A Bright Idea

Sunions are a new type of onion that grows sweeter every day. And unlike regular cooking onions, they cause no tears when cut.

Sunions​ ​didn't​ ​happen​ ​by​ ​accident.​ ​It​ ​took​ ​over​ ​three ​decades​ ​of​ ​investment,​ ​development, careful​ ​farming​ ​and​ ​hard​ ​work​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​this​ ​game​ ​changing​ ​onion​ ​and​ ​we​ ​don't​ ​take​ ​that​ ​for granted.​ ​When​ ​Sunions​ ​are​ ​harvested,​ ​they're​ ​stored ​for​ ​peak​ ​flavor​ ​and maximum​ ​tearlessness.​ ​Then,​ ​and​ ​only​ ​then,​ ​do​ ​Sunions​ ​growers​ ​ship​ ​them​ ​to​ ​customers around​ ​the​ ​country.​ ​Sunions​ ​are​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​brighten​ ​consumers'​ ​kitchens​ ​and​ ​meals​ ​-​ ​no​ ​tears necessary!


Sunions are not a genetically modified product and were grown through an all-natural cross-breeding program. Unlike all other onions, Sunions become sweeter every day. Volatile compounds in onions are responsible for tearing and pungent flavor and the amounts of those compounds in other onions remain the same or increase over time. In Sunions, these compounds do the exact opposite and decrease to create a tearless, sweet and mild onion. 


Sunions are currently grown only in Nevada and Washington. Their tearless quality and incredible flavor profile that is consistently sweet, mild and crunchy is all thanks to a tightly-controlled brand promise that Sunions must be certified to be both tearless and sweet before shipping to grocery stores. This certification process is unique to Sunions and sets them apart from all other onions on the market. Availability this year begins in November and will continue until March or April, depending on supply.

Sunions Growers

Onions 52

Onions 52 is the nation’s leading grower-shipper of yellow, red, white, sweet, Sunions® and Certified Organic onions. Since 1977, onions have remained our focus, our tradition, and we’re happy to share it with you. We pride ourselves on quality, consistency, and ease, by growing and shipping our onions all year long. Together, alongside Hartley Produce and our growing partners, we sustainably grow and ship premium-quality organic and conventional Sunions®.



Peri & Sons Farms

Peri & Sons Farms has been growing, packing and shipping white, yellow, red, sweet and organic onions since 1979 from our family-farms in NV & CA. And we grow Sunions® onions. Today we farm thousands of acres each year; selling over 450 million pounds of onions throughout the U.S. and across the globe. We are dedicated to creating a sustainable farming business that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future because we are committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, our customers and the community as a whole.


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