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Old February 26, 2018   #18
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Romania/Germany , z 4-6
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Originally Posted by pmcgrady View Post
I did a little research, the Shallots I bought they look like Zebrune (banana shallot). A couple websites say they multiply... 3-5 per bulb, others say they are grown from seed. But no one has Zebrune sets for sale, only seed. I’m guessing when I plant these, they will go to seed, instead of multiply. Film at 11...
It could still be a shallot and not Zebrune even if the shape is like that. Zebrune, after much research I did seems to be 100% onion (not a hybrid as some say).
The fully round shape is given by the fact that they are grown from seed (there is also seed for shallot).
What I find odd is that people say onions don't multiply, and that is the opposite of what I always thought. Missed onions on the field often used to grow fast in the spring and multiply (4-5) and we used them as green onions (in my grandmother's garden). They were from what I remember the red onions, not sure if the white ones did or not.
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