Call or contact any of these farmers to purchase Walla Walla Sweet Onions.
Drop Walla Walla Sweet Onions, one at a time, into the legs of clean pantyhose, tying a knot between each one, then hang the hose. To use, snip below the lowest knot. Wrap the sweets in foil and store in the refrigerator. Chop the onions and place on a cookie sheet in the freezer. When frozen, remove, and seal in bags or containers in the freezer, and enjoy the sweet taste year round.
Even though they’re sweet, Walla Walla Sweet Onions are fat free and low in calories. One medium raw onion contains only 60 calories. Onions are a good source of Vitamin C, are sodium free, and contain no cholesterol. For additional information on other types of onions contact the National Onion Association for more information.
Approximately 20 growers cultivate Walla Walla Sweet Onions on about
500 acres in the fertile soils of the Walla Walla Valley in southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon. The Walla Walla Sweet Onion is an open-pollinated variety of sweet onion which is planted in September and hand-harvested the following summer. The sweet onion hibernates in the winter and restarts growth in early spring. Growers harvest only the finest bulbs each year and preserve them to produce seed for the following year. You can purchase creamy, yellow Walla Walla Sweets from mid-June through July (some of our shippers have product available through August). Look for a round shape, elongated neck, and dry, paper-thin skin. Because they have a higher water content than most onions, Walla Walla Sweet Onions have a shorter shelf life. If kept separate in a cool, ventilated location, these sweets can be stored for three to six weeks. Walla Walla Sweet Onions can be found in grocery stores as a specialty item, are available by mail order, or can be purchased direct from shippers peeled or sliced.