Allium tuberosum

James L. Jones
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 17:03:08 PDT

The mention of Allium tuberosum earlier has prodded me to pass on an observation I've been making regarding pollinators.  The plight of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) is well known and has been evident here, with numbers way below those of the past.  However, suddenly, over the last few days I've been seeing them in some abundance, but only on A. tuberosum.  That onion grows mixed with A. 'Constellation" (nice effect) but the honeybees stick to the white one, though 'Constellation' is swarming with bumblebees (Bombus sp), which have been in abundance all season.

Does this mean I'll get a bumper crop of seeds on tuberosum?  Oh joy.

Jim Jones
Lexington, MA

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