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Harvest Time...Recipes #26: Pickled Tree Onions

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Blog entry by XploreOrganics posted 01-31-2010 05:34 PM 7123 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 25: Cabbage Rolls Part 26 of Harvest Time...Recipes series Part 27: Garden Fou Young »

Pickled Tree Onions

1 cup tree onion top bulbs
3/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/8 cup sugar
1 tsp pickling spice

Simmer all the ingredients (except spices) in a saucepan until onions are medium soft. Pour into a sterilized bottle with pickling spice.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/



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posted 01-31-2010 07:30 PM

learn something new every day. Today it is “tree onion”.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 02-01-2010 03:26 AM

Those tree onions are amazing. They do take over a bit but who can complain about extra food. Perennial onions, not bothered by insects, the give you green onions all spring and summer then clusters of pearl onions in fall. Their flavor is mild and sweet with a “green” bite.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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posted 02-01-2010 03:51 AM

perennial onions. Nice!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 02-01-2010 07:50 AM

Never heard of them before. Any idea where one can obtain them? Why are they called “tree onions”?

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 02-01-2010 08:04 AM

Tree onions or Egyptian walking onions (Allium proliferum) Are known as “tree” onions because they are very tall and form clusters of onion bulbs at the top of the plant instead of a flower. It is quite interesting in the fall when these bulbs growing atop green onions themselves start sprouting and form a crazy spiral of onions. There are some great photos on this site: http://www.egyptianwalkingonion.com/ they also sell sets for those in the US. I’m not sure where to get them in Canada, I got them from a local organic farmer.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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posted 02-01-2010 08:18 AM

Neat. Thanks for the link. I’ll keep my eyes open, as I do like my onions for cooking.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 02-24-2010 07:58 PM

Onion + Perennial = 2 of my favorite things.

Found this lady in Ontario who has them for sale, but no recent activity, last activity was 2008. She may or may not still be doing it. There is an order form on her page. Seems to have a lot of stuff.

http://www.yuko.ca/seeds/index.html

She is just southwest of Ottawa. Road Trip? :D

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posted 02-25-2010 06:27 AM

roadtrip – sounds like a great idea :D

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 05-18-2011 03:00 PM

hi XO .. question: how much of the greens do you harvest, ensuring you get the little bulbs later in the season as well?

I just dehydrated some of the greens and oh the flavour!! Now I want to dehydrate more but I don’t want to over do it.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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