Handling and Storage
Vidalia Onions have a higher water and sugar content than storage onions, making them susceptible to bruising, and, therefore, must be handled with care by the grower, the retailer, and the consumer.
The key to preserving Vidalia’s, and to prevent bruising, is to handle carefully and keep them cool, dry, and
Since Vidalia Onions are available only a portion of the year, here are some simple tips to store them for extended enjoyment.
Keep them in the refrigerator wrapped separately in a paper towel. This method is expensive and takes up precious refrigerator space, but can preserve Vidalia Onions for as long as a year.
In the legs of clean, sheer pantyhose. Tie a knot between each Vidalia and cut above the knot when you want one. Hang in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
On elevated racks or screens, not touching each other, and in a cool place.