Allium cepa ‘Candy’
- Type: Vegetable, Hybrid
- Zone: 3 – 9
- Height: 18 – 24 Inches
- Width: 6 Inches
- Sun: Full Sun
- Soil: Well-Drained, pH 6.0 – 6.5
- Days to Maturity: 85
Candy Onion is a hybrid, day-neutral or intermediate-day onion variety that performs well in a wide range of conditions. This onion variety will perform well in all regions with the exception of the deep south and the far north areas of the country. It produces a sweet, round bulb that is slightly flattened, but not as much as a typical granex or Vidalia variety. It matures relatively early and will store for months once harvested and cured correctly.
Candy Onion can be direct-seeded or transplanted, although transplanting is recommended. Transplant onions 4-6″ apart. Onions are heavy feeders and will require significant nutrient inputs throughout their lifespan.
This onion is great for anyone that has never had much success growing onions. Candy onion plants are easy to grow due to their strong root system and disease resistance.
Candy Onions are great eaten raw, on sandwiches, lightly cooked in salsas and stir-fries, and cooked into meat dishes, casseroles, and other recipes.