California Sweet Onions 1015
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This item was last sold on : 04/19/17
California sweet onions are large, yellow, globe shaped onions with a mild, sweet flavor. They are devoid of the sharpness of storage onions as they are grown in soils that are without the sulfuric compounds that give other onion varieties their sharp bite.
California Sweet 1015 onions are available from March to October.
California Sweet onions are classified as short day onions as they grow during the fall and winter when the days are shorter. They are then harvested in the spring and summer as fresh onions. As they have a higher water content than storage onions their shelf life is limited. Although there is no set standard for what qualifies a sweet onion, generally they have a sugar content of at least 6% and it can swell up to 15% with certain varieties under premium growing conditions.
Use California Sweet onions in savory preparations, especially where they are cooked longer, allowing the sugars to caramelize. Complimentary pairings include other alliums such as garlic and chives, cooling ingredients such as apples, ginger, fennel and mint, foods rich in fat such as avocados, cheeses, cream and bacon, acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus, tropical fruits, a host of herbs including cilantro, tarragon, rosemary and thyme, legumes, chicken and chiles.
California Sweet onions were the first sweet onions cultivated within the United States. Dr. Henry Jones is accredited with being the first person to hybridize the stout Bermuda onion into a variety called the Granex. This is the standard California Sweet onion and several varieties of it can be found growing in the Imperial, San Joaquin and Coastal Valleys of California, the most important agricultural epicentre of the United States.
Recipes that include California Sweet Onions 1015. One is easiest, three is harder.
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