Historic Markers Across Georgia



Home of the Vidalia Sweet Onion



Marker ID: GHM 138-3
Location: Highway 280 3.7 mi east of Ga 29 intersection in Vidalia
County: Toombs
Coordinates: N 32° 12.291    W 082° 21.761
  32.20485537    -82.36269061
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMA7B3
Home of the Vidalia Sweet Onion Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

One of the first crops of Vidalia Onions was commercially grown near this site in 1931 by Moses Coleman, a local farmer. the onion is planted in a 20 county area from September through February and is harvested from late April through early-June. Vidalia Onions very low in pungency due to a combination of the native soils being low in sulfur and the growing in a mild climate. The onions, grown in this 20 county area, have developed an international reputation as the `world`s sweetest onion.` The Vidalia Onion was named Georgia`s official vegetable in 1990 and is a major state industry.

GHM 138-3 Georgia Historic Marker 1999



 

 

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