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    Default Everlasting onions

    Some years ago, I was given some plants that looked like large spring onions. I was told they were 'everlasting onions'. They grew very quickly into clumps with gark green leaves about two foot high. Since then I've moved house and the onions didn't move with me but I thought now that I have a veg patch I'd like to grow them again. Does anybody know what they were and where I might get them? ( they made wonderful onion soup)

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    Were they Welsh onions? remember reading something about these and sounded similar i think.
    Im sure an onion expert will be along shortly.

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    Default Everlasting Onions

    They are also referred to as "Egyptian Tree Onions", you may have more luck looking for them under this name.
    Hope this helps !!
    Last edited by Miss. Bee; 11-03-2008 at 11:01 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    I've got some seeds of Welsh Onions, and Siberian Onions - both I think are the same thing as you have described. If you want some, PM me.


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    Looking in the books Welsh onions and Tree (Egyptian) onions are two different types of onion. Welsh onions can be sown from seed whereas the tree onion is propagated from the little bulbs produced on the tree bit. Both of these onions should be lifted and split every 3 years. Welsh onions are sometimes called Japanese Leek.
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    I've got both on my lottie!

    I've just given a huge clump of welsh onions away because I aint too impressed with them and I grow a lot of different alliums.

    They have a very, very, mild onion flavour and you need to use loads in a cheese sarnie just to liven it up. More akin to leek in flavour methinks.

    Gojiberry is right, Egyptian tree onions are completely different animals and are usually grown for there bulbs, which form on the top of the plant where a seed head would usually be!
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    What are Gojiberries like for flavour then Snadger?...worth growing ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulottie View Post
    What are Gojiberries like for flavour then Snadger?...worth growing ?
    Don't know, never grew em!!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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