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Candy Onions

Candy Onions

Candy Onions

Candy Onions

Candy Onions

The Candy onion is adaptable to most zones around the country. Sweet and mild, they’re excellent for cooking with their large bulbs and thick white rings. As a bonus, they’re pretty much pest-free. Candy onions are a popular choice with first-time onion gardeners.


  • Intermediate day onion variety
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
  • Days to Maturity: 85
  • Pests/Diseases: root rot and mildew
  • Color: white
  • Flavor: sweet, mild
  • Storage: store in fridge; use within a few weeks of harvest
  • Uses: cooking, casseroles, sauces, pasta, sandwich garnish

Have you ever tried growing Candy onions? Are there any challenges you face growing Candy onions? Please tell us your best tips for growing Candy onions.


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