Blushing deep red throughout, the Southern Belle onion is truly a beauty and sweet as well! Relish the sweet flavor and intense color of these delightful, flattened globe-shaped, ruby red bulbs on top of salads or to garnish any meal. Better uniformity, more disease and bolt resistance, and larger size potential than any other short day red variety. Let Southern Belle Red onions cure properly to have exceptionally red rings that look great on salads. This is the sweetest red onion available for short day areas. We improved Southern Belle Red onions to have more disease and bolting resistance. Because of their higher concentration of quercetins, red onions are also very healthy. Quercetin is a flavonoid—an antioxidant compound that helps delay or slow damage to cells and tissue of the body. Recent studies on its health effects suggest that quercetin may help fight diseases and disorders such as cataracts, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Southern Belle is an excellent choice for your health and your appetite. This onion is considered a mid to late short day variety.
Doris (verified owner) –
Ive grown other short day onions for years. This year in addition to the Texas Legend and Granex, I decided to do a bundle of Southern Belle Red. They grew well but lagged far behind teh others in bulbing time. A number didnt bulb, just made swollen stems. A pretty fair number bulbed with 2 or 3 heads. I will eat the ones that wont sure pretty fast but I think next year I will forget the reds. The other two varieties were super impressive.
My mother in law loved these. She thinks they’re the best red onion she’s ever had. She eats them like apples.
Karen W (verified owner) –
Love these Southern Belle Red’s, I did have a few that didn’t do well, but the majority produced nice sized bulbs & they taste great, will definitely be ordering more this next season.
Megan in North Georgia (verified owner) –
As a first time onion grower I was pleasantly surprised with how many beautiful red onions I harvested. They dried well, taste great, and have stored perfectly. I learned a lot and expect next year’s harvest to be even better. These Southern Belle Reds will be in my garden from now on.
I reviewed these in April of 22, but now I must update. True, the Southern Belles lagged well behind the texas Legends and Grano. The bulbs that were just swollen did eventually make huge tasty onions…almost 2 months later than the rest! Some heads did split into several and those I used first. In April, I had decided not to grow thee again, but now I have changed my mind, as having some later ones is perfectly fine.; I will just plant them off to themselves. Planning to plant these, the TX Legends and maybe the early Grano.
GB Colborn (verified owner) –
Of the three varieties I planted last November in Zone 9b, these Southern Belles were the most robust growers, forming very large bulbs. They were stored under refrigeration because they did not seem to keep well in open air, but the color and flavor were superb and they are on my list this year.