Sunions Growers Announce Record Crop for 2019-2020 Season

PARMA, ID – Sunions®, the world’s first tearless onion, will return later this fall and with more reasons not to cry than ever before. The game-changing onion will have four times the crop this year than last, making the sweet onion’s third season the strongest yet.

“With the success of last year, our growers made a significant expansion of acreage this year,” said Crop Sales Manager, Lyndon Johnson, “with their support, we’re able to offer Sunions® to more retailers and expect to be in over 10,000 stores. The consumer feedback has been tremendous, not only do they love the tearless aspect but also the incredible sweet flavor of the onion.”

Sunions® tearless onions, a long-day sweet onion variety grown in Washington and Nevada, was developed by Nunhems Vegetable Seeds. Bred using traditional methods, the sweet onion is not only tearless but also has a distinct crunch and sweet flavor. “Sunions are unique in that they become sweeter and even more tearless the longer they store. We triple test them and don’t release until they’re ready”, Johnson added.

Sunions® are backed by a comprehensive marketing plan including geotargeted digital advertising, point-of-sale materials, produce manager education, social media content as well as consumer advertising and public relations campaign. For more information visit or for product availability, please contact Sunions distributors Onions 52 and Peri & Sons Farms.

Learn more about Sunions® tearless onions at PMA’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA October 17-19 from Onions 52 at Booth #743 and Peri & Sons Farms at Booth #2442. 

About Sunions

Sunions, America’s first tearless and sweet onion, didn’t happen by accident. The product of nearly 30 years of research, development and natural hybridization, the onion is crunchy and sweet with a mild flavor. Once harvested, Sunions follow a tightly controlled flavor protocol and are tested throughout storage until they reach maximum tearlessness and peak flavor. Then, and only then, do Sunions growers ship them to retailers around the country. There are plenty of reasons to cry– now onions don’t have to be one of them. Sunions are marketed and distributed exclusively by Onions 52 and Peri & Sons Farms.