Strawberry Onions are here!

Plant City Florida is well known as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World.  What most people don’t know is that most local farmers also grow “Strawberry Onions”.  You may ask, What is a Strawberry Onion?  Do they taste like strawberries?   A Strawberry Onion is a Savannah Hybrid Sweet Onion which is grown on the perimeter of  the strawberry fields.  Sadly, they do not taste like strawberries, but they are sweet.


Strawberry Onions are available from February to April.  It’s funny to hear customers describing our Strawberry Onions to their friends or to other customers.  I’ve often heard them say “These strawberry onions are as sweet as an apple”.  Last year we decided to start shipping our strawberry onions to the Northeast US via UPS.  So far, they’ve made it all the way to Maine, Ohio and Michigan.  The Strawberry Onions were such a hit last year, that we have already doubled last years shipments.


At the market, we often joke that the Strawberry Onions are planted on the edges to “keep the elephants away”.  At home, we use Strawberry Onions almost exclusively when they are in season mostly because they are so sweet, but I prefer them because they won’t make me cry!  You can read this earlier post with our favorite way to enjoy them.  Have you ever tried our Strawberry Onions?  How do you enjoy them?



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53 Responses to Strawberry Onions are here!

  1. I will be buying some of these Wednesday when we have our meet up!!

  2. Alana says:

    A visitor to the Ybor City Saturday market last week from upstate NY, I purchased two of these onions. They are wonderful. I wish I had known about them before coming to the market – I would have purchased several more!

  3. Patricia Luhn says:

    I love Strawberry onions, can I get them in Indiana?

  4. Keith Burdick says:

    How can I order the Strawberry Onions?
    What time of year are they in season?
    Thank you

  5. papa matt 2011 says:

    Can someone give me a website for a good recipe on strawberry onion

  6. Candy says:

    can you use the greens from the onions in any way? They smell like maybe in a salad.

  7. Wayne says:

    I would like to grow a few of these onions in my garden, but can’t find where to buy the bulbs or seeds. Can you help?

    • Xiomara says:

      Unfortunately we do not sell them. Have you tried a google search?

      • Georgia says:

        Do you ship them to Pa via UPS? We were just given one from a friend and LOVED it. We’ve just been having raw onion and beet sandwiches. We grow tons of Organic produce but this looks like I will have to try to have shipped to me since it’s not warm enough here to grow through the winter. Thanks!

  8. Tracy says:

    My parents no longer own their winter home in FL and I miss my onions! Can you ship them to Iowa? Thanks for your quick reply!

  9. JUDY JOHNSON says:


  10. olene says:

    where can i buy the strewberry onion

  11. Patty Dean says:

    When do I place an order for strawberry onions.

  12. Patty Dean says:

    When can I or should I order strawberry onions?

  13. Marjorie Harbison says:

    I had some last year at a friend’s house and can’t wait to get some this year. They are wonderful!

  14. I am in South Carolina….where in SC are the strawberry onions sold??? a friend of mine spends the winter months in Clermont,Fl and has told me about the so anxious to try them as I am an onion eater…thank you

    • Xiomara says:

      I don’t know where in South Carolina you could find them. but we do ship them there when they are in season. Give us a call in February!

  15. Charles Vincent says:

    Hello, I’m interested in knowing the correct name for The Florida Sweet onion. While in Florida I purchase a large sweet onion which locals call the Florida Sweet, however I haven’t been able to find anyone who can give me the correct name of this onion. I was looking at your article and you mention strawberry onion, could this be the one I purchase at flea markets near Fort Myers? The vendors say they buy them in plant city, but only know them as Florida Sweets, this is not a brand which can be ordered without knowing the correct name. I would like to purchase seeds, bulbs or plants. The onions I’m looking for looks like the pictures you posted. They are usually sold with the tops still attached. Every time I ask for Florida Sweet onions I get the same onion? I would appreciate any information regarding this matter. If you sell seeds and etc. please let me know. Thanks in advance for your time.

  16. Colleen Halter says:

    I buy these every year when we come to Florida. I usually bring 45-60 home with us. I cut the tops off after we get home, wrap them individually in either paper towel or newspaper and place them in my refrigerator. They will usually stay firm for about 5 months. Love them!

  17. David McKenney says:

    Hi, My wife and I just got back from Napels,we visited the framer market on Marco island picked up an strawberry onion (wow) . I would like to known if those could or would grow here in Maine,if so how would I get seeds or bulbs, as I haven’t seen up here. I have a small plots in my back, so we can have fresh verges. Any help or advise you are willing give me would be wonderful. Love these onions. David.

  18. Denise Birmingham says:

    When strawberry onions are available for shipment, I would love to know ow and get some. Be it this year or next. Thank you. 517 803 6898

  19. Sam Capitano says:

    Love strawberry onions

  20. Donald Moses says:

    Our Lions Club sells Florida Strawberries every February. We get them from Florida Farm Bureau
    We would like to try Strawberry Onions this coming spring. Do you sell them to clubs for fund raising. I think we may be talking like maybe 200 lbs to start with. Please Advise

    Donald Moses
    Arcadia Lions Club
    Arcadia, Ohio

  21. SANDY from PA says:

    I was told that if you cut the tops off, the onions get ‘stronger’ and lose the sweetness.?? What is the best way to store the onions – please?

  22. Kaili Calasso says:

    Can I get some strawberry onions shipped to Ohio?

  23. Dlacy says:

    I am a gardener and I want to grow these where can I bit sets.

  24. Dave Bouhl says:

    Are strawberry field onions the same as the candy onions we buy in Southern Illinois? The strawberry onions are much sweeter and milder than the candy onions, however the tops look exactly alike? A family member shipped some up this year and they were fantastic!! Thanks

  25. Sharon Oglesby says:

    As a native of Florida but now living in Virginia I seriously MISS my Strawberry Onions. They have a delicate taste and cook up in a cast iron skillet with some butter then into the bowl they go and into the mouth. I have been known to eat 4-5 of them in one sitting. Ti,e to order some.

  26. Diane Collins says:

    I would love to bring strawberry onion seeds back to Canada-best I ever tasted

    • Xiomara says:

      I don’t have seeds because we plant onion plugs. I’m wondering if you could try propagating one of the onions.

  27. Mandi says:

    do you guys still have any strawberry onions left for sale by mail order ?

  28. Xiomara says:

    If you’d like to be notified when we start shipping strawberry onions again,
    please follow this link and sign up for our strawberry onion email notification.

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