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David Sparks Ph.d Vidalia onions
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: June 25, 2019

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No I’m not Casey Kasem and this is not countdown. If you listened to the words, you heard Vidalia onions prominently mentioned. Other than Walla Walla sweets, Vidalia onions are arguably the best in the world. In fact, parts of the 20 county area around Vidalia are the only places in the world that grow these onions so the supply of them is limited. And we don't want them to spoil. Chelsea Blaxton with the Vidalia Onion Committee has tips on how to store them and make them last.

 

“Some of our tips are kind of crazy. A new panty hose. Drop an onion in there. Tie a knot.. Drop another onion in there. Tie a knot. So on and so on, then hang it up. So none of the onions are touching. And when you get ready for an onion you just cut the panty hose at each knot and the Onions stay separated. The moisture isn't touching.

 

Alternatively, If you take just a paper towel and wrap the onions individually and put them in the crisper in your refrigerator they will last you until probably around Thanksgiving.

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