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G5, that stuff in your picture looks just like Egyptian Walking Onion bulbils. You say they grew underground? Interesting! I have not seen that.
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jal_ut wrote:G5, that stuff in your picture looks just like Egyptian Walking Onion bulbils. You say they grew underground? Interesting! I have not seen that.
Ugh, now that I look at the pic, I think you're right :oops:. I had gotten the pic off Google to show to you as an example and it looks like I goofed.

Info on these "nest" or "potato" onions is kind of scarce, but [url=https://www.motherearthnews.com/Growing-Leeks-Shallots-Scallions.aspx]here[/url] is a little info to prove I'm not just making this stuff up :lol:.

Oh, and [url=https://www.cornucopiaseeds.com.au/pages.php?pageid=18]here[/url] is some more.

Certainly something worth giving a go!
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[url=https://www.backyardgardener.com/plantname/pda_e823.html]Check it out![/url]

I think your potato onions are very similar to shallots both in culture and flavor. You may have problems finding any for a start though. Shallots are easier to come by.

Any of these onions, and garlic too, will give you a better harvest if you plant the largest bulbs or cloves in the fall.
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[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/bunching_onion.jpg[/img]

These are the bunching onions. They are a nice mild onion. No bulbing.
Grown from seed.
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Looks yum! I usually store green onions like this chopped and frozen. Is that what you do, jal?

I bought yellow potato onions from Souther Exposure Seed Exchange last fall. I know I have a few of them growing around here somewhere.... :roll:

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Looks yum! I usually store green onions like this chopped and frozen. Is that what you do, jal?
No. I use the green onions in season. These have went well at the market.

I store dry onions in the traditional mesh bag.
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