Candy

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Candy

Our most popular variety!

  • Yellow, globe shaped, sweet, hybrid
  • Size Potential: Up to 6"
  • Storage Potential: Approximately 3 months
  • Days to Harvest: 90-100

The most popular and recommended variety we offer! This onion is great for anyone that has never had much success growing onions. It is so easy to grow due to its strong root system and disease resistance. Unless you live in the southern most portions of the short day area or the northern most portions of the long day area, the onion will produce beyond your expectations. Long day areas should plant Candy as early as possible so it can reach full size potential. Every year it amazes us how many of these we sell! Authorized to be used in the Pennsylvania Sweet program.

Onion Plant Prices for 2018

-EXCLUDES LEEKS & SHALLOTS-
(based on total no. of bunches)

Each bunch contains 50-75 plants. Onion plant varieties can be mixed when determining total price of bunches. Each order cannot be split to ship to multiple addresses.

NO. OF TOTAL BUNCHES/PRICE*
  • 01 $11.75
  • 02 $16.45
  • 03 $20.45
  • 04 $24.45
  • 05 $28.45
  • 06 $32.45
  • 07 $36.45
  • 08 $40.45
  • 09 $43.45
  • 10 $46.45
  • 11 $48.45
  • 12 $50.45
  • 13 $52.45
  • 14 $54.45
  • 15 $56.45
  • 16 $58.45
  • 17 $60.45
  • 18 $62.45
  • 19 $64.45
  • 20 $66.45
  • 21 $68.45
  • 22 $70.45
  • 23 $72.45
  • 24 $74.45
  • 25 $76.45
  • 26 $78.45
  • 27 $80.45
  • 28 $82.45
  • 29 $84.45
  • 30 $86.45

*Alaska and Hawaii customers will be charged $2.00 per bunch over 10 bunches for shipping/handling once the order has been processed.

After 30 bunches, the pricing starts over. In addition to their standard shipping charges both UPS and Fedex charge a 5.2% fuel surcharge, $3.50 residential delivery surcharge, a dimensional weight surcharge, and $3.80 delivery area surcharge on each package, so we must charge each order over 30 as a separate shipment. For example, a 45 bunch order will be priced as a 30 bunch order and a 15 bunch order.

Case lot pricing is for single variety cases. $81.45 for 1 case (save $5.00), $76.45 for 2-9 cases (save $10.00 per case), $71.45 for 10-19 cases (save $15.00 per case), and $66.45 for 20 or more (save $20.00 per case). When we import your order, the price of the case lots will be adjusted to reflect the discounted price for single variety cases.

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59 reviews
This One's a Winner!
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These onions perform beautifully - a bit smaller when we were experiencing an extended drought, but still good, but this past crop - WOW! Only a handful of small ones, most were in the 8-10 ounce range, and a number reached one pound plus! Once they're planted, I don't do too much other than keep the weeds away, so it's not like they're hard to grow. And my farm stand customers love them too!
Stephanie Santa Rosa, CA

Greatness
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Got these shipped to me as a misship, and couldn't be happier. Ended up with more onions than my space would hold so they were planted too close together. Still ended up with 4 plus inch onions. Couldn't eat enough green onions. They will be ordered again next season.
Jeff Armstrong Indiana

Candy onions
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Ordered candy onions for the first time and they came out absolutely wonderful! All were softball size. Followed what instructions said to a tee. Fertilized with ammonia sulfate every 2 weeks. Couldn't be happier with the size. Many 6 inch bulbs. Can't say enough about Dixondale Farms. They sell a great product! Will be buying more next year.
Justin lint

Great company
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Usually grow my own slips from seed, but late start on the garden. Decided to use Dixondale after finding in a web search, and stuck gold! Ordered two bunches of Candy Onions. Received fresh product. Best I've ever purchased. I'll be harvesting loads of large babies in a few days. Highly recommend this outfit!!
Aaron from Delaware

Still eating onions in March
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I have planted candy onions for 15 years. They are planted by mid March here in mid Michigan and harvested by the 4th of July, I tie them in bundles of 12 and hang them high in my attached garage. I am still using the last ones in March. Dewitt, Mi
Joe DeSira

Best all-around onion Hands down!
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I have grown this amazing onion in Illinois, Idaho and North Dakota. It NEVER fails to perform superbly! Sweet, extra large, & stores incredibly well(If you can keep from eating them all up; they store all winter into spring)
Carla, Bismarck

Sweet Candy
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I harvested my candy onions the 10th of Sept. 90% were softball size and bigger. Majority were over a pound, and many close to 2 lbs. cured them, and hung them in 5 lb. onion bags in the pump house at 42 degrees. It's now the 12th of Feb. I had a few sprout, but the rest are still solid. My clients love them as do I. Great Onion. Baldwin, Wisconsin
Rog Walker Baldwin Wi.

Best onion ever grown
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I grew both yellow and purple candy onions from Dixondale last year and they were wonderful. They were shipped fresh and in perfect condition. I sold these at market and they were the first to fly off the table. Many happy customers who are hooked on these delicious sweet onion. I'll be ordering 3 times the amount for 2017.Paris, Kentucky
Triple S Farm Kentucky

Candy onions
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excellent onion, this will be my onion of choice from now on...Gastonia, NC
David Davis

Great
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First time growing onions and the first time for anything in this garden. The Candy onions did very, very well as did 1015. Candy ended up tasting better than 1015's, but did require about 1 additional month to mature. I'd guess that every plant they sent, lived.... we have onions everywhere!
J. Walter, Houston

Great onions, even better customer service
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This was my first year starting a CSA/farm and I had no idea what I was doing! I was told to go to DixonDale for my onion and leek needs. First of all, the onions and leeks turned out perfect, everyone raves about how delicious they are. Secondly, since this was my first year, and I didn't know what I was doing, I probably called their customer service 5 times just to make sure I was doing everything right. Every time they were beyond kind and helpful, some of the best customer service I have experienced. I highly recommend DixonDale not only for their onions but for the awesome customer service. I am very excited to plant three times as many onions next year!
Katy - Colorado

Very good onion
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Very reliable onion. Nice large bulbs 4 years in a row. I grow Candy and Copra as my keepers. I can eat Candy onions into January and Copras keep until May and beyond.
Bill Harrisburg Pa

Super easy to grow!
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This was my first year to try growing onions and after finding Dixondale Farms online, I ordered a single batch of Candy. I couldn't be more pleased with them. I only half way followed the instructions and had a wonderful crop of baseball to softball sized onions, some almost grapefruit sized. I planted 70 of them in a 2x8 raised bed, much tighter than the recommended spacing. They did fine. Not a dud in the bunch. I would highly recommend these to anyone wanting very good onions!
Craig in Paris, TN

Great flavor
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Grew well, nothing as large as shown on site. The best part is I can eat them raw and they don't send me running for the baking soda to fight indigestion. Have not been able to eat raw onions in years. These are a real treat.
Carole in North Carolina

boss
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all onions grew fine,,,fertilizer made difference,,got whopper candy and red river,,count in bunches off by a mile,,had three times the onions I needed,,,thanks again for great onions-Hilliard, Pa
bill ruth

Finally! Best Onion I've ever raised!
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This onion is awesome! Planted this spring and harvesting now. 3-4" in size. They are SWEET! They cook up nice and sweet! Love these! Highly recommend.
Duane in South Central VA

Grew candy Last Season
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Ordered these last spring and planted them promptly. They produced an amazing delicious crop of onions of at least 5-6" each with great flavor. This will, without hesitation, be the second season using Dixondale farms.
Ernie, Lynchburg, VA

Jenkins' Farm
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Grew candy onion last summer, did very good at local Farms Market. Very sweet onion.
Kenneth Jenkins

So sweet!
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I had never been fond of onions until I ate a candy onion. Now I cook with onions in everything! These are so sweet! And they keep well! I still have a few from last summer and it's February, time to order more! Central Kansas
Kathie, Central Kansas

Candy
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I planted a 60 foot row of these last year and made some of the biggest onions I have ever grew. They kept for over 5 months also.Great company !!South Carolina
Dennis , South Carolina

great oinion at 36deg lat
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planted a case again last year on plastic and drip tape and 99% turned out large to very large. jan 2 and eating nice large onion rings .mmm they sell great and store good..NORTHERN NEW MEXICO (AZTEC)
vernon bridgewater northern nm

Didn't do well
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We had a wet early summer and then cool, dry July and August. Candy onions were just so-so, nothing special, with about half not making it at all. Grew them in nice composted horse manure soil. My purple onions actually did better. MANSFIELD, MA
Pete MA

Candy Onions
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My sister ordered these for me as a surprise, and they sure were. They grew very well with several larger than softballs! The taste is mild and delicious. The best onion rings I've ever made. I'll be ordering these form you every year! Wellington, NV
Jack Bush, Wellington, NV

Candy Onions
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Planted Candy onions for the first time. Just harvested them and there were quite a few 2 pounders.Will definitely plant them again! Baker, LA
Paul

Impressive
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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. Plants were sent right on time and in excellent condition. Dixondale Farms has earned itself a loyal customer.
Justin in Bismarck, ND

The Best!
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A marvelous onion. We stored 2012-13 mid-Sept. to mid April(until we ran out)in western Nebraska. Stored in an unheated cement floor garage covered with several blankets.
Dan Timm

Impressed
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Best onion I've grown, will be a staple from now on, some approaching 2 lbs. Its a wonder what a little onion knowledge will lead to! Success, that's what! Growing Red Candy Apple this year as well as Candy, hoping for similar results!
Chris Reppert

Big Beauties
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Wow! These plants produced some great, sweet onions. Our customers loved them and we are doubling our order for next year.-Elburn, IL
Rustic Road Farm

candy best onions
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great crop of onions i like them as good as vadalia-Wayne in Illinois
wayne malmquist

Best Onions I have ever grown
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I have grown onions for years but have never been able to grow large ones. I grew Candy onions this year from Dixondale Farms and did just as instructed and got the biggest and best crop ever. I am convinced and will order year after year from now on. Colonial Heights, VA
Bill Dick

Candy onion the best of all.
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I have been growing candy onions for at least 10 years and would not grow any other. they are excellent keepers, last all through the winter. Soooo delicious! EDMONTON, ALBERTA
Doris, Edmonton, AB Canada

after 50 years gardening
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I will not consider spending my time planting any other onion. old timer-Fayetteville, Ar
Harold B Johnson

best onions
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I tried several varieties for my area. great product and service. Ordering 9 bunches on Monday.California
grace womack

Move over Vadalia
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That's right Move over Vadalia there's a new onion in town. I am so pleased with these they grew so perfect and big and came out just sweet as can be. I have been raving on these to all my friends and when I brought a few to the market to sell they wanted some more the next week. Sorry the rest are mine. LOL A definite grow for next year.Wentsville, MO
Gixxerific

Uhhh YUM!!!
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Seriously, an amazingly delicious onion raw or cooked. caramelizes beautifully. Vidalia now play second fiddle to these. They are firm and average about maybe a softball.
Don

Awesome Onion!
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I have made many attempts at growing onions; some successful, some not. I planted 2 bunches of Candy and I think every one of them came up great. I am now a devoted customer. Next year I will probably more than double what I planted this year.
Scott Greene

Happy Customer
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I ordered about 10 bunches of these and red candy. They are all growing great especially considering the abnormal weather we are having, I've probably had 2 dozen bolt and it seems like those were the from the larger plants. I only say this cause I've heard people ask for the larger ones only. I planted the smallest ones seperate and none of them have bolted. I started pulling the ones that have bolted. they are averaging about 3 inches and the bolted ones are the best tasting onions we've grown and bigger than what we have ever grown from sets. The ones still growing are continuing to bulb even larger and can easily see some of them up to 5 inches now. I'm so glad I came across this site and plant to continue doing business with dixondale over the years to come.
Donald Sparks

Candy Onions
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Best onion I have ever had! We grew these last year and had some that weighed over a pound! Only onion I will grow from here on out. Thanks
Jordan

long-lasting!
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'Candy' is a real keeper! I've grown this variety for almost 10 years, in northern Maine soils, and it never fails to produce great onions that taste great fresh or 5 months later - they store forever!
rebecca holberton

Excellent Onion
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These are the best. They grew great here in Indiana, all I got was great reviews from friends and family about how good these onions are. Exceelent choice for me.
Loren Rendant

candy
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grew candy for the first time last year. planted about 100 and i think every one grew. they were hardball size to grapfruit size very sweet i cant wait until this years crop LOUISIANA
mike noble

Small is good!!
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Both the candy and red apple sold really well as small onions, so well that I didn't have many left to mature. Increased my order this year.Madison, VA
Khalil

I like onions ha ha ha
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We have grown 4 to 5" bulbs of candy sweets consistently in NE Arizona (high desert) for the past 3 years. Not only are they as good as any sweets we've tried, but we successfully store them in our root cellar in knotted pantyhose or net tubes from Aug/Sep until at least April when we begin harvesting green onions from the next crop. Candy sweets are "sweet"! Thanks
Robert Whittle

best onion ever
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The best review I can give. Gave my SIL some withered up bunches, definitely way past planting prime. She actually planted, about 1/2 came up. They are part of a community type plot situation. Her words, not mine, they were so good, I didn't share with anyone! They live in Southern OK. I live in S.Central hill country, TX. and have actually been able to cure this onion so I still had them in late January, when pulled in May. I've even missed a few and had onions bigger than softballs in late July. A few soft spots so they needed to be used quickly. The taste is incredible. You get the onion flavor, but without harshness or overly sweet. I've never cried when chopping this onion. Those flavors I mention are straight out of the ground or cured.
M Smith

Candy Onion
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Still the best sweet onion for market. I keep ordering more each year and still manage to sell out. Pleasant View, Colorado
Heidi

Very good
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The problem with these onions is that we only ordered 1/2 what we needed.They have a very good taste.Didnt get as big as I thought they would but I just planted and watered,no fertilizer or anything,plus we had a very cool summer.This year we have rabbits so I expect much better garden overall. Missouri
Richard

Wow....
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I made so much money with candy that it should be illegal! Many weighed between 1 and 2 lbs,customers loved the mild flavor and they keep great,whats not to like!! I doubled the order this year and so should you! Putney, VT
Howard Prussack

Good Candy
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Last year I grew candy that I ordered from gurneys.they averaged small to med but had excellent flavor and exceeded my storage expectations. In 2010 I am going to order from Dixondale farms.
John Ramey

candy
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Here in the southeast corner of TN I grow candy and supersweet most years. Everybody says that they are the best onions they have ever tasted. I plant first week in feb.to get giant size bulbs.
randy

a bit smaller than expected, but sweet
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My Candys came in at an average size of 3 -4 inches, but they were sweet with just a bit of bite. I have to admit that I did forget to apply the last dose of fertilzer, so I'm sure that had some influence on the size. They are keeping well in my cellar and I will order them again for 2010.
Jo-Ann Bouley

Just old ed
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Bad summer - very cold and dry. With a little help from the garden hose, I still got a very nice crop of Candy onions. We live just N/W of Chicago. I'll plant the same type again next year!! Your grow letters are GREAT.
Ed Rodriguez

Candy Onion Grower
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Best onions I have ever grown. A older lady I know has been buying these onions from you for years. When her husband was alive he planted them. Next year I am going to plant 10 times as many so I can give them to all my friends. You keep doing whatever your doing because it's working!
Michael Martin

Candy and Super Star
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Candy is the ideal intermediate day onion. It even keeps pretty well(up to 4 months) The quality rivals yellow granex which does not keep. I planted one bunch and produced about 30 pounds of onions which were up to 5in. Mixed into the planting were several white (apparently Super Star) onions which matured in similar time and size to Candy.
Jerome Long

not good
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they barely made it to an inch here in OK. i won't plant them next year.
sheryl

Long Keeper
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The storage ability of the Candy onion has surprised me. We harvest in Arkansas in July, cure them in open crates until September, then refrigerate the onions in mesh bags. I am using the last ones now in January and they have retained full quality. Their flavor is unsurpassed for carmelized onions.
Peg

YES
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I have grown this onion for several years and have been very pleased. A great onion for this area, and stores well too.
Mark Nielsen

CANDY
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We have raised these onions for 5yrs. Each year doubling the amount on our order. We sell at 2 farmers markets and still run out of candy onions. This year we grew candys that weighed over 2 1/2 lbs! I tell customers buy 1 and I'll see you next week. Next week it's WHERES THOSE CANDY ONIONS!!
Curtis Gardens

Candy
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I am new to growing onions and these produced awesome 3" - 5" bulbs. We also ate many as green onions and all along the way. Extremely pleased with this variety.
David Carow

Candy
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Came in smaller than Walla Walla here in NJ, and about half bolted.
Tom Schaefer

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