Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Featured Articles, Product Spotlight | 3 comments

Are you looking for sweet onions?

Are you looking for sweet onions?

I bet you thought we only grew strawberries.  Here at Parkesdale Market, not only can you find the sweetest strawberries around, we also have the sweetest onions!  These amazingly sweet onions, often called “Strawberry Onions”, grow right in our strawberry fields.  They are a Savannah hybrid sweet onion.  We pick them daily straight from our fields in Dover, Florida.

Strawberry Onion

Strawberry Onion

Some customers tell me they eat them like an apple, but I just can’t get myself to try that.  My favorite way to enjoy these sweet onions is by seasoning them with salt, pepper and olive oil and grilling them for a few minutes on each side.   The best thing about these sweet onions is  that they won’t make you cry when you are preparing them!   They are wonderful in salads, sandwiches, soups and just about any dish you would use onions.

Here are some great recipes:

Sweet Onions with Parmesan-Pecan Crumble

Cucumber and Sweet Onion Salad

Cantaloupe Salsa

Sweet Onion and Bread Soup

Sweet Onion Casserole


Sweet Onions Ready to Ship

Sweet Onions Ready to Ship

You can stop by our market to pick them up now through March.  Remember we are now open 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 pm.  If you can’t make it to our market, you can also order them online through our website,  or by calling us directly at 888-311-1701.  We can ship them via FedEx Ground to the southeast and northeast USA.   For shipping out west, please call us for more information.


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by Xiomara (183 Posts)

Hi! I'm Xiomara. My love for strawberries started at a young age. As a child growing up in Puerto Rico, eating strawberries was a special treat. Fast forward to 2007, we packed our home and moved to Plant City, the winter strawberry capital of the world.



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3 Responses to “Are you looking for sweet onions?”

  1. marc says:

    Why are they called strawberry onions and why do they plant them on the edges of strawberry fields in Florida ? Thanks for your help. Marc

    • Xiomara says:

      We call them strawberry onions because they are grown in the same fields as the strawberries. We only grow them when we are in strawberry season. They are planted on the edges to form a pretend barrier to keep animals away from the berries.

    • Xiomara says:

      They are called strawberry onions because we only grow them during strawberry season. We plant them around the edges to create a “pretend barrier” for animals.


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