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Old 10-05-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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Bad Onions

Is anyone else having a problem finding good onions in the grocery stores this year? I mainly buy 3 pound bags of yellow onions, as they are cheaper (and I like them for general cooking purposes), but I sometimes buy Vidalias and others as well.

For the last few months a lot of my onions are spoiling faster, and even perfectly fine looking onions often have a brown center (ranging from beige to dark brown). I haven't changed anything about the way I store my onions, so that isn't the problem. They are coming from the store that way.

Just this evening I cut open a beautiful looking onion and near the top it was light brown. Fortunately it was just a small area and most of the onion was fine.

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Old 10-05-2010, 08:05 PM   #2
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I do run into that from time to time. I also find a lot of bad garlic and struggle to a good bulb or two.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:06 PM   #3
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I expect it now and then, but I have been getting a lot more of them this year!

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Old 10-05-2010, 08:21 PM   #4
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I usually buy yellow onions loose. I pick over them carefully to get the firmest ones with no damages. Still, when I cut them open I find a spoiled center from time to time.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:44 PM   #5
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Yeah, I check each onion through the bag the best I can. I've had the same problem with loose onions this year. Well, at least it isn't as bad as getting bad meat. LOL

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:43 PM   #6
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I had about one or two weeks of nice onions, now they are all iffy again! Improper storage while shipping?
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:46 PM   #7
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Could be. Same here, a couple weeks of good ones.

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:59 AM   #8
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I have been having that problem also but for me I think it was where I wa buying my onions. I stopped buying them at that store and switched to another. They are a bit more expensive there but I have not had the problem since. Try another store if you can and see if you have the same problem with their supply.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:20 AM   #9
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it was a poor year for me for onions this year...the spring and early summer was wet, way too wet...and I had almost a total crop failure of garlic due to the wetness....maybe it was a poor growing season for others as well?
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That was my thought, too, Beth.
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