Dolling Produce grows and packs both brown and red onions, totaling around 12,000 tonnes of onions per season. Dolling onions are currently supplied to retailers in the wholesale markets in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, along with major supermarket chains and export.
The onions are planted by seed, with approximately 500,000 seeds per hectare. Planting begins in June and continues until September, with harvest beginning in January through to April. Depending on the conditions, the time from planting to harvest is usually 26‐32 weeks.
Once the onions harvested, they’re then cured for at least two weeks in large, naturally ventilated sheds. This improves the quality of the onions and increases their shelf life.