Everybody loves sweet Vidalia onions, but they’re only available five months out of the year. So where do their tasty cousins we eat in the fall and winter come from?
They’re grown from the same seed — but in Peru. Vidalia growers, either on their own or with Peruvian partners, set up import operations years ago to bring Peruvian sweets — grown from the same seed as the Vidalia — to the U.S.
Here’s how that deal came together — and a look at how you grow onions in a desert — in this report that first aired on our broadcast partner the RFD-TV Network.