Named after the southern Georgia town where they grow, Vidalias have a higher natural sugar and water content.
Plural: Vidalia onions
Season: May - July
How to select: Harvest season is April to June, though with cold storage these are available through Fall. Because of the higher sugar level of these onions, they bruise easily.
How to store: Keep sweet onions like Vidalias in a cool dry place separate from each other. Because of their high moisture content they will mold where they touch.
How to prepare: Vidalias are known for their sweet flavor and are often eaten raw as well as cooked, making them an excellent choice for salads.
Substitutions: Substitutes would be Texas Walla Walla and Maui Sweet onions.