Now that you know how good you speak southern, see how much you really know about our pride n’ joy of the south, Vidalia onions. Remember that when you have a hankerin’ for the world’s sweetest onion, RealSweet® Vidalia® onions are the brand to look for. ‘Cause if it don’t say RealSweet, it ain’t.


  1. Vidalia onions can only be grown in 20 counties in Southeast Georgia.
  2. The Vidalia onion is the official vegetable of Georgia.
  3. The unique sandy loam soil and climate in the Vidalia region is what makes growing the sweetest onions possible.
  4. The best way to preserve sweet onions and to prevent bruising is to store them in a cool, dry place and separated from each other.
  5. Vidalia onions are only available for about four months out of the year.
  6. It takes four workers an entire day to harvest one acre of Vidalia onions.
  7. Vidalia onion seeds are planted in the fall, transplanted in the winter and harvested in the spring.
  8. The Vidalia onion was accidentally discovered during the Great Depression.
  9. Shuman Produce has been growing RealSweet Vidalia onions for 30 years.
  10. The Vidalia onion is named after the city of Vidalia, Georgia.