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.
TONMOY K DASGUPTA –
Huge bulbs last year. Robust and disease resistant. Great for salads and cooking. Only regret is their shelf life is not as good as shallots. Wish I could enjoy a harvest till the next one
Marie H (verified owner) –
Planted mid January in South Carolina, perhaps a bit late, but these did great! Huge bulbs, only a little bit upset about a late freeze. Love that I can swing their heat whichever way I want with sulfur. Wouldn’t need to plant the smaller Creole anymore, except for storage until next harvest. Grew Red Candy Apple last year too, first time using Dixondale, extremely late, in March. Still produced fast, good size bulbs, even crammed between groups of corn and peas. Lasted in pantry storage (coolest/driest storage available here) until early November. Stretched some until Thanksgiving. Save some freezer space for these. Plants are extremely convenient, compared to moving seedlings all over, and I may start using their Creole as well.
Mike B. –
Grown in Colorado. Great crop … and tasty! Dehydrated most for storage and they did well. Getting more for 2023.