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Old 02-11-2016, 12:02 PM
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Vidalia Onion Sets


Does anyone know where I can find some Vidalia Onion Sets ? I would like to get some for my spring garden. If anyone knows where I can find some it would be appreciated. Only looking for about 50 to 100 to get started. Checked the internet and only can find Vidalia Onion Seeds and not Sets. All information will be appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:47 PM
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I saw that the Park Seed catalog has this one called "Granex Hybrid 33 Yellow Onion Plants" (pack of 60)

And despite the difference in name, they say:
"... Everyone's favorite, this is the authentic sweet onion popularized in Vidalia, Georgia! The bulbs are brown, flattened, and thick, stuffed with mild, sweet yellow flesh that can't be beat for raw or cooked enjoyment! This variety has much better storage ability than most sweet short-days, too, so you can keep even more of your delicious harvest!"
http://parkseed.com/granex-hybrid-33...p/44933-PK-60/

Worth a look, maybe?


More info - from the Vidalia Onion website:
http://www.vidaliaonion.org/farming/...vidalia_onions
They do seem to confirm the name:
"What Makes a Vidalia a Vidalia?

Only a yellow granex hybrid can become famously sweet when grown here. And that same seed grown somewhere else will not be as sweet."
Hope that helps.
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Old 02-12-2016, 04:39 PM
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Thanks zuzu's petals. I will check them out.
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Old 02-12-2016, 09:35 PM
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You're very welcome - but do also check your local farm supply store, if you have one.
I just happened to be in one of my local stores today and they had a really nice selection of onion sets for GREAT prices (in the 3-5 dollar range for bags of 60-80 sets).
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:42 AM
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also too Walmart and Lowes will be having them by March in what looks like corn crates with the broccoli and cauliflower and cabbage seedlings, they usually carry about 3 or so kinds of onion plants, as well right now Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart carry onion sets which are previous season grown onions from seed and pulled and dried to plant for next season crops. I hope this helps some.
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