Everett Griner talks about Vidalia Onions in today’s Agri View. Everett tells us a little bit about what it takes to make a good crop of onions.
The new crop of Vidalia onions is in the stores by now. A report from the grower region says it is a pretty good crop. That doesn’t mean all growers had a good year. Overall, the size and quality gets a good rating.
The Vidalia, like most other crops, is a labor intense crop. It takes a lot more than a man and a tractor. Weather is another important factor. What is important is getting the crop ready for market. It is not critical, but planting and harvest has a lot to do with the size. Don’t think size isn’t important. For growers it is.
A true Vidalia is grown in a 20 county region of Georgia. You can plant it anywhere. By law, if it isn’t in that 20 county region, you can not market it as a Vidalia onion. That is the law.
Anyway. It’s a good crop and you can look for it now.
That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…