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PlantFiles: Georgia Sweet Vidalia Onion, Garden Onion, Edible Onion
Allium cepa 'Yellow Granex'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: cepa (KEP-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Yellow Granex
Additional cultivar information: (aka Georgia Sweet)
Hybridized by Coleman; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1931

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ccilch On Jul 24, 2009, ccilch from Venice, FL wrote:

I also planted a yellow onion from the grocery store which had begun to sprout. The result was large and gorgeous, white pom pom flowers on tall stalks. They lasted in my garden for a month...! I'm going to plant some other household veggies like garlic and ginger in that area for hopefully, a great look.

Neutral beautifulchaos On Apr 16, 2009, beautifulchaos from Indianapolis, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

I buried a vidiala from the grocery in the ground last year (it was starting to look a bit bad)...anyway, it's been growing/spreading ever since and has stayed evergreen as well. I haven't dug up the area to see what's going on in the ground. However, I will be this season; as I'm changing the bed around that it's in.

Edit: oops, probably should've posted this under the 'sweet vidalia' plant file.

Neutral Big_Red On Mar 12, 2006, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

(Also known as Yellow Granex)

A Valadia type onion available from Bonnies Plants.

According to FarmerDill,

"There are almost 30 cultivars registered for the Vidalia Growers Association. Unless grown by association members they cannot be sold as Vidalia onions. All the approved cultivars look alike in the market place, but grower difference are maturity, disease resistance, yield and storability. All are a type of hybrid Granex."

Positive Farmerdill On Jul 16, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A yellow short day hybrid from Golden Valley Seed. One of the many cultivars grown as Vidalia onions. A short day type that does well here.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Venice, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Indianapolis, Indiana
Charlotte, North Carolina
Hampton, South Carolina

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