vidalia onions

Agri View: Vidalia Onions

Dan Agri View, Georgia, Specialty Crops

vidalia onions

Vidalia Onions
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In today’s Agri View, Everett Griner talks about what is takes to grow a good crop of Vidalia onions.

Vidalia Onions

The new crop of Vidalia onions is in the stores by now. A report from the grower region says it is a pretty good crop. That doesn’t mean all growers had a good year. But overall, the size and quality of the crop gets a good rating.

The Vidalia, like most other crops, is a labor-intense crop. It takes a lot more than a man and a tractor. Weather is another important factor. What is important is getting the crop ready for market. It’s not critical, but planting and harvest has a lot to do with the size. Don’t think size isn’t important; for growers it is.

A true Vidalia is grown in a 20-county region of Georgia. You can plant it anywhere. But by law, if it isn’t in that 20-county region, you cannot market it as a Vidalia onion. That’s the law.

Anyway, it’s a good crop and you can look for it now.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…