Is there a 'Sweetish' multiplier onion for eating raw & pickling?

bigoledude(SE Louisiana)December 1, 2010

I would like to start a new allium bed. This bed will have to be much smaller than my old one.

I already have a really good shallot for cooking with. I was wondering if there was a "multiplying" type onion that is not very strong?

My mother used to pickle these onions that were about 1-inch in diameter. They were the most delicious little onions! We enjoyed them raw, cut-up and sprinkled liberally over good-ole Louisiana "Red Beans & Rice". Or, we'd eat jar after jar of them pickled!

I have no idea if they were a full-sized onion pulled early or, if they were a small variety. The memory of us having them year-round makes me think they were probably "multipliers".

Seems like I'm always wishing I wouldda paid more attention to our old "farmer" ways.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Look up rakkyo (Allium chinense).

    Bookmark   December 2, 2010 at 11:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
susancol(7 Atlanta)

Take a look at Paris silverskin. It seems many UK onion picklers like that one.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2010 at 3:31PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
onion cipolla giarratana
i would like to grow this veriety but can not find...
Allium unifolium or something else
I want to try growing Allium unifolium. I found a company's...
Kelsae starts
I have done lots of research but am curious to when...
SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC
Garlic Plants are Coming Up (Fall 2014)
I planted some garlic bulbs about 2-3 weeks ago. And...
Multiplier Onions - Spring vs Fall Planting
Zone 5, Madison WI area. I'm growing an old variety...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™