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How to Buy, Chop, Store and Grow Onions

Onions add flavor to practically everything, they're available year-round, they're cheap--who cares if they sometimes make us cry?

When to Buy the Freshest Onions

Yellow and Spanish onions are available fresh year-round. Some varieties of sweet onion are more seasonal.

How to Choose Onions at the Store

Choose firm onions with dry, papery skins. Avoid onions that have brown spots, which may be a sign of rotting, or onions with any emerging sprouts.

How to Chop Onions

Watch this short video, How to Peel and Chop Onions, or read this step-by-step article on dicing onions.

How to Store Onions

Store whole onions anywhere cool, dry, and out of the sun. They can keep for months. For partially-used onions, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or in a sealed container, and refrigerate. The onions will keep for two or three days.

How to Grow Onions

Onions like cool weather, and can be planted and harvested earlier than most garden vegetables. They need sun and fertile, well-draining soil. There are two types of onions: long-day and short-day varieties. Ask the friendly folks at your local garden center which type grows best in your area.

    Feb. 20, 2010 7:06 am
    does all of the freshness count when you are storing them? I know (and it was a silly question) but they are best when new ? And how long do they taste good for storing?. Wendy Ella (the onions I mean)
    Apr. 20, 2010 1:23 pm
    Do onions have to be used as soon as cut? I understand that saved onions cannot be used raw? Thanks. Sylvie
    Oct. 9, 2010 3:29 pm
    i'll cut the onions that are leftover however i think i'll use them next and then freeze them on a cookie sheet. after they are frozen they can be bagged and used as needed.
    Dec. 30, 2010 7:42 am
    Does anyone know of an easy way to peel pearl onions?
    Jan. 12, 2011 3:34 pm
    A recipe calls for "chopped green onions". Does that mean the white "bulb" end only, or would it include all or part of the green stems? A recipe calls for "sliced green onions". Does that mean slicing lengthwise from the tip end of the white bulb, up, and including all or part of the green stem?
    Jun. 26, 2012 9:06 am
    I keep my Vidalia onions all summer. I get a case in May.
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