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AlittleSalt September 11, 2018 02:17 PM

Candy Onions
 
Because of another recent thread, I have been doing some research/reading about Candy Onions F1. What I have found is very interesting to me.

First a general search: [URL]https://www.google.com/search?ei=RfyXW-nsF8_kzgKWuozABw&q=candy+onion+seeds&oq=candy+onion+seeds&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0l3j0i5i30j0i8i30.6683.6683..9096...0.0..0.109.109.0j1......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71.cXNCTa6dpTQ[/URL]

Sited from one source: "A taste sensation! And it grows just about anywhere in the contiguous U.S.!" [URL]https://parkseed.com/candy-hybrid-onion-seeds/p/05210-PK-P1/[/URL]

I am curious about how this Candy onion grows in different zones, states, countries, etc. If anyone else is going to grow some - I'll swap info with you. I haven't grown them yet, but I am going to start some seeds in mid-October (That is when we start onion seeds where I live in zone 8A Texas.)

The biggest reason why I am interested in this onion is because it's not a long day, intermediate day, or short day type onion. So many times over the years, I have read about onion varieties that I was very interested in growing just to find out they are long day or intermediate day onions. Only short day onions do well where I live.

I have grown Red Candy Apple onions several years here. They are an Intermediate day variety that does not grow very big where I live. [URL]http://www.dixondalefarms.com/product/red_candy_apple/intermediate_day_onions[/URL] They are a complete different variety than the Candy Onions that this thread is about.

Cole_Robbie September 11, 2018 02:20 PM

My family has grown Candy F1 for market for as long as I can remember.

Rajun Gardener September 11, 2018 04:14 PM

I'm growing some 1015Y's this year from seed that was just started. It's a little early but it should work.

wildcat62 September 11, 2018 04:28 PM

Although I didn’t have a good onion year here this year, the Candy onions have always been our favorite. I planted early this year and they endured a significant cold freezing spring. I’ll definitely plant them again next year just a little later to be on the safe side.

salix September 11, 2018 06:54 PM

Grow them every year, they do well up here.

PureHarvest September 12, 2018 09:46 AM

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Averaged softball sized for me up here in the mid-atlantic.
Heavy dose of preplant organic nitrogen (chicken manure based) along with potassium sulfate.
Water 2-3 times everyweek.
Bi-weekly feedings with calcium nitrate (did this 6 times).
Anything short of the above, in my climate/soil yields tennis balls and smaller...

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wildcat62 September 12, 2018 06:30 PM

Very nice.

TomNJ September 12, 2018 06:39 PM

I have grown Candy for years. Typically get 3"-5" onions here in southwestern VA (Zone 6b). They are intermediate day onions but do quite well in short and long day regions. They are juicy and sweet but only store for 3-4 months. Candy and Copra are my core onion plantings.


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