Candy Hybrid Onion Seeds

(P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Item #05210-PK-P1


Huge, savory yellow onions store for months

Days to Maturity: 135

Candy has taken American gardens by storm. No matter where you live, you can grow this huge, savory yellow onion, with thick, succulent flesh and a delicious flavor both sharp and sweet. Candy stores for months—if you can resist them that long, that is.

Candy is a revolutionary new type of onion. Neither a long-day (Northern) nor short-day (Southern) variety, Candy is a "mid-day" or day-neutral variety. This means that it can be grown just about anywhere from the far north to the deep south. And it's earlier, larger, and more flavorful than its long- and short-day varieties. By combining the best of both in terms of flavor, holding ability, and earliness, Candy is unsurpassed for performance and taste.

Start seedlings indoors 8 weeks before expected transplant into the garden. Space plants 2 to 3 inches apart in the garden. For mature bulbs, wait until the tops fall over after the growing season. Then dig up the bulbs, cure for 3 weeks, and store in a cool, dry place.

Pkt is 200 seeds, which sows about 30 feet of row.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Allium
Species cepa
Variety Candy Hybrid
Item Form (P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Days to Maturity 135
Fruit Color Yellow
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 200
Additional Characteristics Edible
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 01, 2015

Great onion!

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Planted seed in the house in late January. Germination excellent. Grew robustly and bulbed up beautifully even in our high desert garden in the middle of California. Began to die down end July. Most bulbs close to 1lb. and many much bigger. My only concerns are that the necks are very thick and may not dry completely, and the skins are rather thin so I am not sure how they will store.

Alison Collin from CA
March 01, 2015

Candy onions they are so sweet, the gophers ate all of them

This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

Germ was excellent, Because my name is Candy I was looking forward to selling these on my stand. However, the gophers ate all of them, one every day til there was none.We did however get a few, and they were excellent. I will grow again this year.

Candy Anderson from CA
August 19, 2014

Candy Hybrid

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

BIG(14 oz-no tops) onions and lots of them!!! Got lots of compliments from my friends on how well these did here in KY. Tremendous germination rates. Started seeds Feb 1 and planted March 10. Best of all, they're great on the table. Soups, stews, sandwiches, I've really enjoyed their sweet flavor. Growing again next year.

Uncle Dave from KY
August 11, 2014

Great onion, high success rate with the seeds and transplants

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this seed years ago and said nothing ventured nothing gained last year. Since the seed was easily 5 yrs old my germination rate was excellent. When transplanted properly this is my go to onion in Hill Country TX. When cured properly the onion will last a minimum of 3 months. The onion has a nice bite when used fresh. Cooked it is sweet. My sister in law loves these to use as scallions and doesn't share her crop with the neighbors. This onion will bolt if it doesn't receive an even amount of water regularly or I get a few days of hot weather in the middle of winter. I'm in south central TX so it does happen. Depending on the weather conditions the onion will be about the size of a tennis ball or as large as a softball. The flavor remains fairly consistent with the sizes, but the larger the bulb is milder. When I've had issues with bolting and can't use the onions as fresh, I dehydrate or chop and freeze. I haven't had problems with taste deteriorating. I used window boxes to germinate

Gomo Gardens from TX

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