winter garlic; was RE: all allium to eat?

Jim McKenney
Wed, 02 Nov 2005 14:43:15 PST
Ah! A picture is worth a thousand words, so three pictures must be worth
three thousand. Does that mean I can go on for three thousand words' worth?

I'm pretty sure your photos show a widely grown heirloom known as Allium
sativum var. ophioscorodon (ophioscorodon, sometimes spelled ophioscordon,
means snake garlic, an obvious allusion to the coiled scapes).   

So, it is a form of Allium sativum after all!

Are they tasty? I've known about them since forever, but I've never eaten
them. In fact, I don't think I've actually ever seen one. 

Very cool: food for the eye and food for the tummy!

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where I wonder what would
happen if you planted Iris anguifuga next to Allium sativum ophioscorodon. 

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