Danny Ray, part of family operation at Ray Farms in Glennville, GA, told OnionBusiness.com that all their onion acres have been planted “and so far everything is on target.” Danny said Vidalia growers have yet to fully register their acres, but it appears the 2016 acreage will be similar to last year’s.
Danny said if all goes as it should, Ray Farms will have an April 20 start to the Vidalia season.
At Ray Farms most of the acreage is in yellow Vidalia Sweets, although the farm also offers organics, Sweet Georgia Reds and white onions as well.
Commenting on recent weather, Ray told OnionBusiness.com that for the past several weeks the region had experienced unseasonably warm temps. The first week of 2016, however, brought a welcome cooling trend and a forecast for continued lower temperatures, which is better for the crop at this time of year.