[Market-farming] Multiplier onions

Marlin & Christine Burkholder burkholders at glenecofarm.com
Thu Mar 10 20:01:38 EST 2011

What time of year do you separate the bulblets?  I have not been separating my bulblets, but I will try to separate some now.

Do you eat them as scallions?

I agree that the flavor of the walking onion is stronger and not my favorite, but the green tops are ready so early in the season.

Christine in Shenandoah Valley, VA


From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ben Wiener
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I have always grown walking onions for personal use, but never for sale as green onions. You can fall plant the bulblets on a 1x1 inch grid in a rich soil and they will come up nice tall and thin. A wide raised bed wotks great.  

I don't know which variety I have.  I got them from my aunt who got them from my grandfather who got them from his father.  They have been in the family for close to 100 years. 

If anyone has a source for potato onions, I'd love to get some.  The mature bulbs of the walking onions are too potent for my taste.

Ben Wiener
Ben's Berry Farm
Hinckley MN

I have been growing multiplier onions for a few years now and find they are a great crop for the CSA. I saved seed from last years crop, though the sets are not as large as the one's I have to buy each year.

Does anyone else have experience with this crop?

Thanks, John 

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