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egyptian onion questions

Posted by modock 5 (My Page) on
Wed, May 23, 07 at 2:03

I am growing egyptian onions for the first time and they are looking great. They have formed small bulbils and are sending off other "tendrils". The bulbils are small and green and white. Some are sending shoots from the tops. My question is, how should the bulbils look when they are ready to pick? I'd like to try some but I'm not sure when to pick them. I planted them from Richters last year. I was able to split them when I got them and it looks like I could divide the base of each a number of times again when that time comes.

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RE: egyptian onion questions

  • Posted by coho z8/9 N. Calif (My Page) on
    Wed, May 30, 07 at 0:40

Did the bulbs you planted have reddish skins? If not, sounds like you have Heritage sweet white top setters. I prefer the bublets to be i/2" dia or larger but if you can recognize that its a bulblet, its plantable. If there is any moisture, it will grow. You can use the bottom bulbs when you harvest them. Just save some to plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: some topset information

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