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Southern Belle Red Onion Plants

SKU #SBR
Availability: Out of Season
Out of Season
Red, Sweet, Hybrid

Dixondale Farms exclusive hybrid. Sweeter, larger, and more bolt resistant!

  • 50-75 Southern Belle Red onion plants per bunch
  • Red, Flat to Grano Shape, Sweet, Hybrid
  • Size Potential: 4"
  • Storage Potential: 2-4 months
  • Days to Harvest:105-110

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 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.

Onion Plant Prices for 2021

-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 $13.45
  • 02 $19.90
  • 03 $24.90
  • 04 $30.60
  • 05 $35.50
  • 06 $40.20
  • 07 $44.45
  • 08 $48.80
  • 09 $53.10
  • 10 $57.00
  • 11 $60.50
  • 12 $63.60
  • 13 $66.30
  • 14 $68.60
  • 15 $72.00
  • 16 $75.20
  • 17 $78.20
  • 18 $81.00
  • 19 $83.60
  • 20 $86.00
  • 21 $88.20
  • 22 $90.20
  • 23 $92.00
  • 24 $93.60
  • 25 $95.00
  • 26 $96.20
  • 27 $97.20
  • 28 $98.00
  • 29 $98.60
  • 30 $99.90

Free Shipping! *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. Each order over 30 bunches is a separate shipment since in addition to their standard shipping charges, both UPS and Fedex charge an additional surcharge on each package for fuel, residential delivery, dimensional weight, and delivery area outside major metropolitan areas. For example, a 45 bunch order will be priced as a 30 bunch order and a 15 bunch order.
**Please note that price discounts are applied to single ship dates. If you wish to have your order ship on multiple ship dates (for example: Intermediate Day varieties on 11/6 and Long Day varieties on 1/4), you will be charged for two separate orders.

Case lot pricing is for single variety cases. $90.00 for 1 case (save 10%), $85.00 for 2-9 cases (save 15% per case), $80.00 for 10-19 cases (save 20% per case), and $75.00 for 20 or more (save 25% 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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7 reviews
South Central Texas review
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I ordered 4 varieties this year to see what would grow well here, just south of San Antonio. This is first year I planted onions on time for my area. In the past when I saw onion sets at my retailer, it was already late I found out by reading Dixondale info. I planted December 7th and 8th this time and pulled up when about 80% of onion tops were fallen over. So they took about 150 days. I am sure was due to extremely cold weather this year. My Texas Early White and Texas Legend did very well and I got some really large bulbs from them and that is with the 2021 February freeze we had! I covered them with heavy plastic sheeting and crossed my fingers. They were sub freezing for 4 days with snow on top of them. When I uncovered them, tops were keeled over since my crude tunnel collapsed, but they were all back upright within a few days. My White Bermuda mostly bolted though and my Southern Belle Red did not bulb very well. To be fair, the tops of the red were not fallen over yet, but I needed to harvest with others to make room for watermelons I am planting late since onions took longer this year. Also the resident gopher was busy eating some of the bottoms! Will see how well three varieties store over hot summer! Dixondale sends out info via e-mail to remind you what to do at the right times. I have done the trench method of fertilizer in the past. This year, I just added composted cow manure and tilled in then waited for plants to arrive. Planted double long row about 8" apart. This is closer than they recommend but be diligent on weeding and they are fine. My white and yellow onions looked like they were sitting on top of ground towards harvest time and I read that scraping dirt from around the bigger bulbs (while still growing) helps them cure sooner when pulled. I am happy with harvest especially since so many others lost their crops. Natalia, Texas
Dorothy Woodson

Great onion
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For me just northwest Fort Worth Texas this is the best red onion I have grown. Think I'm going on 7years growing this onion!! Springtown, Tx
James Gootee

Did great
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We grew these and they actually did better than the 1015's. I liked them because they had more flavor than the Candy and 1015's. Nice color. I prefer these when cooking because they maintain some flavor. Alief, Texas
P. Walker

Much better now
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The new hybrids don't bolt nearly as much. Darn good red!Amado, AZ
John Rueb

Great Onions!!!
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When I got these plants they looked a little small. However they produced large, beautiful sweet red onions that were a real hit with our customers. The color is deep red - purple and is a great addition to or farmer's market sales. One shopper who told me he doesn't really like onions came back and bought these week after week! They are delicious. Beaufort, SC
Steve Marchetti

No Bolting
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I was having trouble with them bolting also, I contacted Dixondale and was advised to plant a month earlier than I usually do. This year not one bolted, got 5"+ onions, best red onion I have ever ate!!!
mark

Southern Belle Tops
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About 40% of my southern belles threw tops this year vs. almost none for the Contessas or Texas SS. They seem to throw more every year .
John Rueb

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