all alliums ok to eat?

Rodger Whitlock
Tue, 01 Nov 2005 10:00:07 PST
On 31 Oct 05 at 19:51, Diane Whitehead wrote:

> OK, back to bulbs, but following the current theme, more
> edible ones. I've just been repotting bulb seedlings,
> starting with the A's.  I have lots of different alliums,
> most of which haven't flowered yet.
> I sprinkle chives and nodding onion flowers (Allium
> schoenprasum and A. cernuum) on food, as the varied colours
> of the flowers are pretty on a salad or scrambled eggs.
> I am expecting some of my other species to increase enough to
> use. Are they all edible?  How about some of the blue-flowered
> ones?

Mark McDonough (who, I hope, will speak up for himself) once
commented in a talk on one of the beauties of specializing in
alliums: if you don't like the plant, you can always fry it
and eat it with steak.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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