Dixondale Farms is proud to have the exclusive on this onion variety! Back in 2009, the “Onionman” became frustrated with the reliability of an intermediate day red variety so he decided he would just develop his own. Seed companies weren’t interested in producing this variety because it just won’t bolt and if an onion won’t bolt, then you can’t produce seed. We overcame that by making the seed production a two year process which produced a remarkable seed crop this year. Red Candy Apple has proved to be a reliable red intermediate day onion year after year. Although slightly smaller in size, Red Candy onions can be pushed to grow larger in long days areas with additional nitrogen. Allow to grow to full maturity as Red Candy Apple finishes strong. When planted in short and intermediate day areas, it produces larger bulbs. Makes a great red bulb to be sold early at the farmers’ market in all areas. What it lacks in size, it will make up in appearance and flavor. Contains a higher concentration of quecetins, an antioxidant compound that helps delay or slow damage to the cells and tissue of the body.
tim ballantine –
Came in very quick, Planted in mid May & harvested 7/25/2022, Size – some small but most about 2.5 inches. Very firm & tasty.