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Old March 9, 2016   #1
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Does anyone grow yellow potato onions?I am looking for an onion that will multiply..and keep well.I wouldn't mind using green tops as well.Does anyone know if they will tolerate warmer summer temps?
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I am growing them for the first time now. I planted them this last November and they are growing well. I haven't pulled any to try yet. They may not get to the full bulb and curing stage until around June for me. I'm in the desert so we'll see how they do. I love having onions growing in my garden!
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I was waiting for more people to post and nothing.
I wish someone would chime in and say something.
Before that happens I guess I will put my two cents in.
Just about the time I thought I had onions figured out I find out there is a perennial onion family.
Shallots are subgroup of them.
I have yet to find any real good information on them.

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Lots of information on Potato Onions here ......

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...t?pref=2&pli=1
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I'm also growing I'itoi which are small like a shallots but called onion. They multiply like crazy. One seed bulb will multiply into twenty. They are good cured or as green onions. They seem to love my desert environment. I'm also growing a few of the Green Mountain potato onion as mentioned in the google doc above. Yet to eat any though.

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Looks like I am going to have a perpetual shallot nest.
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Does anyone grow yellow potato onions?I am looking for an onion that will multiply..and keep well.I wouldn't mind using green tops as well.Does anyone know if they will tolerate warmer summer temps?
They keep well, 6 months or more. I don't know how they'd do in your climate.

Here, they're planted about October 1st, have about 6" of green growth, get frozen and covered with snow in the winter, grow again in the spring and are harvested in July. A small bulb planted will generally produce one large bulb the next year, and a large bulb planted generally produces many small bulbs the next year.
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My Green Mountain Potato Onions are already up in my PA garden (along with my garlic). I tend to get nests of 3-4 bulbs per bulb planted. They aren't huge but do keep well - I'm still enjoying last year's crop.

I have no idea how they would do in a tropical climate, however.
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I found this link that has bunching onions in it.
It says to pant year round in Hawaii.
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I have a bed of walking onions. I believe they are McCullar's White. They grow like crazy and have been green most of the winter. I can get 1-1.25" bulbs out if I catch them before they divide. They are great to have around for green onions mainly. Every few years you need to thin out the bed though. Right now they are as thick as can be.
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I have a bed of walking onions. I believe they are McCullar's White. They grow like crazy and have been green most of the winter. I can get 1-1.25" bulbs out if I catch them before they divide. They are great to have around for green onions mainly. Every few years you need to thin out the bed though. Right now they are as thick as can be.
Your not eating enough onions.

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Potato onions usually do well in more tropical places. Green mountain is a mid day onion.

I plant March for a crop or September for stock increase. The difference is that I get nest of 4-5 big ones instead of 2-3 lb nest of over 20 small ones.
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I grew them until 2 years ago but I am not in a very hot area, they were part of my perennial veggie bed I had which I lost when I moved. I am just starting on building it back up.

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We've been trying to find Canadian suppliers of potato onion, finally ordered what I thought was them from William Dam, but now the page says Yellow Shallots.
I don't care what they're called, shallots are okay by me too.
http://www.damseeds.ca/productcart/p...dCategory=2059

That's a great link about the potato onions btw. So interesting.
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We've been trying to find Canadian suppliers of potato onion, finally ordered what I thought was them from William Dam, but now the page says Yellow Shallots.
I don't care what they're called, shallots are okay by me too.
http://www.damseeds.ca/productcart/p...dCategory=2059

That's a great link about the potato onions btw. So interesting.
I think they are all in the same family and dont act like the onions we are used to.
I have read about shallots ans the say delicate taste.
The ones I bought at the store were anything but delicate tasting.
Your link is the same shallots I bought for eating and they say strong flavored.
My shallots are growing and doing fine that I bought from the produce section.

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