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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Strawberry Onions

I've been dreaming of strawberry onions since March of 2013, when we visited a Florida farmers market and discovered them.

Strawberry Onions?  Yes.  They are a mild variety of onion.  They grow in strawberry fields in the Plant City, Florida area, which is a major strawberry producer.

They don't get their taste from their strawberry neighbors, but they thrive on the water and fertilizer given to the strawberry plants.  They used to be grown at the perimeter of the strawberry fields but production is growing, thanks to a growing demand.

It's a win-win situation.

Onions can be somewhat ordinary, I admit.
Our onions in the community garden
We grow them quite successfully in our community garden in Binghamton, New York.  But right now we have gone through our entire 2019 harvest.

So, back in January, we were in Florida and went to a strawberry stand in Plant City, Florida.

Yes, we were told, they ship strawberry onions.  In fact, they ship them all over the country. 

We'll be getting our shipment next week. 

We can't wait.


Will they taste as good as we remember?


5 comments:

  1. I have never heard of them and I grew up in FL. LOL

    I can't wait to hear about them, Alana. Have a great day friend. smiles

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  2. I have never heard of these. Considering how many strawberry fields we have around here, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled.

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  3. Hi Alana - I rather like the idea of strawberry onions and definitely would like to try one ... seems strange! Cheers Hilary

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