Georgia's official state vegetable is officially in season, beloved Vidalia onions can now be found in grocery stores around the world. Grown only from Georgia soil, the Vidalia onion is available for a limited time.
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black says, "The sweetest onions on earth are certainly living up to their reputation this year.” He says, “We are proud to offer our sweet Vidalia onions to all those who have been patiently awaiting their arrival."
Bland Farms in Glennville, Georgia https://blandfarms.com/ grows Vidalia onions and the owner, Delbert Bland says nothing compares to Georgia sweet onion. "They only make you cry when they're gone," says Bland. The onion’s distinctive taste is derived from a combination of weather, water and soil uniquely found within 20 South Georgia counties.
Vidalia onions comprise 62 percent of sweet onion sales in the United States and 22 percent of total onion sales. According to the University of Georgia the Vidalia crop generates 90 million dollars for Georgia's economy.