Re: Tater Onions
Posted by Joe Reid on 10/24/2011, 8:30 pm, in reply to "Re: Tater Onions"
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: MULTIPLIER ONIONS Allium cepa,
: Aggregatum Group
: Multiplier onions form a cluster of
: underground bulbs from each single
: bulb planted. Once established in your
: garden, multiplier onions will improve
: in size and quality, and their bulbs
: can be replanted year after year. A
: great food source for the
: CULTURE: Plant multiplier onions in
: the fall as you would garlic. Plant
: individual bulbs 6 inches apart in the
: row and at a depth that allows the
: very tip of the bulb to lie even with
: the surface of the soil. A few inches
: of mulch or compost spread over the
: bulbs completes your planting. The
: following spring the onion will send
: up leaves. Be sure to remove any seed
: head that may want to form. Fertilize
: with a high nitrogen fertilizer such
: as Fish & Kelp Grow (ZFE255) in
: March and again 8 weeks later.
: Well-drained fertile soil and regular
: watering during the summer produces
: larger bulbs.
: HARVEST: Harvest typically occurs from
: July to August. Bulbs should be dried
: on racks or screens, out of direct
: sunlight. Select and save the biggest
: and best bulbs for replanting in the
: fall. Store bulbs as you would globe
: onions, inside a mesh bag in a cool,
: shaded, dry location.
: The Potato Onion (also known as an
: "Old-Time Hill Onion") is a
: type of Multiplier Onion. Of course,
: this name eventually evolved into what
: is commonly known as a 'Tater Onion'
: here in the Southeast United States.
: HEIRLOOM ONIONS? Bulbing Multiplying
: Onions. Most commonly known as potato
: onions, these multipliers also are
: called ground onions, inground onions
: and hill onions. Some carry
: descriptive or varietal names as well,
: such as `Yellow,' `Red,' `Kentucky
: Hill' and `Greeley's.
: Heirloom - (heir•loom) noun
: 1.A valued possession passed down
: in a family through succeeding
: 2.An article of personal property
: included in an inherited estate.
: This is a true definition of potato
: onions. Since before the turn of the
: century, potato onions have been very
: popular with home gardeners
: (especially in Appalachia). Every
: family had their own garden and always
: grew potato onions. They are delicious
: both in and with soups, sandwiches and
: just about anything else. With
: modernization, the building of large
: chain / grocery stores and the
: convenience of buying (rather than
: growing a home garden), these once
: revered onions have almost become
: extinct in many areas. Back in the
: 'good old days' it wasn't unusual for
: a newly married bride and groom to
: receive a set of these onions as a
: wedding gift for their future garden.
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: I have a friend that is looking for
: "tater onions". Plant them
: in november and harvest them in june.
: Anybody know of where to get some?
: Joe do you have more potato onions to
: give out? I would love to buy some or
: pay for postage or however you want to
: do it. Thanks, vanessa