Variety: Peruvian Sweet Onions

Variety Overview

Sweet onions tend to be larger and generally round with flatter bottoms than standard onions. Sweet onions are milder and sweeter also and not sold year-round from storage as they can only be stored for a few months. Sweet onions from Peru have common characteristics as others and are usually sold from September to April.


  • Onions, Sweet
  • Cooking Vegetables
  • Large with dry yellow to golden brown skin and yellow or white flesh. Not as round as standard onions

  • Milder and sweeter than standard onions

  • Often used raw because of milder profile than other onions, but they may also be cooked a variety of ways

  • From September to April

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