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Dutch Onions

Dutch onions

Dutch onions are among the most eaten vegetables in the world. They form the basis of nearly every dish. Moreover, onions are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and B11. Also, minerals like iron, chromium, molybdenum, manganese, and potassium can be found in onions.

Yellow and red onions

Hofotra delivers both yellow and red onions.


Dutch onions are available all year round.


Hofotra delivers yellow and red onions, which find their way to the consumer through the supermarket channel, fresh markets, and industry. Depending on customer preference, onions are delivered according to customer specifications.


The onions are packaged available in the following assortments:

  • 35/50 mm;
  • 40/60 mm;
  • 50/70 mm;
  • 60/80 mm;
  • 75/105 mm;
  • 80/+ mm;
  • Other assortment, upon customer specification.

Packaging possibilities

The onions have been sorted and are available in the following packagings:

  • 10 x 1 kg mesh bag
  • 20 x 1, kg mesh bag;
  • 10 x 1 kg mesh bag;
  • 10 kg, 20 kg, 25 kg mesh bag;
  • 20 kg EPS-H;
  • +/- 1100 kg jumbo bag.


The sowing schedule for Dutch onions starts at end of February. First, the plots are worked so that the soil is in optimal condition for the sowing of the onion seeds. After sowing, the growth process is monitored closely. If required, the onions will be given water or nutrients.


Usually, harvesting of yellow and red onions starts in the last week of August. The onions are harvested with a machine. After digging them up from the soil, the onions are laid out on the field so they can dry. After drying,  a machine is used to collect the onions and bring them to storage.


After harvesting, the onions are stored in conditioned storage. The onions are stored at the right temperature and humidity.

Onion certificates

The Onions are Global Gap certified.

Other pre-packaged field vegetables

Besides onions, our assortment contains a variety of other vegetables, like carrots, potatoes, white cabbage, red cabbage, savoy cabbage, green cabbage, white pointed cabbage, cauliflower, romanesco, celeriac, iceberg lettuce.