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Silverskin Onions

Veco BV is a silverskin onion manufacturer and producer that has been in the business for more than 40 years. We are based in the Netherlands and export our products to more than 30 countries around the world, including Canada, India, France and Germany. Our pearl onions are widely regarded as the best in the world! Veco BV’s silverskin onions are unique because they have been grown with love and care for generations. They are also unique because they are grown in the Netherlands, where there is no shortage of rain and sun. The combination of these factors makes them particularly sweet and delicious.

The silverskin onions, also known as pearl onions or sour pickled onions, are grown in the soil of the Noordoostpolder and then carefully selected by our team of experts before they are taken to the cold store. We are happy to tell you more about how your favorite silver onion is served on your table!

One of our main activities is cultivating and processing silverskin onions, also called sour pickled onions or glazed pearl onions, for the preserving industry. We grow our pickled onions exclusively under supervision of our own staff. The fields are located in the Noordoostpolder, Drenthe and Limburg. We process all glazed pearl onions at our company location in Creil. The product we ship from our plant has been washed, peeled, graded and packed in crates or drums. Any tonnage we cannot supply fresh is preserved in acetic acid. We export the majority of our production. Please find below a detailed overview of how we grow and process our silverskin onions.


In the beginning of April we check if the soil is sufficiently dry to start sowing. Silverskin onions are sown across the entire field. The photo on the right shows our sowing tractor. It is equipped with a nose wheel to flatten the soil evenly.


Silverskin onions are sown across the entire field to make the best possible use of the available surface. On the right you see how we spread fertilizer.

Onion fly

For the combat of the onion fly we are using sterile flies. for this we don’t use pesticides anymore.  These flies are made sterile, and on every parcel we  release hundreds of thousands flies. we ensure that the ratio of sterile flies – wild flies is 10 to 1. there are 10 times more sterile flies than wild flies flying on every parcel. The chance is very high that a wild fly mate with a sterile fly. Because of this biological control the flies will become extinct.

Certificaat De groene vlieg


By mid July we start checking if the product in the fields is ready to harvest and determine the order in which to process our fields. We then contact our agricultural service contractor. He uses a single machine to cut down the leaves, to pull up the onions and to sieve out the soil. The machine unloads the product into tippers which take the product to our Creil plant for processing


At our plant in Creil we wash and grade the onions according to size before we peel them. We strictly adhere to HACCP operating procedures, which guarantee a high level of hygiene and food safety.

Finished product

Silverskin onions are packed in drums (covered in acetic acid if so required) or in plastic crates and transported to preserving factories. Any onions we cannot supply immediately are placed in our cold stores.


Most silverskin onions end up in glass jars covered with a sour or sweet-sour liquid. Silverskin onions are also frozen and packed in polybags. Often, these frozen silverskins are mixed with other vegetables for catering clients.

Silverskin Onions Import

At Veco BV, we take immense pride in providing the finest quality Silverskin onions import services to meet the diverse needs of our valued customers. As a leading importer in the industry, we understand the importance of sourcing only the freshest and most flavorful onions from trusted international suppliers. Our team of experts diligently selects and imports these delicate onions, ensuring that they maintain their exceptional taste and texture throughout the journey to your plate. With a commitment to excellence and an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction, Veco BV continues to be your go-to partner for premium Silverskin onions import solutions. Discover the difference of quality with Veco BV today.