Sweet Candy Onion Bulbs - (Allium cepa)
- Bulb Count:
- Approx 40 bulbs
- Shipping Restrictions:
- U.S. shipping only, Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Washington or Idaho
- Days to maturity:
- Average 90 - 100 days
- Intermediate (Day-neutral)
- Plant spacing:
- 4 - 6"
- Light preference:
- Full sun
- Soil Requirements:
- Fertile and Well-drained
Sweet Candy Onion Bulbs - A True Sweetheart
Sweet Candy is an improved cultivar of the popular Candy onion that grows bigger, is more disease resistant and stores better. It was bred for the best qualities and flavors of short-day and long-day onions in one large delightful bulb. By combining the best of both in flavor, holding ability, and earliness, Candy is unsurpassed for performance and taste!
Gardeners who haven’t had much luck growing onions and those who have never been fond of onions rave about the Sweet Candy. Grows well just about anywhere from the far North to the deep South.
The bulbs grow 4 - 5” across, slightly flattened with light yellow skin covering pale yellow to white flesh. After harvesting, gardeners often describe their onions as mostly being larger than softball-size with some just about softball-size.
Sweet Candy is very easy to grow thanks to its strong root system and disease resistance. It also matures about a month sooner than some of the other varieties of red and yellow onions, making them first to the kitchen and table in late summer.
U.S. shipping only, Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Washington or Idaho.
These are ready-to-plant bulbs and not seeds or slips.
This is an intermediate day or day-neutral onion, well adapted to both northern and southern climates. Needs 12 to 14 hours of daylight to form good sized bulbs. When planted in early to mid spring, 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 loads of sweet flavor, sweeter than any other onions. 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.
When raw, they can be sliced and layered in sandwiches or chopped into fresh salsas and are mild enough for salads.
When cooked, the onions can be chopped and baked into casseroles, sautéed with green beans, roasted alongside meats, sliced into stir-fries, grilled and placed on burgers, or separated into rings and fried.
Candy onions pair well with mushrooms, celery, asparagus, green beans, garlic, poultry, beef, pork, bacon, roasted nuts, avocado, apple, mango, citrus, and chiles.
The large bulbs will keep for a few weeks when stored in a cool place.
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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.
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!
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.