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Old September 11, 2018   #1
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Default 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: https://www.google.com/search?ei=Rfy...71.cXNCTa6dpTQ

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

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. http://www.dixondalefarms.com/produc...ate_day_onions They are a complete different variety than the Candy Onions that this thread is about.
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Old September 11, 2018   #2
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My family has grown Candy F1 for market for as long as I can remember.
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Old September 11, 2018   #3
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I'm growing some 1015Y's this year from seed that was just started. It's a little early but it should work.
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Old September 11, 2018   #4
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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.
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Grow them every year, they do well up here.
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Old September 12, 2018   #6
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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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Very nice.
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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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