Storage & Handling
These premium sweet onions are more perishable and can bruise easily, so proper handling is very important to ensure a high quality display.
Reduce Shrink with Proper Storage:
- Maintain storage temperatures of 45 – 55°F
- Provide 70 – 75% relative humidity with good air circulation
- Keep onions dry
To Prevent Bruising:
- Don’t throw, toss or drop bags or boxes
- Don’t stack bags over 5 feet high
- Carefully pile onions into the displays
- Don’t dump them into display bins
To Prevent Decay
- Don’t store onions for a long time with potatoes or other produce that gives off moisture
- Don’t store onions in plastic bins or using plastic pallet wrap that prevents air circulation
- Place onions a foot away from walls and other pallets to provide air flow
- Avoid direct sunlight or other heat sources.
- Remove onions that are bruised, cut or already rotting
- Keep onions dry and cool
- Rotate, rotate, rotate!
"Peru is a beautiful country to visit, but a “Vidalia” is a Vidalia. If they’re not home grown in Vidalia, onions just don’t taste the same."- Joe Boris. Boris Photography, Atlanta.