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 variety we offer. Authorized to be used in the Pennsylvania Sweet program. Works almost everywhere in the country as a large mild onion that keeps well. 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. Every year it amazes us how many of these we sell!
The total price of your onion plant order will be determined at checkout. Pricing is based on the total number of bunches purchased (see chart to the left).
Customer Reviews of Candy
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- posted by J. Walter, Houston on 2016-08-25 17:08:21
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!
- Great onions, even better customer service
- posted by Katy - Colorado on 2016-08-04 10:03:45
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!
- Very good onion
- posted by Bill Harrisburg Pa on 2016-06-27 02:45:57
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.
- Super easy to grow!
- posted by Craig in Paris, TN on 2016-06-23 12:38:46
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!
- Great flavor
- posted by Carole in North Carolina on 2015-09-03 14:31:48
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.
- posted by bill ruth on 2014-08-08 10:03:28
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
- Finally! Best Onion I've ever raised!
- posted by Duane in South Central VA on 2014-07-08 10:07:53
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.
- Grew candy Last Season
- posted by Ernie, Lynchburg, VA on 2014-04-07 12:22:11
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.
- Jenkins' Farm
- posted by Kenneth Jenkins on 2014-03-12 19:04:45
Grew candy onion last summer, did very good at local Farms Market. Very sweet onion.
- So sweet!
- posted by Kathie, Central Kansas on 2014-02-16 14:46:38
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
- posted by Dennis , South Carolina on 2014-02-08 06:40:07
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
- great oinion at 36deg lat
- posted by vernon bridgewater northern nm on 2014-01-02 20:07:21
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)
- Didn't do well
- posted by Pete MA on 2013-11-23 22:15:47
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
- Candy Onions
- posted by Jack Bush, Wellington, NV on 2013-11-05 14:57:31
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
- Candy Onions
- posted by Paul on 2013-06-04 09:48:49
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
- posted by Justin in Bismarck, ND on 2013-05-13 14:21:23
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.
- The Best!
- posted by Dan Timm on 2013-04-14 16:05:32
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.
- posted by Chris Reppert on 2013-03-13 17:47:10
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!
- Big Beauties
- posted by Rustic Road Farm on 2012-10-28 10:32:47
Wow! These plants produced some great, sweet onions. Our customers loved them and we are doubling our order for next year.-Elburn, IL
- candy best onions
- posted by wayne malmquist on 2012-07-23 08:32:23
great crop of onions i like them as good as vadalia-Wayne in Illinois
- Best Onions I have ever grown
- posted by Bill Dick on 2012-07-14 19:18:04
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
- Candy onion the best of all.
- posted by Doris, Edmonton, AB Canada on 2012-02-29 13:43:59
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
- after 50 years gardening
- posted by Harold B Johnson on 2012-01-04 16:33:41
I will not consider spending my time planting any other onion. old timer-Fayetteville, Ar
- best onions
- posted by grace womack on 2011-11-12 18:17:08
I tried several varieties for my area. great product and service. Ordering 9 bunches on Monday.California
- Move over Vadalia
- posted by Gixxerific on 2011-09-18 09:18:37
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
- Uhhh YUM!!!
- posted by Don on 2011-08-24 20:34:43
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.
- Awesome Onion!
- posted by Scott Greene on 2011-06-29 22:03:33
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.
- Happy Customer
- posted by Donald Sparks on 2011-05-17 10:26:36
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.
- Candy Onions
- posted by Jordan on 2011-04-13 16:07:25
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
- posted by rebecca holberton on 2011-01-04 08:32:53
'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!
- Excellent Onion
- posted by Loren Rendant on 2010-07-21 09:11:28
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.
- posted by mike noble on 2010-04-11 16:26:07
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
- Small is good!!
- posted by Khalil on 2010-02-12 21:34:45
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
- I like onions ha ha ha
- posted by Robert Whittle on 2010-02-07 18:48:42
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
- best onion ever
- posted by M Smith on 2010-01-17 23:02:44
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.
- Candy Onion
- posted by Heidi on 2010-01-13 13:32:26
Still the best sweet onion for market. I keep ordering more each year and still manage to sell out. Pleasant View, Colorado
- Very good
- posted by Richard on 2010-01-08 16:25:27
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
- posted by Howard Prussack on 2009-12-27 17:50:19
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
- Good Candy
- posted by John Ramey on 2009-11-28 17:26:21
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.
- posted by randy on 2009-11-23 13:55:29
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.
- a bit smaller than expected, but sweet
- posted by Jo-Ann Bouley on 2009-11-22 19:05:01
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.
- Just old ed
- posted by Ed Rodriguez on 2009-11-10 13:42:02
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.
- Candy Onion Grower
- posted by Michael Martin on 2009-10-02 00:51:56
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!
- Candy and Super Star
- posted by Jerome Long on 2009-08-14 15:05:42
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.
- not good
- posted by sheryl on 2009-05-23 15:07:46
they barely made it to an inch here in OK. i won't plant them next year.
- Long Keeper
- posted by Peg on 2009-01-18 17:17:07
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.
- posted by Mark Nielsen on 2008-11-17 17:57:35
I have grown this onion for several years and have been very pleased. A great onion for this area, and stores well too.
- posted by Curtis Gardens on 2008-11-09 16:41:36
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!!
- posted by David Carow on 2008-08-25 16:44:32
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.
- posted by Tom Schaefer on 2008-08-15 15:13:59
Came in smaller than Walla Walla here in NJ, and about half bolted.