Vidalia Onion Committee Announces Season Pack Date; Cliff Riner and Tyler Harper Comment

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Tue. March 5th, 2024 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

ATLANTA, GA - Mark your calendars for April 17, retailers! As of that date, Vidalia® onions will be shipping to grocery stores nationwide.

Cliff Riner, Chairman, Vidalia Onion Committee
Cliff Riner, Chairman, Vidalia Onion Committee

“For the 2024 season, we have 11,000 acres of Vidalia onions planted in the production area,” said Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) Chairman Cliff Riner. “Over the past few years, sweet onion sales have continued to increase, with Vidalia onions being a big part of the market. We're looking forward to another great season this year.”

Vidalia onions are available for a limited time each year between April through early September. According to a press release, the pack date is determined by soil and weather conditions during the growing season, contributing to high-quality Vidalia onions. The Vidalia Onion Advisory Panel voted to recommend April 17 as the 2024 pack date to Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper.

As of April 17, Vidalia® onions will be shipping to grocery stores nationwide

Known for their sweet, crisp flavor and versatility, Vidalia onions are a seasonal treat for various dishes. Because of the unique weather, water, and soil combination in 20 South Georgia counties, Vidalia onions cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.

Tyler Harper, Commissioner, Georgia Agriculture
Tyler Harper, Commissioner, Georgia Agriculture

“In coordination with the Vidalia Onion Committee, I am incredibly excited to announce April 17, 2024, as the official pack date of the 2024 Vidalia onion season,” said Harper. “Georgia Grown, Vidalia onions are recognized around the globe for their iconic sweet flavor that is treasured by culinary leaders and home chefs alike. This is an exciting time for Georgia farmers and consumers alike as we look forward to enjoying the sweet onion again!”

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