Vidalia Onion fruit and flesh
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Height: 20 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
With its sweet, mild flavor, this short day onion variety is perfect for any sunny garden; 4" flattened globed bulbs with yellow papery skin and light yellow flesh; ideal for onion rings, salads, slicing and cooking
Vidalia Onion is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. The entire above-ground parts of the plant are edible, and are typically harvested when mature. The edible parts have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.
The plant is most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Vidalia Onion will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Vidalia Onion is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.