Walla Walla Onions
Inventory, 50 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 03/22/17
On the outside, Walla Walla onions have the appearance of yellow onions, yet they are the pinnacle of sweet onions, neither hot nor sharp. They are globular and just shy of softball-sized at maturity, thin-skinned with a golden brown colored peel. Their flavor, raw is distinctly warm, non-tearing, the flesh juicy and crisp.
Walla Walla onions are available late spring through summer.
Walla Walla onions, botanical name Allium cepa, is a cold hardy biennial onion known for its ability to be overwintered, though it is not a storage onion like many cellar onion varieties. Though they should be distinctly and botanically differentiated, the Walla Wall onion has been synonymously compared to the Vidalia onion and Spanish onion.
Walla Walla onions are ubiquitously known as a true raw-eating, slicing onion but they can also be cooked utilizing their sweetness in a variety of methods for soups, slow roasting stews, braising meats, grilling fish and simply sauteing. 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, citrus, tropical fruits, herbs, legumes, chicken and chiles.
The Walla Walla onion is designated under federal law as a protected agricultural crop. In 2007, the Walla Walla Sweet onion became Washington's official state vegetable.
Walla Walla onions are named after the county in southeastern Washington state in which they were cultivated for the first time within the United States. They were, however, developed by a French soldier, Peter Pieri, who brought an Italian sweet onion from the French island of Corsica and further developed the onion from selecting and resending preceding onion crops until achieving the level of size, sweetness and shape that would eventually become the Walla Walla onion.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
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Recipes that include Walla Walla Onions. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Cottage Grove House||Walla Walla Sweet Onion Soup and Herb Farmers Five Cheddar Biscuits|
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Santa Monica Farmers Market
Specialty ProduceNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About a day ago, 3/25/17
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Year round from Milliken Family Farm.
Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market
La Tercera FarmNear Berkeley, California, United States
About 210 days ago, 8/27/16
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market. Wonderful organic Walla wallas from La Tercera Farm in Bolinas, CA. More farm info to come!
Lakewinds Food Co-op Near Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
About 219 days ago, 8/19/16
Pike Place Market
Frank's Quality ProduceNear Seattle, Washington, United States
About 220 days ago, 8/18/16
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at Pike Place Market. Huge fresh Walla Walla Onions with the greens still on them - Perfect for grilling!!
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market - InterbayNear Seattle, Washington, United States
2001 15th Avenue W, Seattle 98119
About 624 days ago, 7/11/15
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at Whole Foods Market. Local organic Walla Walla sweet onions. I hear they're so sweet, some folks bite right into them like apples ;)