into a beautiful maple-syrup color with a deep, rich and complex flavor to match.

This is an intermediate day or day-neutral onion, well adapted to both northern and southern climates. Best planted in the fall, it forms good sized bulbs from Northern Texas or Florida up to Maine.

Early maturing, this is the onion for anyone who has had challenges growing onions before. Very easy to grow due to its strong root system and disease resistance.

Sweet onions have almost no heat but lots of sweet flavor, sweeter than any other onions.

Most commercial onions found in stores are hybrids with less flavor than the older heirloom, open pollinated types. Hybridization has focused on production, ability to withstand transport and size; ignoring flavor. Once you taste your home-grown onions, you’ll understand why these are prized and handed down from one generation to another!

Intermediate (Day-neutral) variety – needs 12 to 14 hours of daylight to form good sized bulbs. Grows well almost everywhere in the US. 


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These are ready to plant sets, also called bulbs and not seeds or slips. 

Each order is approximately 40 bulbs.

U.S. shipping only, Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Washington or Idaho

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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Reliable and Tasty!

    Posted by Jessica on May 20th 2019

    I have grown sweet candy onion bulbs from terroir twice; they sold out last year, so I was sure to order early this year. All bulbs survived and prospered in Flagstaff and they were delicious whether harvested early for thinning or late season. They store well for about 1-2 months in a dry cool spot.

  • 5
    Love candy onions

    Posted by Donna on Sep 15th 2017

    I had never been fond of onions until I grew candy onions. Now I cook with onions in everything! These are so sweet! And they keep well!

  • 5
    Awesomely sweet onion

    Posted by James on Sep 15th 2017

    This onion is awesome! Planted this spring and harvesting now. 3-4" in size. They are SWEET! They cook up nice and sweet! Love these! Highly recommend.

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