The Dolling Farm
Growing around 200 hectares of onions in the Limestone Coast area of South Australia, all under centre pivot irrigation, Dolling Produce has grown substantially from their early beginnings.
Planting begins in June and continues until September, with approximately 500,000 seeds planted per hectare. Crops are them carefully managed, before harvest begins in late December, a process that continues through to April. Depending on seasonal conditions, the time from planting to harvesting is usually 26‐32 weeks.
Once harvested the onions are then cured for at least two weeks in large, naturally ventilated sheds to improve the quality of the onions and increases their shelf life. Some are then stored in large climate controlled cool rooms.
From farm to pack out, Dolling Produce is committed to adopting and implementing sustainable farming and management practices.
These conditions ideally suit the growing of onions, especially red onions.
The name Padthaway comes from the Aboriginal word for ‘good water.