multiplying onion

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  1. SquashNut

    SquashNut Well-Known Member

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    Is there a multiplying perenial onion that multiplies at the base?
    i tryed a few of the topset onions/shallots and they would fall over into the pathes of my garden.
    It would be nice if the onions were at least as big around as a quarter or even bigger.
     
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  3. wanda1950

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    for years Mama had a row of an "onion" she called multiplying onions. They didn't really form a bulb but had pretty big green tops & stayed there year round. She was in southern west Tn so usually winter wasn't too bad but it would freeze hard a few times every winter. Does anyone know what this is? I have tried many times to find some but nothing looks like these did. If I remember correctly they produced a purpleish blossom on top of the onion blades.
     
  4. Paquebot

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    White multipliers and potato onions will both make a quarter-size bulb but they won't keep doing that forever. They have to be harvested and planted again. Otherwise there is nothing that fills your desires.

    Martin
     
  5. Larkie

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    Does anyone here have multiplying or piggyback onions for postage or sale? thanks..

    Larkie
     
  6. Paquebot

    Paquebot Well-Known Member

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    If you mean walking onions, I have 4 varieties. They are Catawissa, Heritage Sweet, Red Egyptian, and True Egyptian. Any single variety could be sent for about $2.

    Martin