Big Daddy

Big Daddy

Dixondale Farms exclusive!

  • Yellow, globe shaped, slightly pungent, hybrid
  • Size Potential: 5"
  • Storage Potential: 4-6 months
  • Days to Harvest: 100

Also known as the Cannon Ball, Big Daddy is a very early and productive Spanish hybrid. Grows great from the High Plains of Texas to Canada and is one of the most popular commercial varieties for its disease resistance and bolting tolerance.Will produce the largest storage onion. Since it is the earliest maturing storage onion, it can be planted in intermediate day areas as well.

Price: $11.00


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serious gardener 
posted by Keith on 2014-02-18 10:43:41
I have been growing onions for over 10 years with great results. The candy is the best for the beginner mine get up to 3 pounds every year. The big daddy I have grown for the past 3 years it has done very well, they get very big as well and keep great if dried well.
posted by Justin in North Dakota on 2013-05-13 14:17:02
This is the Second year with Dixondale Farms' onions for me. Planted a combo of Big Daddy and Candy last year. They turned out to be the largest, sweetest and longest lasting onions I have ever grown. I am writing this review on May 13, 2013 and I am still eating fresh onions from the 2012 season. 8 months of storage in my garage...crazy! 80% of the onions were around softball size, 10% were larger, %10 smaller, although none were smaller than a baseball.
posted by Patsy Larson on 2013-02-06 14:03:28
I have been plating Big Daddy onions for several years. In my northern area, they produce phenomenally good. Last year I still had good onions until July, 2012, after an October, 2011 harvest! I recommend Dixondale to all my friends.GILLETE, WY
!!!!Great Onion!!!!! 
posted by Kimberly Egle on 2012-02-23 18:36:54
My husband and I grew these onions last year in place of the Copra onions that I waited to long to get last year and then couldn't. Best mistake I have ever made. Almost each and every plant grew!!! The onions were huge and have great flavor. Sweeter than a typical Spanish onion. It is now almost the end of February and they seem to be holding up pretty good. So it will be Big Daddy Onions every year from now on.
another good onion for the northern border 
posted by Jim Dufty on 2011-11-20 01:49:00
Hi everyone from the northern border, this onion grew very well, 1 - 1 1/2 pounds, for a spanish type I think it's fairly sweet. It also is keeping well so far I have not lost a single one and it's almost Thanksgiving day. Thanks to Dixondale Farms for the great onion plants. Bottineau, ND
Great storage onions 
posted by J on 2011-01-14 18:27:15
This is by far one of my favorite onions to grow. I have been growing them for 3 years now and these are my favorite yellow onions. They were also a great seller at the farmers market due to their large size and flavor. I love them because they are good all winter long. I have tried many other varieties and they don't keep as long as these. I even still had a couple left last spring and they were still good..HARTLAND, WI
posted by Gill and Jane Jacobson on 2009-11-10 13:54:17
2nd year grown here in southern Oregon. Does very well. Makes very good onion rings. Storage not a problem as they are eaten very quickly by neighbors and friends. Followed planting instructions and use drip irrigation. Have had no problems.
Big Daddy 
posted by Lynn Gubnitsky on 2009-11-10 08:48:47
Last yr (good growing weather) BDs were excellent; this yr near Albany NY we had severe hail storm & too much rain, but succeeded in curing most onions, though nothing like last yr; will try again, since FM customers love them.
Last chance for Big Daddy 
posted by John Foster on 2009-08-17 14:55:14
2nd year in a row that Big Daddy turned in a complete crop failure for us. While Mars, Red Zeph, Copra, Cippolini did fine in adjacent rows, Big Daddy started well and effectively stopped growing after 1 month. Harvest again is only a basket of yellow pencils. Admittedly it was a difficult year in eastern MA. Although we have had success with this variety in past years, we'll find better use for the row space in the future.
Big Daddy a Keeper? 
posted by Jerome Long on 2009-08-14 15:27:27
This was the third year I have grown Big Daddy in the intermediate region. (southern Virginia). It bulbs well producing mostly 3in specimens alongside Candy which matured a week earlier and made mostly 4in bulbs. Of the four varieties I grew BD was the only one to exhibit a significant number of bulbs showing the beginnings of spoilage when pulled. BD is a nice flavored onion but not a great keeper. I have found three months to be close to the limit before a significant number of spoiled bulbs turn up.
Big Daddy 
posted by Bill Lellis on 2009-01-31 16:49:06
Grew well in north central PA in 2008. Large onion. Holding well in storage.
Good Onion 
posted by Joseph Smyly on 2008-11-19 22:19:16
Very easy to grow. In my soils and conditions produced a nice hot flavor. Good for cooking, but maybe a bit to hot for slicing.
best storage onion 
posted by jim Hansel on 2008-04-02 23:10:16
I grow these for my farmers market sales,and also for our home use. I harvested last years crop in September and we still have a few for our own use now in April. they should last until about May 1st. That's over 7 months of onions, big and great eating, highly recommand.