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Old December 2, 2016   #1
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Any one know what happend to the onion sweet sandwich ? I grew it years ago but can't find seed or plants now, any help would be appreciated. T.I.A YOPPER
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Any one know what happend to the onion sweet sandwich ? I grew it years ago but can't find seed or plants now, any help would be appreciated. T.I.A YOPPER
Here is what I found:

"On another note, lots of folks have asked about the Sweet Sandwich onion. For the past six years, I've purchased the entire production of Sweet Sandwich seed. Each year the germination has dropped significantly, so the seed company has discontinued it. Copra makes an excellent replacement in the Northeast and Northwest, First Edition in the Midwest. Both are outstanding keepers, although neither sweetens during storage quite like Sweet Sandwich."

And here is the webpage I found it on, from Dixondale's 2007: http://www.dixondalefarms.com/feb07
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Old December 3, 2016   #3
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I guess I can stopping looking for seed. HA HA ! I grew it about 30 yrs. ago when I lived in Ohio. Moved to the U.P. in Mi. upon retirement 25 yrs. ago . Moving back to Ohio in the spring. GO BUCKS YOPPER
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I guess I can stopping looking for seed. HA HA ! I grew it about 30 yrs. ago when I lived in Ohio. Moved to the U.P. in Mi. upon retirement 25 yrs. ago . Moving back to Ohio in the spring. GO BUCKS YOPPER
Welcome back then! I imagine your growing season will be lengthier than up there, too.
Yeah, GO BUCKS! Good luck with Alabama in there...

Whereabouts in Ohio will you be moving?
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Welcome back then! I imagine your growing season will be lengthier than up there, too.
Yeah, GO BUCKS! Good luck with Alabama in there...

Whereabouts in Ohio will you be moving?
Northern Morrow Co. YOPPER
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I have heard good things about candy onions, the most important thing is the lack of sulfur in your soil.

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Northern Morrow Co. YOPPER
That is great farm country out there. And you won't have lake effect snow like we have up here in NE Ohio. I'm on the northern border of Portage County, on the Geauga Cty. line.

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I have heard good things about candy onions, the most important thing is the lack of sulfur in your soil.

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Yes those Candy onions grow to be whoppers up here, and they're tasty, too!
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I have 2bu. of candy and 1bu. copra to get me threw the winter. I get plants from dixondale in Texas. When younger I stared my own plants but these old numb fingers find it better to get the bigger plants from Texas. GOOD GARDENING TO YA YOPPER
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