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2017 Sweet Onion Festival
Festival is June 17th-18th:
Sweet Onion Festival
Festival Location: 3rd & Main Downtown Walla Walla
Newsflash:
Walla Walla Sweet Onions are available Mid-June through late July
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Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival
Join the Funion—be a part of the Onion Ring today and enjoy this Sweet weekend!
Kathy Fry-Trommald
Kathy Fry-Trommald
Executive Director
The Facts
Unless it’s grown in the designated production area, it’s not a genuine Walla Walla Sweet” -
Marketing
Marketing
Order 956
Walla Walla Sweet Onions have been produced as a specialty vegetable crop since 1900.
Located in the southeastern corner of Washington State, and nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Walla Walla is a community blessed with history and natural beauty.
“Walla Walla” is a Native American word meaning “many waters.” The area has an abundance of trees and a moderate climate, with an average temperature range of 27 to 91 Degrees. The hardy Walla Walla Sweet Onions survive the nearly 18 inches of precipitation each year.
The History
Aproximately 20 growers cultivate the Sweets on about 500 acres with an average yield of 650 50-pound units per acre.
The Sweets, which are an open-pollinated variety, are planted in early fall and overwinter before restarting growth in early spring.
Harvest takes place June through August where the Sweets are marketed as fresh produce to be used by the consumer within a short time of purchase. The mildness of the Walla Walla Sweet Onion is not due to sugar, but to low sulfur content, which is half that of an ordinary onion. Less sulfur means less “bite” and no tears. The Sweets are widely known for their large size, weighing up to 2lbs. and measuring up to 5 inches in diameter. Separate the Sweets from each other in a cool, ventilated location and enjoy them fresh, or chop and store in the freezer for year-round pleasure.
The Harvest
Walla Walla Onion growers united in 1995 to form Federal Marketing Order No. 956 to protect their popular industry.
The Order established a designated production area for Walla Walla Sweet Onions and states: “Onions grown outside this area may not be marketed as Walla Walla Sweet Onions.”
Violators can be prosecuted under federal law. A 10-member committee of growers and shippers administers the Marketing Order, which includes the authority for promotions and research projects. The program is funded with assessments on shipments of the product.
The Law
Because of their sweetness and high water content
Walla Walla Sweet Onions should be used fresh.
Specify truck-to-shelf for latest crop and avoid over-buying. Be sure to keep inventory levels as low as possible.
Purchasing
When receiving the Sweets, mark the date on the bags and sell as soon as possible.
Store the Sweets at 55 Degree Fahrenheit in any area with low humidity and rotate stock often at the warehouse to assure the freshest product is available.
or longest storage keep Sweets in a cool, ventilated location with proper air movement. Avoid storing with apples, celery and pears, as onions will absorb the odors of other vegetables.
Storage Tips
Look for the round shape, elongated neck, dry, paper-thin skin, and the "Genuine" seal.
Walla Walla Sweet Onions are available mid-June through September.
The Sweets are larger than most onions; they can weigh up to 2lbs each.
Size and Shape
Despite the Sweet Onion label, these onions contain negligible amounts of sugar.
The appealing mildness of Walla Walla Sweet Onions is due to their low sulfur content, half that of ordinary yellow storage onions.
Less sulphur means less “bite” and no tears.
Low Sulfur
To be labeled a “Genuine Walla Walla Sweet Onion”
The onion must be grown in the legal production area which encompasses Walla Walla County in southeastern Washington and a small part of northeastern Oregon.
Genuine Seal
  • Walla Walla Sweet Onions have been produced as a specialty vegetable crop since 1900. The History
  • Aproximately 20 growers cultivate the Sweets on about 500 acres with an average yield of 650 50-pound units per acre. The Harvest
  • Walla Walla Onion growers united in 1995 to form Federal Marketing Order No. 956 to protect their popular industry. The Law
  • Because of their sweetness and high water content Purchasing
  • When receiving the Sweets, mark the date on the bags and sell as soon as possible. Storage Tips
  • Look for the round shape, elongated neck, dry, paper-thin skin, and the "Genuine" seal. Size and Shape
  • Despite the Sweet Onion label, these onions contain negligible amounts of sugar. Low Sulfur
  • To be labeled a “Genuine Walla Walla Sweet Onion” Genuine Seal

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