perennial onions

sundacks(4a)May 5, 2013

After my cat knocked off two flats of onion seedlings, and others died from overwatering, I wasn't sure if I'd be selling onions this year. But my perennial onions have sprouted vigorously.

So, I'm wondering whether anyone grows perennial onions for the farmers' markets. If so, when do you harvest, and what parts do you sell? Is it just a waste of space to increase my perennial onion beds - are the annual types that much more efficient use of space?

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myfamilysfarm

I don't know about selling perennial onions, but I do know that wild onions don't sell.

Marla

This post was edited by myfamilysfarm on Tue, May 7, 13 at 9:44

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 9:08AM
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myfamilysfarm

If I remember my grandmother's perennial onions right they had o different taste then annual onions had. I can not remember if she used them in her cooking or not, but if you are going to sell them you would need to mark them as perennial onions and tell how to use them. I do know they never got large bulbs because they bloomed early and their green stems were harder then green onions in the garden.
James

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 9:09AM
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