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Oliveview

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Onions that multiply?
« on: November 13, 2008, 22:32 »
We have some onions growing that just multiply themselves all the time.  We inherited them when we moved here.  They are not like spring onions nor normal onions, the bulb is more straight up and down, hope this makes sense!  They just grow in clumps multiplying all the time,
The locals use them for tortillas.  They are quite strong, (onions not the locals  :lol: ) Any suggestions on a name or type of onion?
Pamela


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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 22:35 »
Welsh onion ??
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 22:35 »
Sound more like shallots to me... :?
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 22:43 »
They never get to any thicker than my little finger, if that helps :roll:
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 22:44 »
Try google images welsh onion, sounds like them to me

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 22:56 »
Ooooh Richy you just beat me to it!  :lol:

Doesn't sound like shallots anymore if they're only skinny.  :D

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 22:58 »
Did a google- not them.  I´ve to transplant some tomorrow,  I´ll get a photo of them and try to get it on here.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 23:52 »
I've got some of those.  My plot neighbour Vic game me some. They are a bit like spring onions but they grow in bunches and the white bit is straight like ramrod spring onions rather than the bulb type.

Vic calls the perpetual onions. They grow all year and if you break them up they grow into separate bunches so you get lots of other bunches from a few small plants.

They taste ok, a bit earthy, great cooked but a bit rough in salads.  

Unfortunately I don't have a clear picture of them and I don't have a name either.  Magic onions?
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 00:31 »
DEFINATELY WELSH ONIONS , THEY GROW IN A BUNCH , THIN THEM OUT TO ABOUT 5-6 IN EACH BUNCH , YOU WILL HAVE VERY STRONG ONIONS FOREVER , ALLWAYS TAKE THE ONES YOU WANT TO EAT FROM THE OUTSIDE EDGE ,

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 05:44 »
Corynsboy, they sound just like my onions.  I will do another google search, we are in the town later on this morning, the library internet is faster,broadbdan,  so will have a look there.  Here we need to employ another hamster to get the wheel working faster to get the internet moving :lol:
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ps agree about the earthy taste

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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 05:51 »
4.bp.blogspot.com/.../s320/welsh+onions.jpg
  Now that looks like the onions :D
Thanks folks
Pamela

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 13:09 »
I've got some of the "walking" onions and they're quite strong  :D

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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2008, 12:36 »
We were given a small bunch in March this year, and were told they were Welsh Onions.  Planted up in two and three's and today have a full bed of about twenty bunches.  I used the stems like chives, and they were delicious, and then the main part in anything that needs onion. Every time I dig up a bunch, I plant a few back and then I find another allotment holder that can use some.  They seem to grow like the clappers!!!!

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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2008, 12:56 »
These sound interesting - anyone got a link to a photo or a name of a supplier that I can google?  I like the idea of something that tough!
 :lol:
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2008, 13:35 »
If the postage wasn´t so expensive I´d send you a few....... be extra nice to the others here and they might send you some :D
Pamela



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