Re: [gardeners] Vidalia Onions

Kay Lancaster (
Wed, 24 Mar 1999 17:28:55 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 24 Mar 1999, Marguerite wrote:

> In some information I have read, claims are made indicating that it is
> the soil where the Vidalia onions are grown that is responsible for the
> sweet mild taste.  I am wondering if there is some element that can be
> added to soils in Missouri (in my case), or Iowa, or any other state,
> that would result in near duplication of the soil conditions where

Well, the real problem is subtracting an element... Vidalia onions
(and Walla Walla onions and the Texas sweet onions) are due to growing
on low-sulfur soils.  Of course, the sulfur compounds formed by the
onions are what is reputed to be so healthful...

Kay Lancaster
   just west of Portland, OR  USDA zone 8 (polarfleece)