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Old 08-10-2006, 01:23 PM   #21
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Are there any tricks to prevent tears that do work?
Cut onions release a gas of the class of "lachrymators". They're chemicals that make your eyes water, and I guess it's how onions defend themselves from herbivores.

You either have to keep the gas away from your face (nose & eyes) or you have to filter it out. The best ways are to blow a fan over the cutting board (pointing away from you!), to cut outdoors or on a breezy lanai, to cut the onion under water (or under running water, although that's difficult), or to wear a charcoal-filter respirator. I've seen sailors cutting onions wearing gas masks or emergency air-breathing masks. Needless to say they were happy but the rest of the mess decks emptied out quickly.

You could also practice more onion-cutting and see if your body develops a tolerance. This seems to work better if it's lubricated with beer...
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Re: What Happened to Vidalia Sweet Onions?
Old 08-10-2006, 02:50 PM   #22
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Agree 100%. I think that these are called Texas 1014's. We use them all the time and consider them superior to Videlia's.
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Agree 100%. I think that these are called Texas 1014's. We use them all the time and consider them superior to Videlia's.
AHHH... yes, the 1014s are good... except they are not year round....

And the trivia question.. why are they called 1014
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I just go ahead and chop the onions and have a good cry. I rarely cry so it probably clears the "pipes"!
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And the trivia question.. why are they called 1014
I once knew the answer to that Q however it has escaped my brain since that time.

My guess: It took the Aggies 1015 tries to* get it right.
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AHHH... yes, the 1014s are good... except they are not year round....

And the trivia question.. why are they called 1014
Did you mean the 1015Y? I think it was just a numbering system to be able to tell all the different varieties apart in the labs and research fields at A & M. There was also 1020Y, 1025Y, 1030Y and the 1105Y that were all considered marketable. But, they went with the 1015Y because it matured sooner and was less pungent than the others.
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ya know, I'm crying right now...yellows, garlic & virgin in the pan...I should go down to the workshop and get some goggles when I cut onions next time

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I just remembered that my mom would rinse the onion in water after she had cut it in quarters - help keep the fumes down...
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Yes, actually. Wearing contact lenses!!

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I was thinking that 1014 was wrong... but since I was not at the store I just assumed I was wrong...

BUT, it is 1015....

They are named because that is the day you are supposed to plant them!!! October 15th...

Texas Sweets - SpringSweets & Texas 1015s

Texas Sweet OnionsSpringSweets are the first spring sweet onions in the marketplace, debuting in March; the 1015s arrive in mid-April. The 1015, developed in the early 1980s by Dr. Leonard Pike, a professor of horticulture at Texas A & M University, is named for its suggested planting date, October 15. Nicknamed the "million-dollar baby" because of the money spent to develop it.

Credit to: http://www.sweetonionsource.com/vari...xassweets.html
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